Just Gourmet Foods, the brainchild of food industry expert Gianfranco Perri, is a new distributor that has launched with a mission to deliver high-end, clean, artisan Italian food across the UK and Ireland.
British start-up The Uncommon has produced a UK-first: English sparkling wine in a can, with only 2g of sugar per litre (compared with 14g for prosecco).
Organic food brand Clearspring has launched a new range of Biodynamic Demeter Organic Italian Pasta Sauces and Passatas.
New hair care brand OWAY has launched in the UK with 14 products all made from ingredients grown on Ortofficina biodynamic farm in Bologna. Sourced from fair trade networks, the hair care treatments, colour and styling products contain at least 92% natural ingredients including essential oils such as rosemary, sage, lemon balm, thyme, mint and […]
The organic, biodynamic Laverstoke Park Farm, located in Hampshire, is the base for a new ITV 1 series which started last night (26 January) in which TV personalities attempt to go completely sugar-free. The three-part show, Sugar Free Farm, features celebs including comedian Rory McGrath, singer Jane McDonald and actress and dancer Jennifer Ellison, as […]
Weleda has launched its latest product, Arnica Muscle Soak – an aromatic bath milk which aims to soothe both body and mind while relaxing muscles and tired limbs. Arnica has a long history of use for rheumatic pain, muscular pain and stiffness, backache, bruising, cramp and sprains, and contains over 150 active compounds. The soak […]
Emmanuel Giboulot, the biodynamic winegrower who was taken to court for ignoring an official order to spray his vines with insecticide, has been instructed to pay a fine of €500 by a French court. On 7 April Giboulot, who faced a maximum sentence of six months in prison and a fine of €300,000, was sentenced […]
A biodynamic winemaker appeared before a French court yesterday to face charges of failing to spray his vines with insecticide. Prosecutors requested that Emmanuel Giboulot be made to pay a fine of €1,000, but the court in Dijon could impose a maximum sentence of a six months in prison and a fine of €300,000. Giboulot […]
Essential Trading is launching a range of five biodynamic, fairtrade, organic herbal teas. (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
AQUA Carpatica, the only naturally nitrate-free & lowest sodium water
AQUA Carpatica, a premium quality natural mineral water, dedicated to the most demanding health conscious people, babies and expectant mothers, organic food lovers and active lifestylers. AQUA Carpatica is nature’s most perfect mineral water, naturally Nitrate-free and the lowest Sodium level of any bottled natural mineral water on earth; the first of its kind in […]
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 […]
Garden of Life®
Your body was created to eat, process, and derive its nutrition from food—real, healthy food. Garden of life® are fanatical about food. The core ethos is that they always start with real foods and these (foods) provide the formulas, the power to be at their best. Completely free of any synthetically created, chemical breakthroughs from […]
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 […]