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  • Africa

    From bongs to baby food – how to navigate the South African market by a man who’s done (and still does) it all

     September 21, 2018  Jim Manson

    Founder and owner of one of South Africa’s leading natural and organic distributors, and publisher of the country’s top trade magazine for the food and beverage industry, Bruce Cohen is that rare breed, an entrepreneur-  influencer – both deal-maker and commentator. Plugged in to the South African natural products scene in a way few others […]

  • Health and Nutrition

    Changing the debate on natural health in New Zealand

     August 20, 2018  Jim Manson

    A campaign last year by natural health advocacy group the New Zealand Wellness Association (NZWA) played a pivotal role in seeing off divisive new legislation proposed for the regulation of the supplements and natural remedies in the country. Here, NZWA’s co-founder and general manager, Joanne Bisset, talks to NPG about the group’s on-going mission to […]

  • Agriculture

    Climate change ready: Growing organically in a water stressed world

     August 14, 2018  Michael Wale

    The time for debating climate change is over, says US organic farming pioneer Bob Quinn – it’s already happening, and we need to adapt fast. That’s why he has turned his attention to developing climate change ready organic crops that will thrive in hot, water stressed conditions, writes Michael Wale. 

  • Europe

    White Paper: Beyond the boy scout’s sleeve – a personal review of ethical certification 

     March 29, 2018  Jim Manson

    For three decades third-party certification has been the dominant model for verifying ethical food and drink products. But in recent years the limitations of this model have been increasingly exposed, leading some commentators to ask if the ethical business movement is moving into a ‘post-certification’ era. In this White Paper Simon Wright presents a personal […]

  • Asia

    Interview: Sir Tim Smit on expanding the Eden Project into China, and his hopes for organic 

     March 26, 2018  Michael Wale

    Sir Tim Smit founder of the UK’s Eden Project, one of the world’s best known ecological tourist attraction, has been invited to expand the Eden Project brand into China, wines Michael Wale.

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From bongs to baby food – how to navigate the South African market by a man who’s done (and still does) it all

Founder and owner of one of South Africa’s leading natural and organic distributors, and publisher of the country’s top trade magazine for the food and beverage industry, Bruce Cohen is that rare breed, an entrepreneur-  influencer – both deal-maker and commentator. Plugged in to the South African natural products scene in a way few others […]

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The knowing-doing gap in nutrition

Despite enormous advances in nutrition science and a deepening understanding of the role of nutrition as a disease trigger, a global epidemic of lifestyle diseases rages around us. Why do we have this knowing-doing gap in the translation of nutrition science to the control of lifestyle diseases? asks Swaminathan Subramaniam.

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Prescribing sleep

The neuroscientist and science writer Matthew Walker describes lack of sleep as a “slow form of self-euthanasia”. His best-selling book Why We Sleepis a wake-up call for all of us, writes Jim Manson

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Changing the debate on natural health in New Zealand

A campaign last year by natural health advocacy group the New Zealand Wellness Association (NZWA) played a pivotal role in seeing off divisive new legislation proposed for the regulation of the supplements and natural remedies in the country. Here, NZWA’s co-founder and general manager, Joanne Bisset, talks to NPG about the group’s on-going mission to […]

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White Paper: Beyond the boy scout’s sleeve – a personal review of ethical certification 

For three decades third-party certification has been the dominant model for verifying ethical food and drink products. But in recent years the limitations of this model have been increasingly exposed, leading some commentators to ask if the ethical business movement is moving into a ‘post-certification’ era. In this White Paper Simon Wright presents a personal […]

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