Emily McCoy looks back on 25 years of the Fairtrade Foundaiton and highlights how the famous marque can make a difference.
New independent skincare brand NESSA has launched with a mission ‘to change the face of pregnancy and post-partum recovery skincare’.
With small chocolate producers choosing to trade directly, Jane Wolfe takes a look at the rise in artisan bean to bar chocolatiers who are putting cocoa farmers’ welfare before profit
Chocolatier James Hull talks to Jane Wolfe about how the award-winning Hassocks-based brand J.Cocoa grew out of his passion for the bean and desire to give cocoa farmers their fair dues Can you tell me a bit about J.Cocoa and why you chose to produce bean to bar chocolate? From simple curiosity to hobby to […]
Madagascan bean-to-bar chocolate company MIA has introduced a premium gift bookcase containing five flavours of its single origin chocolate.
Divine Chocolate is for the first time adding an organic range to its Fairtrade chocolate selection.
On 24-25 November, Whole Earth hosted the first-ever peanut butter fondue bar in Shoreditch, London, giving the public the opportunity to experiment with different dipping combinations. Healthy chocolate brand Cocoa+ has launched into 268 Holland & Barrett stores with its High Protein Chocolate Advent Calendar. Chocolate brand Raw Halo has returned to Crowdcube for the second time to raise investment […]
Superfood chocolate brand Doisy & Dam has become the 128th UK company to obtain B Corporation certification.
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.
Meridian Foods has expanded its nut butter offer with two new cocoa variants: Cocoa & Peanut and Cocoa & Hazelnut.
Natural products wholesaler Essential Trading has warned the Fairtrade Foundation that its decision to allow Cadbury to use the Fairtrade name, despite leaving the scheme, may signal an end to its relevance as an ethical certifier.
Fairtrade cocoa farmer Fortin Bley warns that unless the international cocoa industry does more to involve farmers, it risks losing a generation of growers.
Fairtrade International has released its annual report, which reveals that 2015 saw growth in sales of coffee (18%), bananas (12%) and cocoa (27%).
Described as the UK’s first luxury protein chocolate bar, newly launched Cocoa+ aims to provide consumers with an alternative healthy source of protein. Low in sugar and fat and with a higher protein content than regular high quality chocolate bars on the market, the bars contain 19g of pure whey isolate containing negligible amounts of […]
According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, cocoa flavanol consumption improves cognitive function, blood pressure control and metabolic profile in elderly subjects. The Cocoa, Cognition, and Aging (CoCoA) Study — a randomized controlled trial —aimed to evaluate the effect of flavanol consumption on cognitive performance in cognitively intact elderly subjects. […]
Eat more red meat to help fight climate change, Holden urges
August 23, 2019 Jim Manson
Eating more red meat, not less – so long as it comes from sustainable grassland systems – could help climate change, says Patrick Holden.
As Nature Intended to launch Dulwich branch
As Nature Intended has announced the opening of its new Dulwich store on Saturday 7 September, which will bring its total shop count to seven.
Bravura develops sparkling CBD drink line
Vegan food distributor Bravura Foods has created The Leaf Life, a three-strong line of CBD-infused drinks to meet the growing demand for the ingredient.
Whole Earth readies biggest ever ad campaign
Whole Earth’s new outdoor and digital advertising campaign is set to kick off next week in a bid to highlight the versatility of peanut butter.
July 17, 2019 Hayley Coristine
The UK’s biggest celebration of all things organic is back. Hayley Coristine finds out what’s happening for Organic September this year.
As Generation Snowflake transitions us away from the stiff upper lip of Britain’s past, Matt Chittock explores how society is opening up about mental health
Children of the (green) revolution
From screen time to sugar to sedentary lifestyles, there are many aspects of modern living which give parents cause for concern.
Beyond the little bottles
From yoghurt drinks to ‘happy bacteria’ skincare, probiotics are a hot topic – but beyond the little bottles consumer confusion is rife.
Setting Industry standards for Golden quality CBD Products
Over the past few years Hemp and its CBD-rich extracts have made a stunning entrance to the nutraceutical business. More and more people are now commenting on the wonderful health benefits of supplementing their diet with natural phytocannabinoids and new CBD oil brands pop-up regularly as a result.
Tooth powder as a powerful ally for your dental health
My Oradent tooth powder is neither a drug nor a medicine. Suitable for all consumers and also for vegans and vegetarians. Why in powder form? Studies have shown that tooth powder can be more effective at removing plaque than toothpaste. Plus, My Oradent does not contain fluoride, is non-toxic and is also safe for children. […]
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 […]
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 […]