In the largest ever field study investigating the impact of neonicotinoids on bees, researchers found that exposure resulted in a 24% decline in numbers.
A new certification designed to promote sustainable catering has been launched by the Soil Association and the Carbon Trust.
East Yorkshire VMS manufacturer Bee Health Ltd has topped off a period of growth by being named in the 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2017 report.
The Soil Association is creating an Organic Indie Retailer Map, which will go live on its website on Friday 16 June.
As part of the inaugural Organic Beauty & Wellbeing Week in May – which saw the campaign move out from the umbrella of Organic September – the Soil Association opened a pop-up shop in Shoreditch. Throughout the week certified brands – including Viridian Nutrition, Neals Yard Remedies, Therapi Honey Skincare, Herbfarmacy, La-Eva, VOYA, Nourish Skincare […]
The Soil Association (SA) has launched a campaign for greater clarity on beauty product labelling.
Hodmedod has introduced its British-grown Organic Naked Barley Flakes which can be used in porridge, muesli, breads, crumbles and flapjacks.
Organax is a new organic brand, which has launched with a range of four initial superfood powders.
The Soil Association’s Organic Beauty & Wellbeing week will take place with a pop-up shop
The Soil Association’s (SA) Food for Life programme has received a £1.25 million grant from the Big Lottery Fund
Sales of certified organic and natural beauty products increased by 13% in 2016 to £61.2 million, according to the Soil Association’s (SA) Organic Beauty and Wellbeing Market Report. The number of SA certified beauty brands is also growing, increasing 22% to 268 licensees since 2016. This is the SA’s first separate report on the organic […]
The UK organic market grew 7.1% in 2016 to be worth £2.09 billion, according to latest figures from the Soil Association.
The Soil Association’s (SA) Best of Organic Market (BOOM) Awards 2017 have opened for entries.
The Soil Association (SA) has expanded its award scheme for restaurants, cafes and eateries to cover the whole of the UK.
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.
A new peer-reviewed study has found that exposure to an ultra-low dose of Roundup herbicide in rats causes non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
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 Soil Association has apologized for a posting a “controversial” tweet that it said “oversimplified its current concerns with farm animal welfare”.
This year the Soil Association is offering organic producers and retailers the opportunity to capitalize on the growth of organics throughout the Christmas season via its rebranded online one-stop shop. “Following the fantastic success of last year’s online Organic Christmas Market, we wanted to go bigger and better in 2016 by launching a standout marketplace […]
Ethical and organic brand skincare Terre Verdi has introduced new travel sizes of four of its products and created two new gift sets in time for Christmas. The brand’s FranChouliPom Body Oil, Yoga&Sports Body Oil, Acqua di Rosa Balancing Mist and GoodOils Cleansing Oil are now all available in 30ml travel sizes. Terre Verdi’s Organic […]
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…)
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 […]
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 […]