In his spring ‘member news’ bulletin circulated on 22 March, Paul Moore CEO of the Organic Trade Board (OTB), has announced two management changes within the organization.
Organic Trade Board
At its annual breakfast and briefing event in London on 6 March, the Organic Trade Board (OTB) recapped on its 2018 campaign achievements before Paul Moore, chair executive director, appealed to the organic industry to take collective action and pledge financial support once the UK leaves the EU.
Social media influencer Coral Golding – Coral Pearl to her followers – is among the names boosting the Organic Trade Board’s 2019 Organic Feed Your Happy Campaign.
Organic pioneer Susie Hewson, founder of Natracare, has become the first recipient of the Oak Award, initiated by the Organic Trade Board (OTB) to recognize outstanding contributions to the organic sector.
The Organic Trade Board (OTB) has written to its members asking for reviews on the work of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) – a levy board which represents the organic sector and is funded by farmers and growers paying a levy on everything they produce.
After receiving what the Organic Trade Board calls a ‘diverse and exciting range of nominations’ for the Oak Award 2018, five nominees have been shortlisted
A new annual award conceived by the Organic Trade Board (OTB) aims to recognize an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the UK organic sector.
The Organic Trade Board calls Wake up to Organic 2018 its ‘biggest and most successful event yet’, with engagement on all levels up from last year.
The number of British producers farming organically has increased by almost 2%, according to the latest figures released by Defra.
Nearly 400 exhibiting companies from 42 countries will be showcasing their latest food and drink innovations to thousands of trade buyers and retailers at The Natural Food Show (ExCel, London, 22-23 April), which opens on Sunday.
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.
After nine years as campaign manager, Catherine Fookes departs the Organic Trade Board signalling a new chapter for the organisation.
Independent retailers gave away more than 10,000 organic mini breakfasts in the UK and Ireland as part of this year’s Wake Up To Organic event.
Over 150 stores have signed up to this year’s Wake Up To Organic campaign, surpassing the 70 stores involved last year.
A plea to make organic standards tighter, a pledge to “democratize” organic and an attempt to understand why the Danes are so good at organic. These were some of the tasty ingredients in a lively panel discussion staged at this week’s OTB #GrowOrganic17 event.
“If you are a supermarket in Denmark you need to be organic – it’s 10% of the food and drink after all.
Just eight weeks after confirming it had secured €10.4 million in EU funding, the Organic Trade Board (OTB) has announced ambitious targets for the UK organic market.
An EU grant worth €10.4m has been secured by the Organic Trade Board in partnership with Organic Denmark, to support a campaign to promote organic food.
The Soil Association and Organic Trade Board will have an even bigger joint presence at this year’s Natural & Organic Products Europe event (2-3 April 2017, ExCel, London).
The OTB has appointed Adrian Blackshaw as chair for the OTB and David Diggens as Ccommercial director to the Organic Trade Board. Paul Moore, the outgoing Chair, assumes the role of CEO of the OTB to ensure continuity in forthcoming marketing programmes.
EC postpones bee-friendly pesticide vote
May 22, 2019 Jane Wolfe
On 8 May, the European Commission announced it would delay a vote to implement new bee-friendly pesticide testing standards and would instead conduct a review.
Fruit juice linked with increased risk of all-cause mortality
A new study by US researchers suggests that the sugar content in both fizzy drinks and fruit juice can contribute to shortened lifespans.
News in brief
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UK’s first cannabis restaurant raided by police
Canna Kitchen, the Brighton restaurant, café and shop which opened in December claiming to be the first in the UK to offer cannabis-infused cuisine, was raided by Sussex Police on Wednesday.
Nurture through nature
May 7, 2019 Claire Lavelle
From pregnancy massage oils to baby toys made from sustainable materials, today’s parents are turning their backs on synthetics in favour of a more natural approach, reports Claire Lavelle
A sting in the tail?
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