The Home Secretary Sajid Javid this afternoon told the House of Commons that the UK Government is to review the use of cannabis for medicinal use.
The Food Standards Agency is investigating allegations that vegan products sold by Tesco and Sainsbury’s have been found to contain traces of meat.
Animal welfare charity Naturewatch Foundation is encouraging retailers to cease stocking Ecover and Method following their acquisition by SC Johnson.
UK products can now be certified palm oil-free with the world’s first fully accredited, international Palm Oil Free Certification Accreditation Programme (POFCAP), now approved by the Intellectual Property Office.
Change-driving environmental charity Wrap UK has welcomed more than 40 companies to its Plastics Pact, which aims to cut pollution generated by single-use plastic over the next seven years, and to create what it calls a ‘circular economy for plastics’.
The Government’s ongoing narrative around tackling waste and pollution generated from single-use plastic could see cotton buds, coffee stirrers and plastic straws added to Theresa May’s environmental action plan.
The UK Advertising Standards Association (ASA) has told the food-to-go chain Pret A Manger to stop using “natural” in its advertising, following a complaint by the food and farming charity Sustain.
Wessanen UK-owned Fairtrade tea brand Clipper has announced it will go plastic-free by summer 2018.
An enzyme which is able to digest some of the most common plastics polluting the environment has been engineered by scientists in the UK and the US. The research, led by teams at the University of Portsmouth and the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), is being suggested as a possible recycling […]
The latest in a string of ‘retail firsts’ from major supermarkets, frozen food specialist Iceland has announced it vows to cut all palm oil from its own-brand products by the end of 2018.
The long-anticipated UK tax on sugar has come into force, making it compulsory from today onwards for manufacturers to a pay a levy on any high-sugar drinks they sell.
A proposed open-air GM field trial by Rothamsted Research has prompted 26 organisations – encompassing scientists, farmers, retailers and environmentalists – to lodge a formal objection, coordinated by GM Freeze.
Further developments in the Government’s proposed new plastics policy have today been announced, with Michael Gove, environment secretary, confirming ministers plan to introduce a plastic bottle deposit scheme.
The Soil Association (SA) and Pukka Herbs have joined forces in what they call an ‘inter-generational growing project’ which aims to bring the values of organic into schools, increasing kids’ knowledge about food provenance and the environment. In the initiative – launched on 20 March to coincide with Grandparent Gardening Week – the SA’s Food […]
Holland & Barrett announced today that it is to remove all krill oil products from sale in its UK and Irish stores.
In a move welcomed by campaigners for environmental and wildlife welfare, the chancellor Phillip Hammond is expected to announce a ‘call for evidence’ in next week’s budget on how a proposed tax on single-use plastics could reduce the impact of discarded plastic packaging on the environment.
Not for the first time, the distinction between Fairtrade and ‘fairly traded’ has led to consumer confusion surrounding ethical designation, with Sainsbury’s the latest company getting into hot water over labelling, resulting in an advertising ban.
Oliver’s Wholefoods Store in Kew has been bought by the owners of Food For Thought.
Vegan yoghurt and ice cream maker COYO has apologized for the ‘precautionary product removal’ now in place after traces of milk were found in its dairy-free yoghurts.
Arla Foods has acquired a subsidiary of the UK’s biggest organic dairy brand Yeo Valley, in an ambitious move to persuade British consumers to ‘trade up’ to organic dairy.
Vitamin brand told not to repeat COVID-19 claims
May 27, 2020 Jim Manson
Vitamin brand Revival Shots has had social media ads banned by the Advertising Standards Authority for making ‘misleading’ COVID-19 claims.
Lockdown sparks appetite for health and wellness content, says YouGov
Magazine app Readly’s new Wellness Barometer reports a shift in public reading habits during the coronavirus crisis, with health and wellness centre stage.
Income often higher on organic farms says SA report
A Soil Association report reveals that although business output is similar on organic and non-organic farms, net farm income is often higher on organic.
Viridian champions health stores with radio campaign
Viridian Nutrition has launched a new campaign to boost awareness of health food stores as ‘a community resource and hub for preventative care’.
April 28, 2020 Jane Wolfe
A problem for Brits at the best of times, sleep issues are being exacerbated due to the pandemic, leaving many feeling exhausted, reports Jane Wolfe.
Ever wondered how to make ice cream so smooth even the toughest connoisseur would be fooled? Yorica is here to explain (some of) its secrets to success.
Operation Healthy Lockdown
As health stores find themselves on the frontline of a national effort to keep the UK nourished, Jim Manson reports on Operation Healthy Lockdown.
After the gold rush
CBD is the fastest growing category the natural products sector has ever known. But a new phase is being ushered in, Jim Manson reports.
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The Sustainability in Retail Forum is the new conference designed to help senior executives within leading retailers from across the Nordic region meet the ever-evolving challenges around sustainability. Taking place 13 November 2019, at MalmöMässan, Sweden, the event is co-located with the award-winning trade exhibitions Nordic Organic Food Fair and Eco Life Scandinavia. Facing the […]
The Health Store Open Day is back!
The Health Store’s ever popular Open Day makes a welcome return on Sunday 8th September. Paul Rideout, Sales & Marketing Manager at the Health Store, explains “The Open Day is back by popular demand! This will be our 8th Open Day since we launched the event back in 2009 and it is more popular than […]