Hopes are riding high in parts of the global natural and organic cosmetics sect0r that the upcoming ISO standard will bring clarity on the subject of standards. Others fear it could muddy the water still further. Here, Amarjit Sahota explains why there is still no simple solution to standards conundrum.
The European Food Safety Authority is to give formal advice on daily sugar intake for the first time.
Strict criteria for ‘additional fibre material’ and a new category for ‘combined products’ are among the changes in Version 5.0 of the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), released on 1 March 2017.
Stakeholders in the Danish organic sector have been discussing the case for a new ‘organic+’ label.
Genetically modified foods (GMOs) are coming to the UK. Quietly but determinedly the UK government is pushing forward with its plans to open up the UK’s farms, fields and kitchens to GM technology.
Norway’s lead organic body Oikos (Organic Norway) has criticized Norwegian Government proposals to abandon the country’s goal of making 15% of all food production and consumption organic by 2020.
Eight leading lights from the UK natural food industry gathered at NPG’s Brighton offices in January to engage in some shared thinking about the future for the sector.
A recent survey of 2,000 people by Opinion Health on behalf of UK-based herbal tea and supplements specialist Pukka Herbs has found that 43% have tried alternative medicine/herbal remedies.
Specialist marketing intelligence business Organic Monitor is being relaunched this month as Ecovia Intelligence.
Organic food and farming offers a “flagship model for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, says the director of IFOAM EU.
A prominent natural food retailer told us recently that CLF Distribution had “transformed” his business – and the wider health food trade. For CLF’s founder,...
The organic food and farming sector had another record-breaking year, with global sales topping USD 80 billion and organically farmed land reaching 50.9 million acres.
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).
A plea to make organic standards tighter, a pledge to “democratize” organic and an attempt to understand why the Danes are so good at organic. These were some of the tasty ingredients in a lively panel discussion staged at this week’s OTB #GrowOrganic17 event
“If you are a supermarket in Denmark you need to be organic – it’s 10% of the food and drink market after all.”