Fresh funding round keeps Sweden’s ambitious organic targets on track
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
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
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…
Oatly faces boycotts after ‘Trump-linked’ Blackstone takes stake in $2bn business
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…
NPA pushes for tax credits to ‘keep natural products firms’ doors open’
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
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 policy makers at a pivotal moment…
Demand for organic reaches three year high, Soil Association reveals
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
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
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
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.