Consumer opinion is divided after the launch of BrewDog’s Hybrid Burger – a controversial combination of 50% Beyond Meat and 50% sustainably reared beef.
The Vegan Society
This month, you might hear a lot of chatter about plant-based athletes due to the release of a documentary called The Game Changers.
The Vegan Society is claiming a world first for its new in vitro efficacy test, developed by UK-based microbiological testing laboratory MSL.
When the EU was asked to ban labels such as ‘veggie burger’ many people wondered why such a banal issue was being discussed in the midst of Brexit chaos.
Farming billions of animals every year requires a huge amount of resources, including land, water and crops. Did you know that for every 100 calories fed to animals, we receive back only 12 calories by consuming meat and dairy? Eco-conscious and green consumers are often interested to learn about the inefficiencies of animal farming and […]
Organic and natural healthcare brand Ben & Anna has moved into the natural toothcare category through the creation of a vegan and cruelty-free dental care range.
Green People has relaunched its sun care range with a new easy-wear formula in plant-derived sugar cane packaging for summer 2019.
Today, consumers have access to a dizzying array of plant-based milk alternatives. Their profiles can vary a lot, so it’s handy for retailers to have some knowledge of nutrition to help their customers make the best choices.
The Vegan Society says EU proposals to ban the use of traditional names like ‘burger’ and ‘sausage’ for vegan and veggie food products would ‘breach the fundamental human rights of vegans’.
ORGANii has created a four-strong range for conscientious parents who want to use natural and organic products on their baby’s skin.
Bee products are still flying off the shelves – but, asks Matt Chittock, will the vegan revolution prove a sting in the tail? (more…)
The UK can slow the climate clock by converting animal farmland to forest and still grow enough protein, Harvard research shows. The Vegan Society’s Dominika Piasecka explains finding of the university’s latest study
As demand for plant-based products rockets, people are taking an interest in meatless meals. Meat substitutes seem like an obvious choice to many consumers. However, this term encompasses a wide range of foods with various pros and cons.
New Year’s resolutions are in full swing now, but not everyone sticks to them as rigidly as they’d like. If this year you (or your customers) have decided to try veganism throughout the month of January (aka Veganuary), congratulations and thank you, because you’ve taken up a resolution that not only benefits yourself but also […]
January is a time for new experiences, and thousands of people are trying out totally plant-based eating. As well as being cruelty-free, vegan food can provide great nutritional value for money. If you’re getting active this month, you can thrive on a vegan diet, and if you’re looking to tackle winter weight gain, fibre-rich plant […]
Marks & Spencer (M&S) is under scrutiny due to its new vegan range, Plant Kitchen, bearing warnings that the products are ‘not suitable for milk or egg allergy sufferers’.
New ethical skincare company Unearthd Company has launched with a line of 100% natural vegan and cruelty-free beauty products.
Earlier this year, The Guardian broke the story of the legal dispute between the animal rights charity League Against Cruel Sports and a vegan, Jordi Casamitjana, who claims to have been unfairly dismissed for pointing out that the charity’s pension fund invests in firms involved in animal experimentation.
Eat Real has added three new products to its range of healthier, vegan snacks.
From a health perspective, there are good reasons to throw moderation out of the window and eat plenty of minimally processed plant foods.
Government ‘failing public’ over pesticide cocktail threat
October 21, 2019 Jim Manson
A major new report exposes how mixtures of pesticides commonly found in food, water and soil could be harming the health of both humans and wildlife.
News in brief
Cru8 has launched of a new funding round on Seedrs to enable the business to keep up with the burgeoning demand for free-from, paleo and keto products.
No need to change veggie food names, agrees UK minister
Zac Goldsmith has written to the House of Lords about a European Parliament proposal to ban words like ‘sausage’ and ‘burger’ to describe plant-based foods.
Unilever makes ‘bold’ pledge to halve virgin plastic use by 2025
Unilever has announced plastic reduction goals it says ‘are even bolder’ than its previous commitments, pledging to halve its use of virgin plastic by 2025.
The whole package
Want the truth about sustainable packaging? It’s complicated – but consumers and brands are both committed to change, says Matt Chittock
With 72% of adults reporting that they exercise on a weekly basis, Kate Miller highlights why a broader definition of sports nutrition could be advantageous
The K word
With celebrity followers helping boost its appeal the keto diet is still very much in vogue. But does it sit comfortably within the natural health sector?
Under the Christmas tree
From Fairtrade chocolate to skincare botanicals, Claire Lavelle showcases the best festive retail offers this season (more…)
The Health Store Open Day is back!
The Health Store’s ever popular Open Day makes a welcome return on Sunday 8th September. Paul Rideout, Sales & Marketing Manager at the Health Store, explains “The Open Day is back by popular demand! This will be our 8th Open Day since we launched the event back in 2009 and it is more popular than […]
Tooth powder as a powerful ally for your dental health
My Oradent tooth powder is neither a drug nor a medicine. Suitable for all consumers and also for vegans and vegetarians. Why in powder form? Studies have shown that tooth powder can be more effective at removing plaque than toothpaste. Plus, My Oradent does not contain fluoride, is non-toxic and is also safe for children. […]
Setting Industry standards for Golden quality CBD Products
Over the past few years Hemp and its CBD-rich extracts have made a stunning entrance to the nutraceutical business. More and more people are now commenting on the wonderful health benefits of supplementing their diet with natural phytocannabinoids and new CBD oil brands pop-up regularly as a result.
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 […]