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 […]
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.
Ethical natural beauty brand Fair Squared has launched a Christmas Gift Set comprising four mini-size products, all Natrue certified, vegan and carrying the Fairtrade logo. The set contains 10ml sizes of: Green Tea Body Lotion, a light and nourishing body moisturizer; Apricot Shampoo to repair and strengthen hair; Vanilla Shower Gel, containing olive oil to […]
Khadi has launched a range of three certified organic hair treatment oils blended according to the principles of Ayurveda, each formulated to address a specific issue. The Khadi Herbal Hair Oil Amla is for lustrous hair and strong roots. It stimulates the hair follicles, helps prevent premature greying and minimizes dandruff. Containing ingredients such as […]
Last week the Soil Association announced that one million meals are now being served every work day in schools, universities, nurseries, workplaces, hospitals, care homes and restaurants to its Food for Life Catering Mark standards. Catering Mark meals are now served in nearly 30 workplaces, 25% schools in England, 20% universities, over 300 nurseries and […]
Vitamin D: the next target for fortified flour?
August 21, 2019 Rosie Greenaway
A new study suggests that fortifying flour with vitamin D could prevent ten million new cases of deficiency over 90 years.
News in brief
Maya Christensen, CEO of beauty brand cut.le.crap. has been crowned Up by Wabel’s Best Inspirational Entrepreneur of the year.
CBD charter sets out ‘compliance pathway’, trade group says
The CDC has launched a new ‘quality charter’ which it says will help ‘foster a legally compliant, socially responsible and innovative CBD industry’.
Raw Halo rebrands, adds flavours and formats
Ethical chocolate brand Raw Halo has revealed a vibrant new look which incorporates 100% recyclable, plastic-free packaging, along with fresh new flavours.
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 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…)
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]