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 […]
Vitamin D: the next target for fortified flour?
August 21, 2019 Rosie Greenaway
A new study suggests that fortifying flour with vitamin D could prevent ten million new cases of deficiency over 90 years.
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Maya Christensen, CEO of beauty brand cut.le.crap. has been crowned Up by Wabel’s Best Inspirational Entrepreneur of the year.
CBD charter sets out ‘compliance pathway’, trade group says
The CDC has launched a new ‘quality charter’ which it says will help ‘foster a legally compliant, socially responsible and innovative CBD industry’.
Raw Halo rebrands, adds flavours and formats
Ethical chocolate brand Raw Halo has revealed a vibrant new look which incorporates 100% recyclable, plastic-free packaging, along with fresh new flavours.
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…)
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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. […]