Following a consultation seeking views on a proposed ban on selling energy drinks to children, the UK Government has now announced that it will go ahead.
Sports nutrition brand Bio-synergy has entered the natural nootropic category with the launch of Limitless.
The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) is calling for distinctions to be made between the properties of sports drinks containing caffeine and carbohydrates, and energy drinks.
Waitrose has become the first UK supermarket to prevent children from buying energy drinks.
Gerald Gregory readily admits that his career trajectory has been unusual – from government economist to health drink brand owner, via the nursing home business.
Market analyst Mintel is tipping the functional drinks category for continued growth in 2014, reports The Grocer. Mintel says the proportion of new soft drinks launches naming functional benefits has risen from 15% in 2009 to 22.6% last year. Younger consumers are driving current growth, it says, and responding to claims ranging from hangover cures […]
Morrison’s has become the first supermarket chain in Britain to ban sales of high caffeine energy drinks to under 16s. The restrictions apply to certain brands with more than 150mg of caffeine per litre. Leading brands caught by the ban include Red Bull which has 320mg, Monster (338mg) and Relentless (320mg). Most popular energy drinks […]
Scheckter’s OrganicEnergy, the energy drink brand launched by former racing driver Toby Scheckter, is rapidly accelerating into the fast lane (more…)
News in brief
November 14, 2019 Jane Wolfe
The Other Bar, from the United Nations Development Programme and Fairchain Foundation, contains a token that can be used to support farmers in Ecuador.
Good Hemp claims UK’s first CBD plant-based milk
In what it says is a UK first, Good Hemp is launching a range of CBD plant-based milks this month, starting with CBD Barista Seed Milk.
SFT calls for all UK political parties to commit to key food policies
The Sustainable Food Trust is urging UK political parties to prioritize the advancement of an environmentally sustainable and healthy food system.
Climate change report cast organic in ‘false and negative light’
A new study about organic farming and greenhouse gas emissions has been criticized for portraying organic in a ‘false and negative light’.
Living life on the veg
October 28, 2019 Ross Harris
Plates of lifeless veg and soggy ‘fishless fingers’ are a thing of the past. Rosie Greenaway orders the vegan catch of the day, explores today’s sophisticated veggie market, and discovers just how much the nation’s love of animal products is costing the planet (more…)
The whole package
Want the truth about sustainable packaging? It’s complicated – but consumers and brands are both committed to change, says Matt Chittock
With 72% of adults reporting that they exercise on a weekly basis, Kate Miller highlights why a broader definition of sports nutrition could be advantageous
The K word
With celebrity followers helping boost its appeal the keto diet is still very much in vogue. But does it sit comfortably within the natural health sector?
How to become the next influential natural beauty brand
The world doesn’t need another natural beauty brand. It’s a market that is set to be worth up to $54 billion by 2027. It’s saturated like every other industry in the world. What it does need however, is a brand that is passionate, value driven and has clarity around how they want to shake things […]
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.
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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