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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. 

Beyond Meat seals global three-year deal with McDonald’s

As part of a three-year agreement with McDonald’s, Beyond Meat is to be the chain’s preferred supplier for the patty in its McPlant burger.

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.

Heura transforms Barcelona bullring into arena showcasing plant-based meats

Heura has used the former bullring La Monumental as the venue within which to launch its new plant-based Sausage and Chorizo.

‘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.

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.

‘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.

The Natural & Organic Awards Europe go virtual

In the absence of a live trade show, the 2021 Natural & Organic Awards Europe will be celebrated virtually, Diversified confirms.

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.

NPE announces its return for April 2022

Natural & Organic Products Europe will return in April 2022, the show’s organizers have announced in an email to exhibitors and visitors.

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.

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.

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’.

UK to help India to lead the way for Asia with...

UKRI and WRAP are collaborating to develop a Plastics Pact in India, aimed at enhancing ‘knowledge exchange’ between the UK and India.

‘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.

Eco Life Scandinavia launches new virtual series

Eco Life Scandinavia – the Nordic region’s leading sustainable living event – has launched a new virtual interview series called ‘Fika with’.

‘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.

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.

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.