NZ Government releases new mānuka honey definition, strengthens export requirements  

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The New Zealand Government’s Ministry For Primary Industries (MPI) will release a new scientific definition for mānuka honey in early February. 

Awards celebrate Australia’s ‘alive and booming’ organic sector

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Australia’s lead organic body Australian Organic Ltd (AOL) last week hosted its 4th Annual Awards for Excellence on Friday 17th November, at The National...

South Australia votes to keep GM crop ban in place

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South Australia is set to extend its ban on growing genetically modified crops until 2025, after a Bill proposed by Green members of the state government was passed by a single vote this week. 

China e-commerce rule change hits Australian supplements sector  

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Plannned changes to China’s e-commerce have led to a sharp fall in profits at leading Australian supplements brand Blackmores, according to local media reports. 

Australia “well placed” to target China’s $30bn wellbeing market – report

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Australia’s natural products industry is well placed to compete for emerging market opportunities in China’s fast growing wellbeing market, according to a new report from government trade body Austrade.

Nutraceuticals is New Zealand’s fastest-growing food export category – Government-backed report 

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Nutraceuticals and ‘innovative foods’ are New Zealand’s biggest and fastest-growing food and beverage export category, according to a new Government-backed report. 

Brands call for end to ‘misinformation’ about NZ Natural Health Bill

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A group of New Zealand-based manufacturers say they are frustrated with the amount of “misinformation” circulating about the country’s Natural Health Products Bill.

Diversified Communications acquires Australia-based Naturally Good Expo, expands natural and organic portfolio

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Diversified Communications this week announced the acquisition of Naturally Good Expo in Australia from National Media, strengthening its global natural and organic products brand and aligning with Diversified Communications Australia’s Fine Food, FoodPro and FoodTech brands.

Naturally Good Expo set to welcome thousands of natural and organic professionals to Sydney

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Thousands of retailers, distributors, importers/exporters and brand owners are due to converge on Sydney, Australia, this weekend (4-5 June 2017) for Naturally Good Expo – the biggest trade show in the Southern Hemisphere for the natural and organic sector.

Antipodes upstages French beauty and fashion giants at Cannes 2017

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London-bases natural products distributor Kinetic has secured a prestigious advertising space for New Zealand organic skincare brand Antipodes at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

GOED analysis in sharp contrast to controversial 2015 NZ fish oil study

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GOED has published a paper in Scientific Reports that shows the results of oxidation and EPA/DHA content testing on 47 fish oil supplements purchased at retail in New Zealand.

Australian organic market on course to hit AU$ 2 billion in 2018

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Australia’s organic products market is set to reach AU$ 2 billion (US$ 1.5 billion) in 2018, based on its current growth trajectory.

Regulatory scientific definition for manuka honey hailed as “major milestone”

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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".

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

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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".

Antipodes launches fashion-forward ‘healthy lipstick’ range

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New Zealand based organic beauty brand Antipodes used last month’s Vivaness exhibition in Nuremberg as part of a simultaneous global trade launch for its new Moisture Boost Natural Lipsticks range.