A new study about organic farming and greenhouse gas emissions has been criticized for portraying organic in a ‘false and negative light’.
Organic certifier OF&G has joined forces with global accreditor Control Union UK (CUUK) in efforts to ‘open and expand’ markets for UK organic food production by offering certification on a global scale.
The 18th Award for Responsible Capitalism has been presented to Guy Singh-Watson by publishing group First, in a ceremony attended by HRH Princess Anne. But the decision to accept the award, says the Riverford Organic’s founder, was ‘a difficult one’.
Garden Organic, the non-profit owner of Ryton Organic Gardens in Warwickshire, has confirmed that the site is being marketed by property advisors ahead of an expected sale.
Aired on 22 August 2017, the Radio 4 news and current affairs programme Today recently ran a feature on the impact of organic food on the farming industry.
The Soil Association celebrated its 70-year anniversary in June with an event sponsored by Waitrose Duchy programme.
Farming Minister George Eustice MP has confirmed that farmers and growers will be able to apply for Countryside Stewardship support for the next two years.
A new transitional certification programme for products from farmers who are in the process of becoming organic has been launched in the US. Using standards developed by Organic Trade Association (OTA), the National Certified Transitional Program (NCTP) will provide certification and oversight to producers who are in transition to organic. It is expected that this […]
Australian farmer Steve Marsh, who took a neighbouring farmer to court after GM seed contaminated his organic crops, has lost his landmark case. In 2010 Marsh lost organic status on 70% of his land after Monsanto Roundup Ready canola drifted onto his farm from the land of his former friend Michael Baxter. Marsh was seeking […]
In February, Alun Davies, the Welsh Government’s Natural Resources and Food Minister, gave his reassurance in a statement to Assembly Members that the government would continue to recognise the benefits of organic farmers and gave more details of its new scheme to support organic farming. “Back in 2011 I set out my intention to ensure […]
One of the significant environmental benefits of organic farming has been strongly supported by a study by Oxford University which found that, on average, organic farms support 34% more plant, insect and animal species than conventional farms. The researchers conducted an analysis of 94 studies published over the past 30 years, comparing biodiversity under both […]
There was lots of straight talking — and a few raised eyebrows — at last month’s Annual Soil Association Conference. Michael Wale reports here for for Natural Products. (more…)
Recycled material called into action for H&M collection
April 3, 2020 Jim Manson
Organic, vegan and innovative recycled materials are all called into action in H&M’s latest ‘circular fashion’ collection.
Doodles teams with Bravura Foods to launch children’s drink line
Doodles has partnered with vegan food distributor Bravura Foods for a new line of lightly sparkling soft drinks for kids in special ‘colour me can’ formats.
Organic Beauty & Wellbeing Market report unveiled at Trends Summit
They key findings of the 2020 Organic Beauty & Wellbeing Market report were unveiled in Soil Association Certification’s annual Trends Summit.
One Planet Pizza delivers the goods
One Planet Pizza has reacted to these uncertain times by bringing forward the launch of OPP Direct, delivering frozen vegan pizzas direct to doors.
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.
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 […]
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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 […]