Defra has issued an advisory note for the UK’s organic bodies to distribute among companies in the industry in case of a no-deal exit from Europe.
Following a consultation seeking views on a proposed ban on selling energy drinks to children, the UK Government has now announced that it will go ahead.
Campaign groups are calling on the UK Government to ban the use of cartoon characters on the packaging of unhealthy products aimed at children, and to mandate traffic light nutrition labelling to facilitate parents to make healthier choices.
On Wednesday, the House of Commons saw MPs passed a motion to declare an environment and climate change emergency in the UK, after Jeremy Corbyn opened an Opposition Day debate on the subject.
In April, Natural & Organic Products Europe hosted an eagerly anticipated session with Michael Wale in conversation with activist and MP Zac Goldsmith, in which he talked Michael Gove, GM, CAP and his role in the Tory Party. Here we take a look at some of the highlights How did you first get involved in […]
Organic Farms and Growers (OF&G), in partnership with organizations across the organic sector, is urging the UK Government to recognize the opportunities organic can offer to deliver a green Brexit.
As part of the Government’s much criticized child obesity action plan, Public Health England has announced a new sugar reduction and reformulation plan.
The Government’s UK Food and Drink: International Action Plan 2016 to 2020 has been published to set out how it will work together with industry to create opportunities and increase capability for UK exporters over the next five years.
The UK Government has pledged to ban the sale and manufacture of cosmetics and personal care products containing microbeads by 2017. The announcement was made by Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom at the beginning of September, adding that a consultation on how the ban would work will commence later in the year. Leadsom said: “Most people […]
A leaked draft copy of the Childhood Obesity Strategy indicates that the UK Government has shrunk from a number of public health promises.
After its emergency application to use neonic seed treatments on oilseed rape this autumn was rejected by Defra, the NFU has submitted a second request.
Botanical Brands has joined forces with other leading skincare and cosmetic brands to call on the UK Government to ban the use of microbeads. Botanical Brands, along with representatives from Pai Skincare and Green People has signed an open letter issued by Neal’s Yard Remedies today (see below) to coincide with World Oceans Day flagging […]
The UK Government has published a revised version of its Eatwell Guide – which has replaced the Eatwell Plate.
As world leaders, including David Cameron, will formally adopt the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) this weekend, a reform of the EU sugar market, supported by the UK Government, is risking the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of sugar cane farmers in developing countries. The Fairtrade Foundation warns that the UK Government’s support of these […]
In the same week Friends of the Earth announced it was mounting a legal challenge to the UK Government’s decision to allow the use of banned neonicotinoid seed treatments in England, new research has found that neonic pesticides applied as foliar sprays pose a risk to bees of all kinds. The report by the European […]
Following the UK Government’s decision to temporarily lift the ban on neonicotinoids last week, Friends of the Earth (FoE) has said that it is taking legal steps over the move. The environmental group has written a judicial review pre-action letter to Liz Truss, secretary for the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), as […]
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has criticised Jamie Oliver’s recent proposal to add a 10p sugar tax on all sweet drinks at his restaurants in protest at the UK Government’s refusal to introduce one, claiming that such measures won’t work. In a statement, Ian Wright, director general of the FDF said: “We strongly support Jamie Oliver’s […]
Good Hemp claims UK’s first CBD plant-based milk
November 8, 2019 Jane Wolfe
In what it says is a UK first, Good Hemp is launching a range of CBD plant-based milks this month, starting with CBD Barista Seed Milk.
SFT calls for all UK political parties to commit to key food policies
The Sustainable Food Trust is urging UK political parties to prioritize the advancement of an environmentally sustainable and healthy food system.
Climate change report cast organic in ‘false and negative light’
A new study about organic farming and greenhouse gas emissions has been criticized for portraying organic in a ‘false and negative light’.
Charity calls for end to ‘unfair’ VAT on plant milks
PLANT-based food charity Proveg International is calling for an end to the ‘unequal and unfair’ taxation of plant-based milk compared to cow’s milk.
Living life on the veg
October 28, 2019 Ross Harris
Plates of lifeless veg and soggy ‘fishless fingers’ are a thing of the past. Rosie Greenaway orders the vegan catch of the day, explores today’s sophisticated veggie market, and discovers just how much the nation’s love of animal products is costing the planet (more…)
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?
Garden of Life®
Your body was created to eat, process, and derive its nutrition from food—real, healthy food. Garden of life® are fanatical about food. The core ethos is that they always start with real foods and these (foods) provide the formulas, the power to be at their best. Completely free of any synthetically created, chemical breakthroughs from […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]