Microplastics detected in human heart

Microplastics are found everywhere, from the air we breathe and the sea we swim in, to the food we consume and even the uterine cavity.

Anger at EFSA as glyphosate risk ‘swept under carpet’

An EFSA review of glyphosate has prompted anger from campaigners after risks to human health and biodiversity are 'swept under the carpet'.

Psychedelics legalized for mental health in Australia

In a world first, Australia has legalized psychedelics for use in the treatment of certain persistent mental health conditions.

Denmark opens energy efficient ‘Smart Store’

A new 'Smart Store' has opened in Denmark which allow the retailer to be 50% more energy efficient than a regular supermarket.

Organic Food Iberia: successful fourth edition for ‘benchmark event’

Organic Food Iberia (OFI) returned to IFEMA MADRID on 7-8 June, receiving visits from 4,825 international buyers and industry professionals.

Jay&Joy acquired after listeriosis outbreak

French plant-based cheese brand Jay&Joy has been acquired after being placed in receivership over a lysteria outbreak linked to its products.

FTA presents opportunity for reduced RRP manuka

Under the new UK-NZ Free Trade Agreement the UK can now benefit from cheaper products as import tariffs on certain goods are abolished.

Nigeria embarks upon plant-based revolution

Nigeria, the world’s third fastest growing country by population, is the latest nation to be added to the ProVeg global portfolio.

US organic food sales break through $60BN

The Organic Trade Association has confirmed that US organic food sales broke through the $60 billion mark in 2022.

Plant-based drinks excluded from EU Schools Scheme

A vote by MEPs against the inclusion of plant-based milk in schools is a ‘significant blow’ to kids who cannot consume dairy says ProVeg.

Organic brands invited to join RangeMe for Organic September

The OTB and Soil Association Certification have formed a partnership with RangeMe to ‘increase the visibility of certified organic products’.

Eli Health advances hormone monitoring tech with $3.6M investment

Canadian healthtech company Eli Health has raised $3.6MN to take its hormone analysis system through clinical and regulatory approvals.

Carrefour first to receive French anti-food waste label

Supermarket chain Carrefour has become the first in France to be granted the French Government’s national ‘anti-food waste’ label.

Europeans send ‘clear signal’ for 0% VAT on climate-friendly foods

A new poll found that most people in France, Germany and the Netherlands want 0% VAT on climate-friendly foods and a higher price on meat.

‘No such thing as a CO2 neutral banana’ – BEUC

The European Consumer Organisation is calling for an ‘outright ban’ on the use of carbon neutral claims for all food and drink products.

Lab testing exposes imitation manuka

Lab testing has been undertaken on honey sold as manuka, originating from seven countries outside of New Zealand, to verify authenticity.

Australian plant milk recalled after botulism case

Inside Out has been forced to recall three plant-based milk products in Australia due to ‘potential biotoxin contamination’.

Eco-Score is misleading, organic associations say

Organic associations are bringing legal action in an attempt to block the Eco-Score label from 'contributing to greenwashing'.

Danish research uncovers ‘forever chemicals’ in organic eggs

New research by Denmark’s DTU National Food Institute has uncovered the presence of PFAS in organic egg yolks.

HFMA praises ‘positive outcome’ for French probiotics

The HFMA says it welcomes ‘significant news from France’ where the term ‘probiotic’ has been authorized for use on food supplements.