In a briefing published on 3 February, the Sustainable Food Trust (SFT) voiced its continued concerns about the Government’s new Agriculture Bill.
OF&G is urging the UK Government to look to ‘land sharing’ rather than ‘land sparing’ as a solution to the UK’s future agricultural production needs.
Few vegans have given serious thought to the suggestion that fruit and veg might technically be ‘un-vegan’, but ‘veganic’ agriculture could change this.
The rapid uptake of compostable and biodegradable plastic alternatives could be making marine pollution worse, a committee of Parliamentarians has warned.
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’.
The UK can slow the climate clock by converting animal farmland to forest and still grow enough protein, Harvard research shows. The Vegan Society’s Dominika Piasecka explains finding of the university’s latest study
Brighton-based ethical supermarket HIBSE has been recognized in the Green Heart Hero Awards due to its commitment to sustainability.
Businesswoman and vegan campaigner Heather Mills is about to open what she has described as Britain’s biggest vegan food factory, at a former Walker’s crips facility in Peterlee, Co Durham.
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.
Monday 26 February marked the beginning of Fairtrade Fortnight, which launched with a consumer event in London asking the public to ‘come on in’ and end exploitation. The campaign began on the same day that results of a survey by Censuswide were published, revealing that around half of the British population is unaware of the […]
Governments and pro-agribusiness groups are using flawed data on food production requirements to push for an expansion of GM food crops, claims a new report from the Soil Association. (more…)
A taste of honey from Canada
July 1, 2020 Jane Wolfe
UK distributor DJM has introduced a sweet new addition to the UK market in the form of St Lawrence Gold: a ‘unique range’ of pure Canadian honey.
Nestlé’s decision to cut KitKat’s ties with Fairtrade ‘profoundly disappointing’
Nestlé has announced that its KitKat brand will source Rainforest Alliance Certified Cocoa from October, abandoning its ten-year involvement with Fairtrade.
Online start-up gives eco shoppers a boost
Launched in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, London-based online retailer Boostology is an independent start-up aiming to offer a new way to shop in an eco-friendly way, with design-led eco-products that create a visual impact and boost mood and wellbeing. In addition to providing a curated selection of decorative homewares, skincare and wellbeing products […]
Get Out & About with Greenfrog Botanic
The latest innovation from Greenfrog Botanic is an all-natural Out & About Disinfectant in a handy 100ml pump spray format.
Know the drill
June 16, 2020 Dominique Ayling
Discovering everything from ‘naked gum’ to toothpaste tabs, Dominique Ayling cuts her teeth in the natural oral care market.
The art of healthy baking
Rosie Greenaway roots through her store cupboard to learn how the therapeutic benefits of baking can be merged with the nutritional perks of superfoods.
Inflammation: the silent assassin
Chronic inflammation is a factor in myriad chronic health conditions but sometimes symptoms are invisible says Jane Wolfe.
A problem for Brits at the best of times, sleep issues are being exacerbated due to the pandemic, leaving many feeling exhausted, reports Jane Wolfe.
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 […]
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 […]
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.