Waitrose has become the first UK supermarket to prevent children from buying energy drinks.
Jamie’s Italian has won the Feed People Well award for its new children’s menu, on which every dish includes at least two portions of vegetables.
As expected, the announcement by Chancellor George Osborne that the UK Government is to introduce a sugar tax on soft drinks in 2018 has been met with mixed reactions. The new soft drinks industry levy will be targeted at producers and importers of soft drinks to encourage them to reformulate by reducing the amount of […]
The Vegetarian Society has launched a Christmas recipe booklet and advent calendar online to help veggies tackle the festive season. The free Christmas all wrapped up… booklet can be ordered online or downloaded and features some of the society’s best recipe ideas including party food, Christmas main courses to share, ways to use leftovers and […]
This year’s Organic September achieved a fantastic reach both through social media, traditional media and the concerted effort from stores across the country. Throughout the month the press coverage reached over 30 million across nationals, consumer and trade, and there was blogger outreach of over 250,000 views. Over 1,000 packs of the campaign’s POS material […]
The UK Government says it has “no plans” to introduce a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks. Responding to the petition for a 7p tax on a can of fizzy drink set up by Jamie Oliver (now signed by over 145,000 people), the Government says it is “committed to a tax lock”, claiming that such a tax might […]
In its latest report to promote healthy diets, Food for Thought, the British Medical Association (BMA) has recommended the introduction of a 20% tax on sugar-sweetened drinks. “The use of taxation measures on unhealthy food and drink products has consistently been found to have the potential to improve health, with relatively high taxation levels (in […]
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has criticised Jamie Oliver’s recent proposal to add a 10p sugar tax on all sweet drinks at his restaurants in protest at the UK Government’s refusal to introduce one, claiming that such measures won’t work. In a statement, Ian Wright, director general of the FDF said: “We strongly support Jamie Oliver’s […]
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 […]
The chef and food campaigner, Jamie Oliver, has offered parents a simple recipe to add 11-13 years to their children’s life expectancy: cook them fresh meals made from wholefoods. Speaking on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Oliver said: ‘Kids are not born and programmed to pick up a nugget, or a burger.So it’s our job to […]
Jamie Oliver has warned that a controversial trade deal between the EU and US could open the door to food imports containing growth hormones and banned pesticides. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement is being presented by big business as a way to remove trade barriers and make business easier. But others warn […]
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver attacked the government’s new plans to tackle obesity today, in a strongly worded missive for The Guardian. (more…)
Not only is Jamie Oliver ever present on our TV screens, but now his parents are getting in on the publicity act. (more…)
TED-style talks on stage at NPE
February 15, 2018 Rosie Greenaway
The Natural Products Talks Theatre programme at this year’s NPE will feature a mix of fast-paced TED-style talks, dynamic panel discussions and live interviews.
Living Nature Skin Steps land on UK shelves
Living Nature, a certified natural skincare and cosmetics range from New Zealand, has now made its new-look Skin Steps box sets available to the UK market.
Carun Active Hemp conquers the den
Hemp product producer Carun UK secured an investment of £50,000 from Jenny Campbell in a recent edition of BBC Two’s Dragons’ Den.
News in brief
Sweet-toothed customers across London can now purchase chocolate from Love Cocoa on the Deliveroo app, including individual bars and collection boxes. The chocolate gifts can be delivered to customers in around 20 minutes.
November 21, 2017 Jane Wolfe
With mounting research emphasizing the crucial part the microbiome plays in preventing and fighting disease, Jane Wolfe takes a look at the best ways to optimize gut health (more…)
Food of the gods
Regularly consuming a little of what you love could have long-term health benefits – even where chocolate is concerned, discovers Rosie Greenaway (more…)
A significant rise in job insecurity since the UK’s decision to leave the EU means people are loath to take time off work – and with an increase in colds and flu, this is leading to higher demand for OTC remedies. Jane Wolfe reports (more…)
Let’s do lunch!
Sharna Waid has been taking a look at how natural products retailers and brands are maximizing the crucial two-hour lunchtime selling period (more…)
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 […]
Natural beauty made in Cyprus
Sharna Waid has been finding out how passionate producers in Cyprus are using the fruits of the land to create natural beautifying cosmetics. According to the ancient myth, Aphrodite – the goddess of love and beauty, pleasure and procreation – was born out of the waves off the coast of Cyprus. Aside from attracting three […]