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7 sustainable food trends to watch out for in 2019

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This year is expected to be an important one for the sustainable food industry. Specialist consultancy Ecovia Intelligence has compiled this handy summary of seven sustainable food trends we can expect to see coming through in 2019. 

UK overtakes Germany as vegan NPD world leader

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New data from Mintel reveals the UK has overtaken Germany as world leader in vegan food launches. 

Three Dutch cities chosen for first Weleda City Spa openings

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Three Dutch cities – Rotterdam, The Hague and Oegstgeest – have been chosen as venues for the first three Weleda City Spa openings. 

Detox term ‘misuse’ prompts name change at Pukka

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UK-based organic herbal wellbeing company Pukka Herbs has relaunched its popular Detox tea under a new name – Feel New.

Organic Sweden challenges claim that organic accelerates deforestation

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Organic Sweden has challenged claims by researchers at Chalmers University of Technology that organic farming is worse for the climate, arguing that their study relies on “hypothetical reasoning” and fails to account for real-world conditions. 

Upcoming ISO guidelines could "legitimize greenwashing"

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The forthcoming global guidelines for natural and organic cosmetics – ISO 16128 – are not fit for purpose according to industry experts, speaking at the recent Natural & Organic Products Europe.

10 top beauty trends to watch out for

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Lorraine Dallmeier and Gemma Ortega Perez gives us the the lowdown on the biggest trends in beauty – from skin yoghurts to ‘athleisure’, skin microbiome to the unicorn trend (yes, really).

Unilver adds Vegetarian Butcher to growing plant-based portfolio

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Food and personal care multinational Unilever is acquiring Netherlands-based The Vegetarian Butcher. 

Need I say More?

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Holland & Barrett CEO Peter Aldis talks here with NPN’s Jim Manson about the retailer’s new flagship More store at Marble Arch and how it plans to become a £1 billion business by 2020

Welcome to the Brexit guessing game

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“If you want to know what happens when a country leaves the European Union, you might as well ask the Inuit.” That was the BBC’s Brian Milligan being simultaneously flippant and factual last month (factual, because Greenland is the only other country ever to have left the EU – or the EEC as it was then).

Brexit has dented confidence, says UK food and drink body

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Confidence among UK food and drink manufacturers has declined, driven by increased input costs, squeezed profit margins and uncertainty over Brexit terms, according to the latest survey from Britain's Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

Upcoming ISO guidelines could “legitimize greenwashing”

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The forthcoming global guidelines for natural and organic cosmetics – ISO 16128 – are not fit for purpose according to industry experts, speaking at the recent Natural & Organic Products Europe.

Second Spar Natural store opens on Gran Canaria

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SPAR Mogán , a partner of Dutch multinational supermarket chain Spar, has opened a second store on Gran Canaria under its Spar Natural brand.

‘Humane milk myth’ ad is cleared by UK regulators in ‘landmark ruling’

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An ad stating that “Humane milk is a myth” has been cleared by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority following complaints from members of the dairy industry that it was inaccurate and misleading.

Europe’s ‘historic moment’ for food and farming sustainability

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Europe has arrived at a ‘historical moment” for food and farming sustainability delegates at the 11th European Organic Congress (5-7 September, Tallinn) heard yesterday.