Fresh funding round keeps Sweden’s ambitious organic targets on track

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Three leading organic groups – Organic Sweden, Ekologiska Lantbrukarna and KRAV – have welcome continued investments in Sweden’s organic food and farming sectors.

High dose vitamin D could keep Covid patients out of ICU, Spanish study shows

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Treating Covid-19 patients with high dosages of vitamin D could prevent them having to receive intensive care treatment, a study by Spanish researchers suggests.  

UK organic exports face ‘outright ban’ if equivalence is not agreed in Brexit deal

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More than 30 organisations representing the UK organic food and drink sector have written to  Britain’s chief Brexit negotiator Lord Frost, and the Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove, to express "deep concern" about the future of trade and certification of organic products between the UK and the EU.

Oatly faces boycotts after ‘Trump-linked’ Blackstone takes stake in $2bn business

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Leading plant-based milk brand Oatly is facing boycotts from previously loyal customers after it sold a 10% stake in the business to a consortium led by Blackstone, a US private equity firm with links to Donald Trump and alleged involvement in deforestation in the Amazon. 

NPA pushes for tax credits to ‘keep natural products firms’ doors open’

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US trade group the Natural Products Association is calling for Congress officials to include natural products companies is a scheme to help businesses meet the costs of being Covid secure.  

European Organic Congress brings industry and policy-makers together at pivotal moment

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The European Organic Congress, which takes place on 1-3 July 2020 as a digital event this year, will bring together farmers, industry experts and...

Demand for organic reaches three year high, Soil Association reveals

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UK sales of organic food and drink are running at a three-year high, the Soil Association revealed today. 

USA and Taiwan sign organic equivalency deal

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The United States and Taiwan have signed a new organic equivalence arrangement allowing organic products certified in the United States or Taiwan to be sold as organic in either market.

UK orders ‘rapid evidence review’ on vitamin D-Covid link

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UK public health authorities have launched a “rapid evidence review” into the ability of vitamin D to reduce the risks from coronavirus. 

Expo East 2020 cancels, organiser announces ‘Spark Change’ digital events

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The 2020 edition of Natural Products Expo East, due to have been held in Philadelphia on 23-26 September, has been cancelled due the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.

High trust in organic during Covid helped produce sales soar by 50%

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High levels of trust in organic during the Covid-19 crisis helped produce sales soar by 50%, and follows a “banner year’ for organic 2019, says US trade body the Organic Trade Association. 

Contactless coffee: Better Food partners with City to Sea to revive reusables

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Bristol-based Better Food Company is partnering with plastic pollution non-profit City to Sea on a #ContactlessCoffee initiative that is enabling the organic, local and ethical retailer to create a safe way to revive the use of reusables. 

Potency of Amazon-purchased supplements ‘far below label claims’, NOW tests show

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US-based natural products company NOW Foods has made public the results of tests it carried out on CoQ10 and SAMe products purchased on amazon.com, which showed potency far below label claims.

Vitafoods Europe 2020 cancels, shifts to ‘large scale virtual event’

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Vitafoods Europe, which had been rescheduled for the 1-3 September (from its traditional May dates) due to the Covid-19 crisis has has cancelled its 2020 edition. It will be replaced this year with a “large scale virtual event” at the start of September.

UK vitamin company told not to repeat Covid-19 claims

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UK-based vitamin company Revival Shots has had social media ads banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for making “misleading” Covid-19 claims.