UK-based trade group the Health Food Manufacturers Association (HFMA) has written a formal letter of complaint to the BBC about a controversial BBC2 Horizon programme about the food supplements industry.
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Watch video highlights of one of the undoubted highlights of this month’s Natural Products Scandinavia show – Holland & Barrett Live Pitch.
A TV Doctor, specialist health food store and an industry body feature prominently in a film created for Viridian Nutrition on bringing lifestyle medicine to the mainstream.
A Swedish court has ruled that municipalities which imposed a ban on food supplements broke Swedish and EU law.
Low-calorie vitamin drink brand VITHIT has launched in Australia, with an initial listing in 700 Coles stores.
New figures from the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture show that organic food sales hit record levels in 2017, reaching €1,962 million euros (up 16.4% on 2016 and almost double the €1 billion reported in 2013).
Amsterdam-based organic brand Farm Brothers has scooped a prestigious Meilleur Produit Bio Award (Best Organic Award) for its Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt cookie product.
The Spanish government has announced plans to eliminate alternative medicine from health centres and universities. The move is being presented as a “pioneering offensive” to ban ‘pseudo-therapies’ from public funded health venues, and Spain is calling on other EU members to rally behind it.
4488 natural products professionals from 66 countries packed the the aisles at the Natural Products Scandinavia and the Nordic Organic Food Fair events earlier this month.
Atlit, Israel-headquartered Salt of the Earth has signed a string of new distribution agreements for its clean-label Mediterranean Umami savoury flavour enhancement and sodium reduction ingredient.
A new peer-reviewed study has found that daily supplementation with the natural antioxidant Pycnogenol French maritime pine bark extract can reduce symptoms related to enlarged prostate within 60 days.
British handmade organic chocolate brand, Seed and Bean, is set to further strengthen its exports business after securing two major international contracts. Four of the brand’s lines are now available in 205 La Vie Claire stores across France. From February 1, 2019, the brand will break into the US, when it launches nine flavours in […]
England’s chief medical officer has urged people to eat meat reared under organic or other high-welfare standards to help tackle the growing crisis of antibiotic-resistant superbugs.
Leading European health food retailer Holland & Barrett saw group revenues rise 7.1% to reach £ £702.5 million, for the year ending 30 September 2018.
UK-based organic herbal tea and supplements specialist Pukka Herbs has become only the 13th company in the UK (Tesco, Marks and Spencer, and Coca Cola European Partners are among the others) to have its climate goal – to be zero carbon by 2030 – validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). Confirmation comes shortly […]
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Organic sales at Leclerc up 22%, retailer targets 200 Le Marché Bio store openings
January 18, 2019 Jim Manson
Organic sales at French supermarket chain Leclerc grew by an impressive 22% in 2018 to be worth €930 million, reports the Linéaires.
Fix the World and Make Money the Dr Bronner’s way
Family owned natural soap brand Dr Bronner’s is the subject of an episode in a new documentary series Fix the World and Make Money, titled ‘Soap for World Peace’, which launched today on the filmmakers’ website.
Natural Products YouTube channel relaunches with Organic Pioneer series
An all new-look Natural Products YouTube channel relaunches this week with a series of ‘Organic Pioneer’ videos filmed earlier this month at the Go! Organic Festival.
Watch: Natural & Organic Products Europe in pictures
The ‘official’ photos are all in from last weekend’s action-packed and effortlessly upbeat Natural & Organic Products Europe in London. We’ve edited the cream of the crop into a snappy 60-second video. If you couldn’t get along to the show, here’s what you missed!
From bongs to baby food – how to navigate the South African market by a man who’s done (and still does) it all
September 21, 2018 Jim Manson
Founder and owner of one of South Africa’s leading natural and organic distributors, and publisher of the country’s top trade magazine for the food and beverage industry, Bruce Cohen is that rare breed, an entrepreneur- influencer – both deal-maker and commentator. Plugged in to the South African natural products scene in a way few others […]
The neuroscientist and science writer Matthew Walker describes lack of sleep as a “slow form of self-euthanasia”. His best-selling book Why We Sleepis a wake-up call for all of us, writes Jim Manson
Changing the debate on natural health in New Zealand
A campaign last year by natural health advocacy group the New Zealand Wellness Association (NZWA) played a pivotal role in seeing off divisive new legislation proposed for the regulation of the supplements and natural remedies in the country. Here, NZWA’s co-founder and general manager, Joanne Bisset, talks to NPG about the group’s on-going mission to […]
Climate change ready: Growing organically in a water stressed world
The time for debating climate change is over, says US organic farming pioneer Bob Quinn – it’s already happening, and we need to adapt fast. That’s why he has turned his attention to developing climate change ready organic crops that will thrive in hot, water stressed conditions, writes Michael Wale.
Age-defining Eye Saviors: A new clinical study of XanMax®
A randomized, double blind, placebo controlled, parallel study has been recently conducted for a duration of 180 days in elderly volunteers. Statistically significant results demonstrated that XanMax® supports healthy macula through deposition of optimal levels of carotenoid pigments. Furthermore, the study also demonstrated that the formulation was safe and well tolerated when administrated orally. Details […]
Pomella®, Bacognize® and Longvida®: Benefits for Active People
More than ever, active individuals are looking for natural alternatives that can provide nutritional support to help maximize exercise benefits and reduce recovery time. Natural antioxidants are an excellent alternative, but not all of them are able to prove bioavailability and efficacy. Punicalagins are a group of potent antioxidants unique to the pomegranate fruit which […]
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As Europe braces itself for winter flu outbreak, protect yourself with Sambucol® and the power of black elderberry
Experts across Europe have warned the EU to brace itself for a bad flu season this winter. A new vaccine has been produced which is effective in fighting H3N2, the flu strain likely to hit the region this year; however, the vaccine is generally available for free to over 65s, pregnant women, those with an […]