Wyke Farms has united with OMSCo in a new joint business venture which the two parties have named The British Organic Dairy Company.
New drinks brand OOOMEGA has launched with a range of 100% plant-based flax seed drinks, the first of their kind in the UK.
An ad stating that “Humane milk is a myth” has been cleared by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority following complaints from members of the dairy industry that it was inaccurate and misleading.
Wyke Farms and The Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative (OMSCo), have announced that they are deepening their partnership to expand organic cheese production, distribution and sales.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that plant-based foods using soya and tofu cannot use dairy-style terms such as ‘milk’, ‘butter’ and ‘cheese’.
According to the Organic Milk Market Report, UK organic milk volumes rose 4.4% in 2016, in contrast to the conventional milk category which fell by 1.9%.
TWO recent Washington Post reports by Peter Whoriskey have raised doubts about organic standards in the US.
The dairy industry says that health professionals should move away from focusing on single nutrients like saturated fat, which does a “disservice to whole foods like milk and dairy”.
Montezuma’s has unveiled its Christmas 2016 range of innovative chocolates and chocolate gifts.
Natural and organic food brand Kallø has expanded its on-the-go snacking offer with the launch of Chocolate Rice Cake Minis.
A new study has shown that both organic milk and meat contain around 50% more beneficial omega-3 fatty acids than conventionally produced products. Analysing data from around the world, the team led by Newcastle University, reviewed 196 papers on milk and 67 papers on meat and found clear differences between organic and conventional milk and […]
The Fairtrade Foundation says it is “not necessarily the right organisation” to set up and run a fair trade milk scheme. Against a backdrop of plummeting farm gate prices and tales of dairy farmers being driven out of business because of below-cost-of-production payments they receive for their milk from the big supermarkets, calls for a […]
Australia’s first premium carob milk bar range The Carob Kitchen has launched in the UK. The all-natural bars are made from organically grown Australian carob and real cocoa butter. They have no added sugar and are free from caffeine, theobromine, gluten and palm kernel oil. The new range includes 80g blocks packed in hand drawn […]
The founder of the Sustainable Food Trust, Patrick Holden, is calling for a fair trade milk label to end the “cultural cleansing by price” that supermarkets have wreaked on British dairy farmers. In a blog piece the former Soil Association director says he now regrets not pushing the Fairtrade Foundation harder 10 years ago, when […]
Animal charity Viva! has published two new guides about dairy-free living. Why You Don’t Need Dairy, by Viva! founder and director Juliet Gellatley, provides readers with the low-down on milk and health as well as animal welfare and explains why Viva! believes ‘dairy-free is the way to be’. After reading about the reasons for going […]
In a study conducted by the University of Southern California and published in the journal Cell Metabolism, researchers have found that high protein intake is linked to increased cancer, diabetes and overall mortality, carrying a cancer risk similar to that of smoking 20 cigarettes a day. The researchers examined the links between protein intake and […]
A new study by US scientists provides one of the clearest cut examples yet of the nutritional benefits of organic food over conventional, reports the New York Times. Researchers from Washington State University’s Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources recently analysed organic whole milk, comparing it with conventional. They found that the organic milk […]
Juiceburst rebrands, reformulates, extends range
January 16, 2018 Jane Wolfe
Soft drinks brand Juiceburst has reformulated and rebranded across its entire portfolio, as well as creating two new additions to its core range.
OTB receives £1.73m in funding
The Organic Trade Board (OTB) is to receive a loan from Triodos Bank, Europe’s leading sustainable bank, to help grow organic sales in the UK in 2018 and beyond.
Forest Whole Foods named Best New Business
Online organic retailer Forest Whole Foods has been awarded Best New Business in the New Forest Business Partnership’s Brilliance in Business Awards.
Gove charms audience at the Oxford Real Farming Conference
Michael Gove became the first Defra minister to address the rebel Real Farming Conference in Oxford, usually a prerogative of the established Oxford Farming Conference.
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 […]