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Burger King becomes first fast-food outlet in Africa to offer V-Label...

Burger King has introduced vegan meat alternatives in Africa, the first fast-food outlet in the continent to offer V-Label plant-based meats.

Leading organic trade show returns to Madrid

8-9 September saw the return of Spain’s leading organic event, OFI, as it presented its second edition in Madrid to an audience of 5,000.

Farmers on the front line of climate change

As the world prepares for COP26, farmers have been sharing their experiences ‘on the front line of climate change’.

India launches Asia’s first Plastics Pact

India has become the first Asian country to join WRAP’s Plastics Pact in a bid to reduce 9.46 million tonnes of plastic waste annually. 

Reverse vending machines proposed for EU plastic bottles

A new initiative is calling for EU supermarkets to install ‘reverse vending machines’ to facilitate a plastic bottle deposit return scheme.

Global sales of supplements rise during pandemic

A new survey of 13,000 people across 16 countries shows a rise in sales of dietary supplements since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis.

Gen Z: hungry for radical change

A study of 2,000 European Gen Zers showed that this young demographic is hungry for radical change and an overhaul of the food system.

Judge dismisses Oatly’s claims against Glebe Farm

British oat milk producer Glebe Farm has won the legal case brought against it by Oatly for trademark infringement.

‘Hand sanitizer for clothes’: Australian brand fined $5m for COVID misinformation

Australian activewear brand Lorna Jane has been fined AUD$5 million for claiming its apparel ‘eliminated’ the spread of COVID-19.

‘Plastic in product’ logo to mark plastic-free period products

The EC’s Single Use Plastic Directive rules that all disposable period products sold in the EU must display a ‘Plastic in product’ logo.

90% of industry expected to attend leading Nordic trade shows

New survey reveals that 90% of people questioned plan to attend the Nordic Organic Food Fair and Eco Life Scandinavia in November.

Australia trade deal paves way for ‘climate-destructive deals’

Reacting to the news that a UK-Australia free trade deal has been agreed, Soil Association says British farmers ‘justifiably feel betrayed’.

Petition against plant-based censorship victorious

A ProVeg International petition opposing the ‘censorship’ of plant-based dairy terms has been successful, as Amendment 171 is rejected by EU.

‘Huge turnout’ as Sydney’s Naturally Good Expo returns

Naturally Good has been described as ‘a resounding success’ by show organizer Diversified Communications after its return to Sydney's ICC.

Sustainable Foods Summit to discuss popularity of plant-based

The Sustainable Foods Summit, by Ecovia Intelligence, returns on 8-11 June with a focus on plant-based and organic.

H&B launches on Chinese retail platform Tmall

Leading health and wellness retailer chain Holland & Barrett (H&B) has officially launched on Chinese e-commerce site Tmall.

‘Fika with’ explores three contrasting Nordic organic markets

Emerging organic trends in the Nordic market was the topic of discussion for the second instalment of Fika with – a virtual series by NOFF.

Australia-UK trade deal ‘unfavourable’ for British farmers

Ahead of the G7 Summit, International Trade Secretary Liz Truss says negotiators are ‘in a sprint’ to secure a trade deal with Australia.

ChickP confirms new APAC home

In a strategic move which will bring the brand closer to its Asia Pacific (APAC) customers, ChickP is set to open its first Singapore office.

‘Fika with’ returns for organic food roundtable

New virtual series 'Fika with' returns with a roundtable discussion featuring Organic Denmark, Organic Sweden and Pro Luomu.