Vegan spokesperson and Bravura Foods co-founder Lisa Gawthorne is set to undertake a fire walk on Sunday 19 May to raise money for charity.
Animal rights campaigners took over Brighton-based alternative supermarket HISBE this month for a second time in protest at what they call the retailer’s ‘false advertising’.
Animal welfare charity Naturewatch Foundation is encouraging retailers to cease stocking Ecover and Method following their acquisition by SC Johnson.
The Soil Association has defended the slaughter processes of certified organic poultry after concerns were expressed by the RSPCA over the treatment of chickens in abattoirs.
In a move said to ‘undermine’ Michael Gove’s animal welfare pledges, MPs have voted against the inclusion of animal sentience in the EU (Withdrawal) Bill.
An ad stating that “Humane milk is a myth” has been cleared by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority following complaints from members of the dairy industry that it was inaccurate and misleading.
The Soil Association has apologized for a posting a “controversial” tweet that it said “oversimplified its current concerns with farm animal welfare”.
New research from Mintel has revealed that when it comes to ethical claims made by food and drink companies, concerns over animal welfare top the list, coming ahead of environmental concerns. The Ethical Food Consumer UK 2015 report found that 74% of the 1,500 UK consumers polled say that meat coming from animals which are […]
Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) has received a donation of over £1,100 from Brighton-based The Organic Protein Company after the firm committed to donate 25p for every pack of its organic whey protein produced. “Animal welfare is really important to us and I am more than delighted that our strong growth has enabled us make […]
Organic soap brand Dr Bronner’s is supporting farm animal welfare charity Compassion in World Farming (Compassion) through sales of its products. Until June 2015 the company will donate 20p to Compassion for each bottle of Dr Bronner’s 473ml and 946ml liquid soaps sold in the UK. Michael Bronner, VP of Dr Bronner’s, commented on the […]
To celebrate Organic September, the Soil Association has collaborated with animation students from the University of West England to create a set of five animations explaining our Five Reasons to Choose Organic. (more…)
Triodos Bank calls for ‘radical’ change
June 25, 2019 Rosie Greenaway
Triodos Bank has launched a vision paper calling for a ‘radical systemic transition’ away from current production-focused systems
Mary-Jane’s Coffee opens its first CBD café
The man behind Mary-Jane’s Coffee, Jon Antoniou, has opened the South West’s first CBD cafe in Bristol’s Whiteladies Road in a bid to provide ‘a quality, affordable and great-tasting way to take CBD daily’.
News in brief
Chunky Chocolate and Chunky Orange Chocolate with Baobab are the first bars from Prodigy Snacks, a start-up which uses clean, natural ingredients with nutritional benefits to reimagine classic chocolate favourites. Bells & Whistles has launched a new vegan cake line in three flavours: Berry & Cashew, Nut Truffle and Ginger & Apricot. The gluten-, milk- […]
BetterYou reveals new-look website
Natural health brand BetterYou has unveiled its updated website, betteryou.com, with a fresh new look and feel as well as some added initiatives designed to enhance performance and delivery.
Beyond the little bottles
June 12, 2019 Ross Harris
From the yoghurt drinks of the ‘90s to Unilever’s recent investment in ‘happy bacteria’ skincare, probiotics are still a hot topic – but consumer confusion is rife, discovers Kate Miller, and puzzling legislation isn’t helping (more…)
The carbon pawprint
A far cry from the proverbial dogs’ dinner, the pet industry is now booming with healthier and greener options. From zero waste shampoo bars to premium natural and organic foods, Sharna Waid finds out what retailers are stocking to meet the demands of a growing community of eco-conscious pet parents (more…)
As more consumers seek alcohol-free, low-sugar and sustainably produced beverages, Jane Wolfe speaks with some natural and organic soft drinks brands to discover how they are ticking all the boxes (more…)
The heart of the matter
Dr Decker Weiss is a naturopathic cardiologist with an important message about inflammation. Here, Rosie Greenaway relays some of the key messages conveyed during his 2018 retailer roadshow, and discovers why ignoring the red flags could be catastrophic for cardiovascular health
Mineral-rich New Zealand volcanic mud delivers instant illumination for your skin
It may seem counter-intuitive to apply mud to your skin in order to cleanse it, but the skin-enhancing benefits of mineral-rich mud have been harnessed for beauty treatments all over the world for centuries. Antipodes® uses white volcanic mud sourced from central New Zealand’s dramatic central plateau in its new Halo Skin-Brightening Facial Mud Mask […]
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 […]
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