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ROA rising: Natures’s Path family farm largest to gain Regenerative Organic Certification

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Nature’s Path Founder Arran Stephens this week said he was proud to announce that his family’s Legend Organic Farm is the largest organic farm in the world to obtain Regenerative Organic Certification

All farming is a ‘radical simplification’ of nature, Monbiot tells SFT boss

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All types of farming, including ‘regenerative’ systems like organic, are a “radical simplification" of nature, says the environmentalist and Guardian columnist.

Will 2020 be the breakthrough year for ‘veganic’ agriculture?

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Until now relatively few vegans have probably given serious thought to the suggestion that the fruit and vegetables they eat might technically be “un-vegan”. But this could all be about to change. 

NPG Talks: Remaking the case for organic in a climate crisis

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In a talk prepared for the recent Nordic Organic Food Fair, NPG editor Jim Manson, explains why he thinks why we need to remake the case for organic in a climate crisis. 

14 global cities back organic to achieve Planetary Health Diet

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The mayors of 14 global cities say that organic and plant-based should be at the heart of efforts to achieve a ‘Planetary Health Diet’.

Dr Bronner’s shutters websites in solidarity with young climate strikers

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Iconic US-based natural soap brand Dr Bronner’s shuttered its websites globally for a day last month to mark the beginning of the Global Climate Strike. 

Pukka Herbs declares climate and biodiversity emergency

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Ethical herbal tea company, Pukka Herbs, has become one of the first UK businesses to declare a climate and biodiversity emergency.

Nearly 400 natural products businesses swing behind Climate Collaborative

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The Climate Collaborative, a US initiative that aims to “leverage the power of the natural products industry to reverse climate change”, says it will send a rallying call to potential new recruits at next month’s Natural Products Expo event in Baltimore.

Change how we farm and eat to help fight climate change, IPCC report urges

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A major new report on land use and climate change says that switching to more sustainable farming systems and diets will be vital in the fight against climate change. 

Unilever says it will sell off brands that harm the planet or society

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Anglo-Dutch multinational Unilever has reasserted its ‘purpose-led’ focus of recent years and warned shareholders it will sell off brands that do not contribute positively...

10 sustainable food trends and insights: From ethical labelling overload to zero food waste

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Ecovia Intelligence has just compiled this summary of key trends and insights from the 2019 European Sustainable Foods Summit.

Denmark’s new centre-left Government pledges to double organic by 2030

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Denmark’s incoming Social Democrat government has agreed with its other centre-left partners to double organic food consumption and production in the country by 2030.

10 take-aways from this year’s European Organic Congress

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IFOAM EU has gathered together the top ten take-aways from last week’s 2019 European Organic Congress, held in Bucharest, Romania. 

We can’t afford to wait for organic to scale up says General Mills as...

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In March, US food multinational General Mills announced that it was funding scheme to convert a million acres of American farmland into 'regenerative agriculture' practices by 2030.

European Organic Congress launch for ‘We Unite’ video

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As well as creating a stage for top-level speakers from across Europe’s organic community, next month’s European Organic Congress will also include the official launch of the We Unite video – a window into the lives of two organic farmers, and reasons they join the yearly ‘We Are Fed Up’ demonstration in Germany. 

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Natural Products Meets returns with incentive for retailers

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Friday 28 January will see the return of Natural Products Meets as it hosts a webinar dedicated to retailing beyond the pandemic. Beginning at 10.30am,...