In what it says is an industry first, Nim’s Fruit Crisps is aiming to ‘revolutionize the drinks industry’ by launching a line of edible teas.
Over one-third of farmed fruit and vegetables never reach supermarket shelves simply because of being misshapen or the wrong size, according to research from the University of Edinburgh.
Veg Power, a crowdfunded initiative spear-headed by Peas Please, launched on 3 May with the aim of proving that more effective and targeted marketing can be used to ‘increase vegetable consumption’.
Soft drinks brand Juiceburst has reformulated and rebranded across its entire portfolio, as well as creating two new additions to its core range.
The majority consumers struggle to identify a single portion of fruit or veg, according to survey results from the National Charity Partnership.
Snack food company Snact has launched a Crowdfunder campaign to get its new Banana Bars off the ground.
Fruit and vegetables are increasingly having their tart and bitter flavours bred out of them as growers aim to please the ever-sweeter British palate. As a result, we are rapidly turning fruit and veg into junk food. That’s the warning from science journalist Marta Zaraska. Writing in New Scientist she explains that the compounds in […]
Diversifying plant foods – adding in more wholegrains, nuts and pulses – could provide more health benefits than aiming for higher fruit and veg intake, say researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health. The researchers, who reviewed 16 large-scale studies on the effects on fruit and vegetables involving 833,000 people, found that health benefits […]
Researchers at University College London say that eating seven portions of fruit and vegetables provides significantly better protection against the risk of death than the current five-a-day guide. When the UCL researchers looked at the data from 65,226 men and women, they found that the the more fruit and vegetables people ate, the less likely […]
The amount of food contaminated with pesticide residues has nearly doubled in a decade, a new report from the Pesticide Action Network (PAN) reveals. Pesticides On A Plate, which uses official government data on pesticides (last updated in 2011), shows that half of all fruit and vegetables contain pesticide residues – rising to 98% for […]
Triodos Bank calls for ‘radical’ change
June 25, 2019 Rosie Greenaway
Triodos Bank has launched a vision paper calling for a ‘radical systemic transition’ away from current production-focused systems
Mary-Jane’s Coffee opens its first CBD café
The man behind Mary-Jane’s Coffee, Jon Antoniou, has opened the South West’s first CBD cafe in Bristol’s Whiteladies Road in a bid to provide ‘a quality, affordable and great-tasting way to take CBD daily’.
News in brief
Chunky Chocolate and Chunky Orange Chocolate with Baobab are the first bars from Prodigy Snacks, a start-up which uses clean, natural ingredients with nutritional benefits to reimagine classic chocolate favourites. Bells & Whistles has launched a new vegan cake line in three flavours: Berry & Cashew, Nut Truffle and Ginger & Apricot. The gluten-, milk- […]
BetterYou reveals new-look website
Natural health brand BetterYou has unveiled its updated website, betteryou.com, with a fresh new look and feel as well as some added initiatives designed to enhance performance and delivery.
Beyond the little bottles
June 12, 2019 Ross Harris
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…)
The carbon pawprint
A far cry from the proverbial dogs’ dinner, the pet industry is now booming with healthier and greener options. From zero waste shampoo bars to premium natural and organic foods, Sharna Waid finds out what retailers are stocking to meet the demands of a growing community of eco-conscious pet parents (more…)
As more consumers seek alcohol-free, low-sugar and sustainably produced beverages, Jane Wolfe speaks with some natural and organic soft drinks brands to discover how they are ticking all the boxes (more…)
The heart of the matter
Dr Decker Weiss is a naturopathic cardiologist with an important message about inflammation. Here, Rosie Greenaway relays some of the key messages conveyed during his 2018 retailer roadshow, and discovers why ignoring the red flags could be catastrophic for cardiovascular health
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. […]
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 […]
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.
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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 […]