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…)
News in brief: snippets of news from NPN
February 18, 2020 Jane Wolfe
Aiming to spice up the sauce and condiments market is Big Tom Spiced Tomato Ketchup boasting a significantly lower sugar content than other leading brands.
Growth for gummies
A new paper by Future Market Insights reports that the vitamin gummies market value is projected to grow at a ‘healthy’ CAGR of 5.1% between 2019-2029.
Expert calls for research into link between VMS and productivity
Dr Adam Drewnowski has called for further research into the connection between food supplements, dietary nutrient density and productivity in the workplace.
A Total Sweet charity tie-up in Madagascar
Total Sweet has teamed up with a small UK charity to create tree corridors on Madagascar to help lemurs and other wildlife recover from deforestation.
In a pickle
January 23, 2020 Rosie Greenaway
From kombucha to kraut, and kimchi to kefir, the fermented market is alive and kicking. Rosie Greenaway discovers the ancient art of fermenting and learns how to brew her own ‘booch’ (more…)
Back on track
Bone up on joint health with Matt Chittock for all the latest and traditional approaches to keeping customers standing tall (more…)
Say yes to sustainable sex
With consumers thinking more about their impact on the environment, it’s no surprise that the environmental impact of their sex lives is also coming into question. With a range of sustainable sex products cropping up on bedside tables, Sharna Waid investigates which brands are championing the alternatives and whether it’s an area worth investing in […]
The breakfast club
We’re all familiar with the old adage ‘breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper’, but truth be told we are more likely to do the exact opposite. Jane Wolfe finds out how retailers can offer consumers easy, convenient and healthy ways to start the morning (more…)
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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. […]