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“The organic sector is like a living lab” senior EC official tells Congress

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“The organic sector is like a living laboratory. It allows us to look at practices that we have forgotten or ignored.” 

Over 160,000 Urge European Parliament To Vote Against ‘Veggie Burger Ban’

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More than 160,000 people have signed a petition urging the European Parliament to vote against the so-called ‘veggie burger ban’. Under the proposals, plant-based producers...

Certified organic beauty and wellbeing sales hit £120M

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According to the Soil Association (SA) 2021 Organic Beauty and Wellbeing Market report, the certified organic and natural products market rose by 13% in 2020, taking total...

Cosmoprof Bologna postponed amid coronavirus concerns

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The organiser of international beauty trade show Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna says it has  taken the decision to postpone the event, amid concerns about the coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy.

Get the CAP right and organic can make up 25% of EU farmland –...

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Ambitious proposals for changes to payments under the EU Common Agricultural Policy contained in a new report would lead to organic making up at least a quarter of EU farmland.

Researchers warn of plant milk risk to IQ of unborn children 

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Researchers a the University of Surrey in the UK will issue a warning next month that babies born to mothers who drink cow’s milk alternatives – such as soya, almond and coconut – could have lower IQs, reports The Times (of London)  

Strong organic growth in Finland

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Sales of organic food and drink continued to grow at a strong pace in Finland during 2020. The total sales exceeded €400 million for...

“Radical” regulation needed to slash children’s ultra-processed food intake and obesity, flag UK scientists

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UK researchers are calling for “more radical and effective” public health actions to reduce children’s exposure and consumption of ultra-processed foods (UPFs). The team...

GELITA: new science on Joint Health

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The randomized controlled trial rigorously showed the benefits of GELITA’s FORTIGEL® in reducing the intensity of knee joint pain during activity, in healthy men...

High level speaker line-up confirmed for IFOAM EU Zwolle event 

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A high level speaker line-up has been confirmed for IFOAM EU’s annual Organic Processing Conference, which will take place in Zwolle, Netherlands, on 16-17 January 2018. 

French Supermarkets To Phase Out Plastic Packaging With Refill Stations

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French grocery chains will have to begin switching to food refill stations as part of a new environmental bill. The law, which has been...

Poll shows 33% of vegans support ‘meat names’ ban

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Pressure from the meat and dairy industries to stop plant-based food brands using traditional food terminology – words like milk, cheese, sausage and burger – has been intensifying on both sides of the Atlantic. Now, a new survey shows what consumers think about this increasingly contentious topic – with some very striking differences in attitudes emerging between vegetarians and vegans.

Need help going vegan? – there’s an app for that

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The Vegan Society is launching what is says is the first ever app designed to help people become vegan.

Nordic organic, eco and health sectors gather for Malmö double bill

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The Nordic region’s organic, eco and natural health sectors will converge on the Swedish city of Malmö this week, where the co-located Nordic Organic...

H&B puts down roots opposite Harrods

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Holland & Barrett (H&B) has unveiled a new store in London’s Knightsbridge, opposite the prestigious Harrods department store. The Knightsbridge store was developed to a...