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NPG Talks: Remaking the case for organic in a climate crisis

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In a talk prepared for the recent Nordic Organic Food Fair, NPG editor Jim Manson, explains why he thinks why we need to remake the case for organic in a climate crisis. 

Kraft Heinz to buy paleo dressings and snacks brand Primal Kitchen in $200m deal

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US-based food multinational Kraft Heinz Company is to acquire Primal Nutrition, maker of Primal Kitchen branded products, in  deal worth US$200 million.

Danone Acquires Follow Your Heart As Big Food Bets On Plant-Based

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Multinational food giant Danone has announced an agreement to purchase Earth Island, the maker of legacy plant-based brand Follow Your Heart. The acquisition of...

Carrington Farms snaps up US organic protein leader tera'swhey

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New Jersey head quartered US natural products producer Carrington Farms has acquired Wisconsin based organic whey protein specialist tera’swhey.

UK Organic Market Continues to Grow – 2021 Soil Association Report Published

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Soil Association 2021 Organic Market Report published this week reveals the highest year-on-year growth in 15 years for the UK’s organic market, a +12.6%...

German retailer Rewe closes specialist organic chain Temma 

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The German grocery discounter and supermarket retailer Rewe is to close its organic chain Temma, after the the business failed to meet the group’s expectations in certain parts of Germany. The company says it will switch focus to expanding its organic offer in its own supermarkets. 

Iceland Foods: Retail Giant’s Vegan Brand No Meat Acquired By LIVEKINDLY Collective

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No Meat, a vegan meat brand developed by British food manufacturer and retail giant Iceland Foods, has been acquired by the LIVEKINDLY Collective. No...

Customers report ‘deterioration’ in Whole Foods produce and ‘depressing’ shopping experience

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US news website Business Insider says that Whole Foods Market customers have told the site that there has been a significant deterioration in the quality of fresh produce in-store, since Amazon’s takeover of the business in the summer.

Organic foods ‘getting coronavirus boost’

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The coronavirus pandemic is leading to a surge in demand for organic and sustainable foods, reports Ecovia Intelligence.

Organic on every table: IFOAM EU Tallin congress sets agenda for a transformation of...

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Next month’s European Organic Congress – to be held in the Estonian capital, Tallin – aims to set the agenda for a transformation of food and farming.

Spanish supermarkets respond to rising demand for plant-based meat during pandemic

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Spanish supermarkets have responded to rising demand for plant-based meat during the Covid-19 pandemic by increasing their stocking levels of innovative meat alternatives. 

Health and wellness interest drives growth in UK  organic sales 

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New data gathered by the Soil Association shows that the UK organic market has continued to grow in the first half of 2017, driven significantly by increased consumer interest in nutrition and a desire for traceability in food sourcing.

Organic creates 30,000 new jobs in Spain in just five years

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An expansion of organic agriculture in Spain generated 30,000 new jobs between 2013-2018 and continues to create new jobs at a rate of 500 a week. 

Marigold Health Foods’ warehouse ‘devastated’ by fire

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UK natural food distributor Marigold Health Foods saw its London warehouse badly damaged by fire earlier this week. 

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

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