A new study about organic farming and greenhouse gas emissions has been criticized for portraying organic in a ‘false and negative light’.
George Eustice MP, the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, has claimed that soil health will be central to the Government’s environment policy.
The organic food and farming sector had another record-breaking year, with global sales topping USD 80 billion and organically farmed land reaching 50.9 million acres.
Organic food leaders have called on EU institutions to agree on a new organic regulation that actively supports and protects the development of the organic market.
How can we free organic from its self-imposed bureaucratic box? We could always ask Brussels to privatize us, says Craig Sams
IFOAM EU has welcomed a report from the European Parliament on European Commission plans for a new EU organic regulation due to be finalised this summer. The report, produced by the Green MEP, Martin Häusling, and presented last week to the Parliament Agriculture Committee, contains 300 amendments to the Commission’s current proposal, including on the […]
The organic movement must innovate more and partner with like-minded groups if it is to break out of its niche status. That’s the view of David Gould, North American coordinator of international organic alliance IFOAM. Talking to Food and Drink Europe this week, Gould says that despite good market growth rates around the world, organic’s share […]
Organic and green groups say that new proposals intended to allow EU states to ban GM crops on environmental grounds could instead create a fast-track for GM crop cultivation in England. MEPs voted today (13 January) in favour of a new directive that allows individual member states to ban GM crops for a range of […]
Natrue has updated its labelling criteria to address the challenge of what qualifies a raw material to be considered as ‘organic’. Natrue has now adopted the IFOAM technical definition of what constitutes an accepted organic standard and its label criteria is therefore defining organic raw materials as those being certified by a duly recognized certification […]
The organic industry needs to expand its vision if it is to successfully position itself at the heart of the global debate on food and farming. That’s the view of two influential voices from the organic word – IFOAM president Andre Leu and Felix zu Löwenstein, chairman of BÖLW The pair were ‘in conversation’ at […]
Organic agriculture can act as a safeguard against “a new imperialism in the name of sustainability and food security” IFOAM president Katherine DiMatteo told delegates at last week’s Biofach Congress. (more…)
Susie Mermaid creates sea-inspired holistic skincare collection
April 1, 2020 Jane Wolfe
Susie Mermaid has introduced a natural and organic face and body collection with formulas inspired by the sea and based on sustainably sourced marine algae.
Lots of GOTS: organic textile mark sees highest ever growth
GOTS, the international organic textile standard, reports the highest growth in certified operations ever last year, reports Jin Manson.
Natural brands give frontline heroes a helping hand during COVID-19 crisis
Natural brands are stepping up to the plate to help out NHS staff and other frontline workers putting their physical and mental wellbeing on the line.
Where to Vegan sets up snack delivery service
Where to Vegan has launched a subscription snack box service so peckish consumers can get a regular supply of vegan treats delivered straight to their door.
The rise of clean and conscious beauty
February 27, 2020 Sharna Waid
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 …
Beauty without …
Beauty packaging, water, excess ingredients, pollutants … there is a huge amount of interest in the ‘zero waste’ movement, but it’s not a simple concept.
From topping up a tan and soothing sunburnt skin to luscious lashes and salty tresses, the natural beauty industry has summer in the (beach) bag.
As we become more aware of our environmental impact, even the newest arrival can get in on the act. Alice Wright explores options for parents going green.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]