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EFSA sets new safe intake level for glutamate food additives

Europe’s Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has set a new safe intake for glutamate food additives, after re-evaluating their impact on human health.

Thirst for soya drinks harming the planet, SFT warns

People who buy milk substitutes made from soya for their latte or breakfast cereal are inadvertently harming the planet, the UK-based Sustainable Food Trust claims (SFT) today.

Natural and organic brands in the running for PepsiCo ‘Nutrition Greenhouse’ prize

PepsiCo hs announced the eight emerging nutrition, health and wellness brands that will join its first collaborative incubator programme in Europe.

Can capitalism be responsible? If you’ve got three minutes, I’ll tell you what I...

Last month, Riverford Organic founder Guy Singh-Watson was presented with the Responsible Capitalism 2019 award . It was the perfect oppportunity to launch an angry attack on the failures of system that has "made normal and acceoptable to profit from destroying our collective future", he writes.

FSA ‘confirms’ it will enforce CBD Novel Food rules

The UK’s Food Standards Authority (SA) told The Times the week that it will enforce Novel Food rules for cannabidiol (CBD) based products. 

OPTA EU publishes Farm to Fork action plan to reach 25% organic in 2030

The Commission has presented in spring 2020 visionary Farm to Fork and Biodiversity strategies, warmly welcomed by the Organic Trade and Processing Association Europe...

Pharma Nord announced as vitamin D supplier for major clinical trial

Supplements brand Pharma Nord has revealed its Bio-Vitamin D3 has been chosen for a ground-breaking new large-scale trial studying the effects of vitamin D...

French organic chain Naturalia opens biggest store yet, targets 200 outlets by 2020

French organic and natural retail chain Naturali this month opened its biggest store that date in the Paris suburb of Brétigny-sur-Orge. 

Cambridge Commodities appoints Simon Mortimer as new sales director

Global ingredient supplier, Cambridge Commodities, has appointed Simon Mortimer as new sales director.

Cambridge Commodities acquires Ultimate Superfoods, extends US foothold

Global ingredient supplier Cambridge Commodities (CC) has acquired the ingredient business of US organic food company Ultimate Superfoods.

First Sustainability Food Awards announced

The first awards dedicated to sustainability in the international food industry have been launched by Ecovia Intelligence (formerly known as Organic Monitor).
vitamin d

Nutritional experts are right to urge caution over vitamin D review

Nutritional experts are right to advise caution when interpreting a potentially misleading reviewthat investigates the relationship between vitamin D supplementation and bone health, writes Greg Weatherhead.

H&B launches bespoke ‘vitamin box’ service

Holland & Barrett has launched Healthbox, a new online, personalised subscription service for vitamins, minerals and supplements using the advice and recommendations of qualified nutritionists.

What’s driving growth in the booming Nordic health and wellness market?

Missed Euromonitor data-packed presentations on the future of green and natural at this month's Natural Products Scandinavia event? Download them here.
CBD regulation

Poll finds ‘overwhelming support’ for FSA CBD regulation

A new YouGov poll commissioned by The Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (The ACI) demonstrates what is describes as “overwhelming support” for recent Food Standards Agency guidance on CBD.