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A vaccine on its way – where now for vitamin D and COVID-19 research?

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With the news that a COVID-19 vaccine might be available as soon as the beginning of December, where does that leave research into the...

Sustainable packaging for a natural beauty industry

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Cosmetics products come in all shapes and sizes. From face moisturizer and serum, to hair gel and toothpaste, the industry is expansive. Back in...

Let’s act now to prevent a Brexit catastrophe for the organic industry

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Roger Kerr, CEO of OF&G, explains why we must act now to prevent a post-Brexit catastrophe for the UK’s organic industry. The organic sector faces...

The rising demand for immunity boosting drinks as a result of COVID-19

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Paul Gurnell, general manager at Purearth, offers his thoughts on how functional, immunity boosting drinks can become a way of life for consumers. Even before...

Inside Story: Independent food retail during Covid

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In lockdown small, independent food stores no longer seemed like ‘nice little examples of how different food shopping could be’, but a vital community asset of which there simply wasn’t enough to go around, writes Danni Rochman.

Alibaba expects surge in demand for natural products as China emerges from lockdown

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China’s changing appetite brings fresh opportunity for natural products  brands looking to tap into a new market. Alibaba’s Zarina Kanji, health, food and beverage market specialist for the UK and Nordics, explains why.

Organic and GMOs – conflict or co-existence?

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Are there are limits to what plant breeding can (or should) achieve? Or, as some proponents of genetic engineering in agriculture believe, are we limited only by our imaginations and how strict or liberal our regulations are?

Spanish lessons

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A new law in Spain prohibiting sale of food below the cost of production has potential lessons for all of us, says Simon Wright.

Seven double-checked benefits of organic food

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Sweden’s brand new Eko-september (Organic September) campaign has at its core seven ‘super-screened’ claims that all organic operators can use with confidence. Here, Johan...

Can capitalism be responsible? If you’ve got three minutes, I’ll tell you what I...

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Last month, Riverford Organic founder Guy Singh-Watson was presented with the Responsible Capitalism 2019 award . It was the perfect oppportunity to launch an angry attack on the failures of system that has "made normal and acceoptable to profit from destroying our collective future", he writes.

8 smart ways to get the most out of your Expo West experience

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Heading for Expo West next month? If so, Jeff Hilton – CMO and co-founder  leading healthy lifestyle branding agency BrandHive – has eight smart tips on how to get the most out of your visit to the Big One.

Anti-supplement push in EU

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The Spanish government’s recent announcement that it plans a crackdown on natural health products is part of a wider anti-supplement push in the EU,...

In praise of sugar (yes, you read that right)

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It's time to stand up for sugar. Why? Because it's the least worst sweetener the food industry has at its disposal, says Simon Wright
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Nutritional experts are right to urge caution over vitamin D review

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Nutritional experts are right to advise caution when interpreting a potentially misleading reviewthat investigates the relationship between vitamin D supplementation and bone health, writes Greg Weatherhead.

Accepting ban on generic signposting would be slippery slope

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Natural products retailers should stick to their guns on generic category signposting despite recent controversial rulings by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority, says Rob Verkerk.