The Co-op and the Compass Group UK & Ireland have committed £100,000 in funding for an new programme to improve women’s opportunities in cocoa communities.
The Fairtrade Foundation won’t be involved in the new Sainsbury’s Foundation tea pilot due to concerns that it fails to meet core principles of Fairtrade.
New organic soft drinks brand Chosan has launched with a range of all-natural African-inspired drinks using the flavours of hibiscus and baobab.
Wessanen UK has entered into a partnership with the International Tree Foundation (ITF) to support a series of community-led forestry and education projects globally.
Following its recent brand refresh, 9BAR has embarked upon the next stage of its association with clean energy charity SolarAid charity, launching Speed of Light September. Speed of Light September will see 9BAR encouraging consumers to buy solar lights for as little as £3 each via the Speed of Light online platform for families in […]
New children’s natural and organic bath and bodycare company Marili Skincare aims to make bath time more fun with the help of a range of characters based on Zimbabwean wildlife. Free from SLS, parabens, petrochemicals and mineral oils, the African-inspired range was developed by Zimbabwean national, and now UK resident, Marili Aitken after spotting a […]
Conscious Chocolate and the Global White Lions Protection Trust (WLT) have joined forces to produce Lions Raw – a raw chocolate bar which aims to spread the word about the plight of Africa’s endangered white lions. The hand-made raw organic chocolate bar is made with 60% cacao solids and essential oils of lemon, grapefruit and […]
The UK’s leading fair trade organisation has added three products to its food range which includes organic, gluten-free and vegetarian offers sourced from fair trade producers in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Strengthening its range of speciality coffees, the organisation has sourced Espresso Roast Coffee Beans from Africa, offering a bold and intense flavour. From […]
Juiceburst rebrands, reformulates, extends range
January 16, 2018 Jane Wolfe
Soft drinks brand Juiceburst has reformulated and rebranded across its entire portfolio, as well as creating two new additions to its core range.
OTB receives £1.73m in funding
The Organic Trade Board (OTB) is to receive a loan from Triodos Bank, Europe’s leading sustainable bank, to help grow organic sales in the UK in 2018 and beyond.
Forest Whole Foods named Best New Business
Online organic retailer Forest Whole Foods has been awarded Best New Business in the New Forest Business Partnership’s Brilliance in Business Awards.
Gove charms audience at the Oxford Real Farming Conference
Michael Gove became the first Defra minister to address the rebel Real Farming Conference in Oxford, usually a prerogative of the established Oxford Farming Conference.
November 21, 2017 Jane Wolfe
With mounting research emphasizing the crucial part the microbiome plays in preventing and fighting disease, Jane Wolfe takes a look at the best ways to optimize gut health (more…)
Food of the gods
Regularly consuming a little of what you love could have long-term health benefits – even where chocolate is concerned, discovers Rosie Greenaway (more…)
A significant rise in job insecurity since the UK’s decision to leave the EU means people are loath to take time off work – and with an increase in colds and flu, this is leading to higher demand for OTC remedies. Jane Wolfe reports (more…)
Let’s do lunch!
Sharna Waid has been taking a look at how natural products retailers and brands are maximizing the crucial two-hour lunchtime selling period (more…)
Natural beauty made in Cyprus
Sharna Waid has been finding out how passionate producers in Cyprus are using the fruits of the land to create natural beautifying cosmetics. According to the ancient myth, Aphrodite – the goddess of love and beauty, pleasure and procreation – was born out of the waves off the coast of Cyprus. Aside from attracting three […]
As Europe braces itself for a winter flu outbreak, protect yourself with Sambucol and the power of black elderberry.
Experts across Europe have warned the EU to brace itself for a bad flu season this winter. A new vaccine has been produced which is effective in fighting H3N2, the flu strain likely to hit the region this year; however, the vaccine is generally available for free to over 65s, pregnant women, those with an […]