The natural and organic sector enjoyed several major wins at The BBC Food & Farming Awards on 20 September.
This month marks Manchester-based Unicorn Grocery’s 21st year offering a range of fresh and wholesome food, with a focus on organic, fair trade and local.
Northampton wholefood and health store Daily Bread has been named Growing Co-operative of the Year in the 2017 Co-op of the Year Awards.
With Organic September round the corner, the Soil Association predicts overall value of the organic market in the UK to exceed £2BN by the end of this year.
As part of Viva!’s 20th anniversary celebrations, the vegan charity held its awards in September to reward excellence and innovation. Here are just a few of the worthy winners: Best new vegan company: Wills Best new vegan food product (confectionery): Vego Whole Hazelnut Chocolate Bar Best new vegan food product: Vegan Tuck Box Best vegan […]
Networking is underway amongst the UK’s independent wholefood shops in a bid to boost their role as hubs in the movement for a better food system. The new Wholefood Shop Action Network (WSAN), set up by wholefood retailers, aims to Strengthen and promote new and existing wholefood shops through exchange of ideas and acting together. Inform and inspire staff and customers […]
OTB receives £1.73m in funding
January 12, 2018 Rosie Greenaway
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.
Government plans for plastic
In a speech broadcast today by the BBC, Theresa May spoke of her plans to ‘nurture’ the environment through a ‘comprehensive 25-year environment plan’ which puts plastic at the forefront of the agenda.
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 […]