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

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. 

Nestlé takes controlling stake in Latin American natural and organic leader Terrafertil

Nestlé has acquired a majority stake in Terrafertil, A Latin America-based specialist in natural, organic, plant-based foods and healthy snacks.

Danone takes USD 30 million stake in Harmless Harvest

French foods multinational Danone has made a USD 30 million investment in US organic coconut water brand Harmless Harvest.

Kraft Heinz scheme will support natural and organic brands ‘shaping the future of food’

Kraft Heinz is launching a business incubator scheme to support the natural, organic and health brands that it says are “shaping the future of food”.

OTA welcomes “historic rulemaking” that will protect against organic fraud

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) today publishes a proposed new rule to strengthen protection against fraud in the organic supply chain.

Third of young Britons have switched to plant-based milk

A third of young Britons have made a switch to plant-based milk alternatives, according to new research from Mintel.

Colombia’s DAABON Group is world's first to gain RSPO NEXT level sustainable palm oil...

 The Colombian-based DAABON Group, an early pioneer in organic palm, banana and coffee farming and production, has become the first company in the world to become certified under the RSPO NEXT scheme operated by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)
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Passage Foods brings award-winning vegan bowls to UK market

Australian brand Passage Foods’ latest UK launch is Passage to India 90 Second Veg Curry Bowls designed to give meat-reducers a quick and easy...

Regulatory scientific definition for manuka honey hailed as "major milestone"

A new scientific definition to authenticate manuka honey, which sits at the heart of a new initiative aimed at clamping down on product fraud, has been hailed as a "major milestone".

Pouring with Purpose: Sustainable drinks brand hosts World Earth Day Webinar

Environment-positive spirits producer Avallen is hosting a special eco-themed webinar on World Earth Day 22 April at 1pm. 

UK organic sector warns ‘time is running’ out for Brexit trade solution

With the deadline for Britain’s departure from the EU approaching fast, the UK's organic sector is calling for a clear contingency plan to ensure the continued trade of organic produce with the EU in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit.

2017 AllergyAward award winners announced in London

Denmark-based international certification organization AllergyCertified has announced the winners of its 2017 AllergyAward, which was held in London this week (24 April) at Royal College of Physicians.

Box set: Unilever snaps up healthy snacks brand Graze

Unilever has acquired the UK based healthy snacks brand Graze in a deal worth a reported £150 million.

Kroger Expands Plant-Based Brand After Exceeding $2.5 Billion In Sales

Supermarket giant Kroger has announced it will launch more than 50 new plant-based products under its Simple Truth line by the end of the...

Navigating Natural and Organic: Michael Fox, Fable Food Co.

The natural and organic industry is continuously growing and shifting, with new trends, regulations, products and practices being introduced into market everyday. How does...