High trust in organic during Covid helped produce sales soar by 50%
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…
Contactless coffee: Better Food partners with City to Sea to revive reusables
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…
Potency of Amazon-purchased supplements ‘far below label claims’, NOW tests show
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…
Vitafoods Europe 2020 cancels, shifts to ‘large scale virtual event’
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…
UK vitamin company told not to repeat Covid-19 claims
UK-based vitamin company Revival Shots has had social media ads banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for making “misleading” Covid-19 claims.
As vitamin D deficiency is shown to raise COVID-19 ICU risk 20-fold, urgent trials get underway
As evidence builds that COVID-19 patients with vitamin D deficiency are much more likely too experience worse clinical outcomes, urgent trials in Europe and North American are underway to evaluate…
Seaweed extract shown to reduces flu severity
Australian researchers have demonstrated that a natural compound derived from seaweed is effective in significantly reducing clinical symptoms and lung damage in a severe influenza A H1N1 model.
Online grocery sales set for ‘phenomenal’ 33% hike in 2020
Online grocery sales in the UK are set to rise by 33% in 2020 as the COVID-19 crisis produces dramatic – and possibly lasting – changes in shopping habits.
Organic foods ‘getting coronavirus boost’
The coronavirus pandemic is leading to a surge in demand for organic and sustainable foods, reports Ecovia Intelligence.
We need your shelf space! – Sweden’s specialist food firms’ plea to supermarkets
Over 50 specialist Swedish food firms – many of them organic – have written to the bosses of the country’s biggest supermarket chains urging them to free up self space…