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Ulrick & Short claims ‘big jump forward’ for vegan bakery

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Ulrick & Short has launched a new ingredient which, it says, “significantly closes the gap between non-vegan bakery goods that consumers love" and vegan alternatives. 

Vitamin D – MP warns that ‘cheap way of tackling Covid’ is being ignored

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The British MP and former cabinet minister David Davis says mounting evidence on the usefulness of vitamin D in tackling Covid-19 must not be ignored. 

7,965 organic professionals mobilise for Natexpo’s Lyon show

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7,965 organic professionals gathered in Lyon this week for the 2020 edition of Natexpo, France’s leading trade show for the sector. 

ESSNA sports nutrition guide highlights value of supplementation

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A new consumer-facing guide from sports nutrition industry trade group ESSNA sets out to explains the importance of nutrition and the value of supplementation.

Faith in Nature makes switch to ocean-bound plastic bottles

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UK-based ethical beauty and personal care brand Faith In Nature says it is switching to ocean-bound plastic packaging across its core range.

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.

Purearth reports 254% sales increase during pandemic

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UK-based water kefir, organic juices and shots brand has reported a 254% sales increase since the beginning go the Covid-19 pandemic, with overall order numbers up 320% year-on-year.

Irish health stores launch crowdfunded national TV and radio campaign

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Health Stores Ireland is running a national TV and radio advertising campaign with the core message ‘health food stores are at the heart of your community’.

Back to Better: January opening for HISBE’s Covid-delayed second store

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Brighton (UK)-based ‘rebel supermarket’ HISBE says it will now open its second store early next year.

Is organic more local than local?

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A new report by internationally renowned ecological thinker Gunnar Rundgren helps answer a very timely question – ‘is organic more local than local?’ Johan Cejie has been looking at the findings.

Inside Story: Independent food retail during Covid

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In lockdown small, independent food stores no longer seemed like ‘nice little examples of how different food shopping could be’, but a vital community asset of which there simply wasn’t enough to go around, writes Danni Rochman.

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.  

Eos Scientific launches discounted CBD Novel Foods Submission service

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Ahead of the UK Food Standards Association’s March 2021 deadline for CBD Novel Foods Applications, CBD oil testing and toxicology service, Eos Scientific, has launched...

What we learnt in lockdown: Article collection documents how Bristol’s local food scene responded...

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The Community Farm, a cornerstone of the UK city Bristol’s local food and farming scene, has curated Lessons From Lockdown, a collection of 15 articles that describe how the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic affected people involved with food, wildlife, local economies and social outreach in the local area

Digital first: How foodcircle is shaking up organic wholesale

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Tech-centric organic wholesaler foodcircle says its mould-breaking digital model is empowering organic food businesses and helping build a more transparent food marketplace