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’.
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Following the release of the IPBES Global Assessment on Monday 6 May, the Soil Association has issued a statement of response, calling it a ‘stark warning’ about over-use of the world’s natural resources.
The UK is to lead the world in the development of a system of sustainable packaging which moves away from oil-based plastics, with the help of a £60 million investment from Government.
The messages championed by Zero Waste Week (ZWW) founder Rachelle Strauss have been applauded by Prime Minister Theresa May, and her efforts awarded, following the grassroots campaign’s eleventh international run in September.
The National Association of Health Stores (NAHS) is calling upon retailers to support a petition it has put to the Government.
A report by The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) has been criticized by the Soil Association (SA) for being ‘flawed’ in its recent findings about obesity and healthy eating in schools. Requesting its name to be removed from the report, the SA calls the report ‘deeply confused’, and calls into […]
The Government’s pledge to tackle plastic – ‘one of the great environmental scourges of our time’ – has been boosted by a commitment of £20 million via the new The Plastics Research and Innovation Fund.
In a report by the House of Lords’ EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee, warnings have been issued about a potential rise in food bills post-Brexit.
In light of the Government’s recent announcements about the consultation process due to take place later this year on plastics, The Planet Mark (a globally recognized sustainability certification) has published a Guide to Plastic Consumption and How to Reduce It.
The Government’s ongoing narrative around tackling waste and pollution generated from single-use plastic could see cotton buds, coffee stirrers and plastic straws added to Theresa May’s environmental action plan.
Further developments in the Government’s proposed new plastics policy have today been announced, with Michael Gove, environment secretary, confirming ministers plan to introduce a plastic bottle deposit scheme.
Happerley announces UK’s first national food and drink provenance centre
July 19, 2019 Jane Wolfe
Food provenance pioneer Happerley has unveiled plans to create the country’s first national centre dedicated to food and drink transparency. The project aims to build an independent food and leisure destination — Happerley England — in Castle Quay, Banbury, to give farmers, suppliers and producers the opportunity to showcase their products bearing the Happerley Gold […]
Rude Health sponsors World Bog Snorkelling Championships
For the first time, Rude Health is sponsoring the annual World Bog Snorkelling Championships being held in Wales on 25 August.
The Berry Company picks up fresh new look
The Berry Company has reformulated its line of ambient berry and tea-based juices and given them a makeover to highlight the berries and botanicals it uses.
Record membership figures for HFMA
The Health Food Manufacturers’ Association has reported a record year for membership sign-ups, with 22 new companies having joined in the past 12 months.
July 17, 2019 Hayley Coristine
The UK’s biggest celebration of all things organic is back. Hayley Coristine finds out what’s happening for Organic September this year.
As Generation Snowflake transitions us away from the stiff upper lip of Britain’s past, Matt Chittock explores how society is opening up about mental health
Children of the (green) revolution
From screen time to sugar to sedentary lifestyles, there are many aspects of modern living which give parents cause for concern.
Beyond the little bottles
From the yoghurt drinks of the ‘90s to Unilever’s recent investment in ‘happy bacteria’ skincare, probiotics are still a hot topic – but consumer confusion is rife, discovers Kate Miller, and puzzling legislation isn’t helping (more…)
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Mineral-rich New Zealand volcanic mud delivers instant illumination for your skin
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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 […]
Tooth powder as a powerful ally for your dental health
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