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‘Ghost restaurants’ likely to be continuing legacy of Covid pandemic

New research from Mintel predicts that the ‘off-premises’ food service model will continue to play an important role in the future. 

Big scoop for vegan ice cream: Global plant-based ice cream NPD doubles in 5...

According to new research from Mintel, vegan ice cream accounts for an increasing proportion of global ice cream launches, making up 7% of all launches in the last 12 months, more than double the 3% five years ago.

Natexpo proclaims Lyon show as ‘official restart’ for organic sector

The organiser of the Natexpo trade show, Spas Organisation, has proclaimed its 2020 edition as the “official restart” of the organic sector in Europe.

Radical intervention: UK organic sector welcomes report’s tough stance on trade deals

Organic and sustainable farming groups have welcomed a new independent review of UK food policy that calls for "a gold standard level of scrutiny" to ensure post-Brexit trade deals do not jeopardise environment and health standards.

FDF rails at ‘slap in the face’ junk food ad ban, campaigners welcome Government...

The UK’s leading food industry trade association says Government plans to impose a blanket ban on junk food advertising would be a “slap in the face” to manufacturers and retailers.

Trader Joe’s pulled up over ‘racist’ product labelling

US natural foods retailer Trader Joe’s has been pulled up by anti-racism campaigners over labelling of its own-label international food lines. 

Plant-based meat sales rose 23% when sold in the meat aisle

A study by US trade group the Plant Based Foods Association in partnership with Kroger, found that plant-based meat sales increased by 23% when products were ranged in the meat department.

Webinar: Sense, Science and Sustainability

Join us for a live webinar that asks the question 'can genome editing and agroecology co-exist in the sustainable food and farming mix?'

Urgent wake up call to UK Government to ‘fix the failings of food’

The UK House of Lords Select Committee on Food, Poverty, Health and the Environment has today published a new report which calls into question the affordability of the Government’s recommended healthy diet.

Meeting ‘challenging’ 25%-organic-by-2030 goal will require collective will, EU officials say

Achieving the ambitious 25%-organic-by-2030 goal called by the European Union’s Farm to Fork strategy will require a concerted EU-wide effort, and the collective will of all Member States, senior officials agreed yesterday.

Beyond Meat partners with tech giant Alibaba to fast track China market entry

US plant-based protein maker Beyond Meat has unveiled a new partnership with Chinese tech giant Alibaba, which will see Beyond Burgers hitting supermarket shelves in mainland China for the first time.

Say hello to IFOAM Organics Europe – organic group rebrands, re-elects Jan Plagge as...

Europe’s lead organic advocacy group IFOAM EU has rebranded to become IFOAM Organics Europe, with a new website and logo.

China topped list of organic exporters to the EU in 2019

China was the biggest exporter of organic agri-food products to the EU during 2019, followed by Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Ukraine and Turkey according to new analysis released by the European Commission.

How to be a joined-up vegan (with some help from HappyCow)

Global vegan restaurant recommendation and review website HappyCow has come up with a smart new way for vegans and veg-types to connect with each other during the era of social distancing and activism. 

We won’t sell it: Waitrose ups the ante in fight against lower-welfare US food...

The newly installed boss at UK supermarket Waitrose has added to a chorus of calls from farmers, consumer groups and food campaigners urging the British Government not to accept lower food safety and welfare standards as the price of striking a post-Brexit trade deal with the US.