Craig Sams invites us to reflect on the achievements of Dr Scott Williamson and Dr Innes Pearce, who set up the Pioneer Health Centre in an effort to steer both individuals, and society as a whole, towards better health.
The Natural Products Talks Theatre programme at this year’s NPE will feature a mix of fast-paced TED-style talks, dynamic panel discussions and live interviews.
Craig Sams offers an alternative perspective on the culture of prescription drug addiction, saying a natural solution could be more effective in treating depression.
A couple of young women pitched up at our place recently. We fed them, gave them a twin-bed room and they worked for us for six hours every day, mostly weeding and cutting back brambles on the edge of the orchard. If they had to pay for a B&B it would cost them £700 a […]
The groundbreaking Harmony in Food and Farming Conference explained why a sustainable food culture sits naturally at the heart of an inspiring philosophy for harmonious living, says Craig Sams
Craig Sams imagines the health farms of the future where ‘super healthy’ humans are raised.
It’s 1967. The Summer of Love. Jimi Hendrix is blaring from the speakers – and Craig Sams is serving up brown rice rissoles to his sensorily-enhanced patrons.
As the nation ponders the Brexit question, Craig Sams reflects on the EU’s inglorious record on food and health.
Europe’s first organic, Fairtrade, low-calorie cola launches this month in the form of Gusto Cola, described as ‘craft cola in a can’, developed by Craig Sams, founder of Green & Black’s. At 49 calories per 335ml can, the drink blends botanicals and spices, including cola nut, vanilla, neroli, cinnamon, nutmeg and coriander, and is sweetened […]
New to shelves this year come Gusto Organic Energy Sparkling Original and Gusto Organic Energy Sparkling Lemonade – drinks designed to relieve hangovers, boost energy levels and fight colds. Developed in the kitchen of Craig Sams and described as “stimulation and wellbeing in a little green bottle”, the drinks combine a variety of botanicals and […]
The natural food trade should take a lead in exposing the hypocritical regulation of herbal medicine, says Craig Sams A bust in Denver: “Okay, kid, put your hands up against the wall. Spread your legs while we pat you down.” Two cops search a young man’s clothing. “Nothing here but a couple of marijuana joints […]
In a compelling session at the Natural Products Live talks (part of Natural & Organic Products Europe), organic food pioneer Craig Sams announced the shocking news that World War III was upon us. But this was a world war we should all welcome, said Sams – this was a world war against climate change, which, […]
The ancient Mayan civilisation collapsed over a thousand years ago, but its people lived on and are now part of a new ‘civilisation’ – of how business is done, writes Craig Sams (more…)
You Aren’t What You Eat takes pot shots at fetishistic ‘foodists’ while eulogising genetic engineeringists. Craig Sams can only despair at its author’s warped logic. (more…)
Bio-fuel subsidies cost the US taxpayer $6 billion – for an end product that uses 70% more energy from fossil fuels to produce than it delivers. These bio-fools are killing us, warns Craig Sams (more…)
As Rainbow Warrior III sets sail Craig Sams congratulates Greenpeace on being a pain in the bum for evildoers the world over (more…)
Nuclear power threatens everything that all living plants and creatures have struggled for since the miracle of life began, writes Craig Sams. (more…)
What should independent retailers do when a pioneer natural or organic brand is acquired by a major multinational? (more…)
Abakus Foods creates a crunch with Seaweed Crisps
September 20, 2019 Jane Wolfe
The latest innovation from Abacus Foods is a three-strong line of gluten-free and vegan Seaweed Crisps in Lightly Salted, Salt & Vinegar and Cheese.
News in brief
Organic dairy brand Yeo Valley has unveiled two new additions to its Little Yeos range of children’s yogurt – Strawberry and Natural.
Oxford Street Body Shop store reimagined as ‘activist workshop’
The Oxford Street branch of The Body Shop has been transformed into an ‘activist workshop’ as part of its pledge to revive its early campaigning spirit.
Defra draws up advisory note for organic industry ahead of possible no-deal Brexit
Defra has issued an advisory note for the UK’s organic bodies to distribute among companies in the industry in case of a no-deal exit from Europe.
A tale of two toothbrushes
August 28, 2019 Ross Harris
The UK has a problem, and it’s not just the occasional toothache. Rosie Greenaway books an appointment with the dental care industry to find out what attempts are being made to take the plastic out of periodontology (more…)
Jane Wolfe discovers that consumers are shunning traditional meal times and seeking out tasty but guilt-free, convenient snacks that nutritionally enhance their diet (more…)
Kate Miller talks to the experts about the prevalence of urinary tract infections, old wives’ tales which lead to common misconceptions, and the new smartphone-powered technology which could represent the future of urinalysis (more…)
The UK’s biggest celebration of all things organic is back. Hayley Coristine finds out what’s happening for Organic September this year.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]