Research from the Fairtrade Foundation looking at women cocoa farmers has found that many face an even worse situation than their male counterparts.
In a briefing published on 3 February, the Sustainable Food Trust (SFT) voiced its continued concerns about the Government’s new Agriculture Bill.
As part of Neal’s Yard Remedies’ Project Frankincense the brand has embarked on a partnership with the Environment Society of Oman (ESO).
Few vegans have given serious thought to the suggestion that fruit and veg might technically be ‘un-vegan’, but ‘veganic’ agriculture could change this.
A documentary exposing the ‘devastating effect on eco systems’ of meat has been countered by farmers who challenge its position about meat reduction.
The climate emergency is here, and for farmers it’s more real than anyone. While many activistsare taking to the streets calling for action …
Vegan charity Viva! yesterday revealed its new headline campaign in the form of a film called Vegan Now which exposes the dramatic effects industrial meat and dairy farming have on our natural world.
Pukka Herbs has become one of the first UK businesses to declare a climate and biodiversity emergency, committing to offset its entire emissions in 2019.
Chuckling Goat has created a Brown Rice Kefir in what it says is a ‘world first’, following customer demand for a vegan, gluten-free kefir option.
Food provenance pioneer Happerley has unveiled plans to create the country’s first national centre dedicated to food and drink transparency. The project aims to build an independent food and leisure destination — Happerley England — in Castle Quay, Banbury, to give farmers, suppliers and producers the opportunity to showcase their products bearing the Happerley Gold […]
The Sustainable Food Trust (SFT) has welcomed Defra’s appointment of Henry Dimbleby, co-founder of Leon restaurants, to lead an independent review of England’s food system, examining it ‘from field to fork’.
Triodos Bank has launched a vision paper calling for a ‘radical systemic transition’ away from current production-focused systems
Following the release of the IPBES Global Assessment on Monday 6 May, the Soil Association has issued a statement of response, calling it a ‘stark warning’ about over-use of the world’s natural resources.
Current organic standards have undergone a ‘major review’ by the Soil Association, in a bid to ensure organic farmers and processors can ‘provide the highest level of protection for the environment, food and livestock in the most straightforward way possible’, says the organic certifier.
The Soil Association has praised the European Parliament’s decision to back a curb on the use of antibiotics on farm animals.
The Organic Trade Board (OTB) has written to its members asking for reviews on the work of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) – a levy board which represents the organic sector and is funded by farmers and growers paying a levy on everything they produce.
Due to be hosted at the Bargehouse Gallery, Southbank, London, from 12-21 October, We Feed the World is a global photography initiative which seeks to capture ‘the triumphs and tribulations’ of the smallholder farmers who produce 70% of the world’s food.
A team at Coventry University’s Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR) is exploring environmentally-friendly alternatives to the potentially damaging plastic soil mulch used worldwide by farmers.
The number of British producers farming organically has increased by almost 2%, according to the latest figures released by Defra.
In a report by the House of Lords’ EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee, warnings have been issued about a potential rise in food bills post-Brexit.
Licorice Healthfoods opens second store
April 9, 2020 Jane Wolfe
In some positive news to emerge during this difficult time, Irish health retailer Lorin Taylor has opened a second branch of her eponymous shop Licorice Healthfoods (her real first name is Licorice), in Birr, Co Offaly. Taylor, who has worked in health food retail for approximately 15 years, launched her first store in Portumna, Co […]
News in brief
Salcura has produced a new natural, skin-friendly hand sanitizer, and co-founder Claudia Talsma is also sending batches of Zeoderm to NHS hospitals.
H&B staff petition for stores to close
A petition has been gatherig support for H&B staff who are calling for the retailer to close, citing inadequate employee protection against COVID-19.
Beauty Kitchen lends a helping hand to Scottish Government
Beauty Kitchen is officially supplying the Scottish Government with 50,000 units of hand sanitizer for the NHS, social care and other front-line services.
After the gold rush
April 7, 2020 Jim Manson
CBD is the fastest growing category the natural products sector has ever known. But a new phase is being ushered in, Jim Manson reports.
Keeping a clear head
The market for low- and no-alcohol drinks is booming thanks to a clear-headed millennial market of discerning soberistas, Claire Lavelle reports.
Come fly with me …
With mounting appreciation of the negative environmental cost of flying, how can consumers help protect themselves and the planet when taking to the skies?
The rise of clean and conscious beauty
The Natural Beauty & Spa Show is back at ExCeL London. Do you have the date in your diary? Okay, great. Now let us inspire you with what to expect …
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 […]
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.
Leading the discussion around sustainability in retail
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 […]
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 […]