A documentary exposing the ‘devastating effect on eco systems’ of meat has been countered by farmers who challenge its position about meat reduction.
Eating more red meat, not less – so long as it comes from sustainable grassland systems – could help climate change, says Patrick Holden.
The Sustainable Food Trust (SFT) has welcomed Defra’s appointment of Henry Dimbleby, co-founder of Leon restaurants, to lead an independent review of England’s food system, examining it ‘from field to fork’.
Lee Holdstock, business development manager at the Soil Association, has celebrated 20 years of working with the organic certifier – a milestone which has been marked with his inclusion in Yeo Valley’s ‘Reasons to be cheerful’ corridor.
Delegates at last week’s Oxford Real Farming Conference pushed the Environment Secretary Michael Gove to give a clear commitment to organic, writes Michael Wale.
Due to be hosted at the Bargehouse Gallery, Southbank, London, from 12-21 October, We Feed the World is a global photography initiative which seeks to capture ‘the triumphs and tribulations’ of the smallholder farmers who produce 70% of the world’s food.
The natural and organic sector enjoyed several major wins at The BBC Food & Farming Awards on 20 September.
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 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 […]
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 […]
A leading figure in the organic sector says that the food movement must mobilise public opinion more effectively if it is to break through into the mainstream (more…)
Patrick Holden, the Soil Association director, was named the winner of the 2010 Natural Products Outstanding Achievement Award at last week’s Natural & Organic Awards at Olympia. The Award was collected on his behalf by James Twine, the Soil Association’s commercial director (pictured here with NP editor Jim Manson) (more…)
Aduna’s Great Green Wall pilot bears fruit
February 27, 2020 Jane Wolfe
Aduna’s partnership with the Great Green Wall has achieved some significant results as it strives to build a global value chain for baobab in rural Africa.
Personal experience is fuelling a fresh wave of natural nootropics to help consumers back to mental balance, says Matt Chittock (more…)
Abel & Cole trials innovative refill delivery service
Organic grocery business Abel & Cole has launched a refillables trial which will remove single-use packaging from a variety of products.
New report highlights gender pay gap in chocolate trade
Research from the Fairtrade Foundation looking at women cocoa farmers has found that many face an even worse situation than their male counterparts.
The rise of clean and conscious
The Natural Beauty & Spa Show (part of Natural & Organic Products Europe) is back at ExCeL London. Do you have the date in your diary? Okay, great. Now let us inspire you with what to expect at Europe’s leading natural beauty show … (more…)
… packaging, water, excess ingredients, pollutants. There is a huge amount of interest in the ‘zero waste’ movement at the moment, but it’s not a simple concept. Here Jane Wolfe poses the question: can zero waste really exist in the beauty industry? (more…)
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, reports Matt Chittock (more…)
As we become more aware of our impact on the environment it seems even the newest arrival in the family can get in on the act. Alice Wright explores new options out there for parents looking to go green (more…)
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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 […]
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