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Digital first: How foodcircle is shaking up organic wholesale

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Tech-centric organic wholesaler foodcircle says its mould-breaking digital model is empowering organic food businesses and helping build a more transparent food marketplace

The Big Interview: Eduardo Cuoco, director, IFOAM EU

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In this wide-ranging interview for Natural Products Global, Eduardo Cucoco, director of IFOAM EU – Europe’s lead organic advocacy group – talks about the organisation’s big priorities in the coming years, from CAP reform (injecting urgency into debate on climate and the environment) and implementation of the new EU Organic Regulation, to exploring ways of developing organic “beyond the regulation”.

From bongs to baby food – how to navigate the South African market by...

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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 are, he offers a unique 360 degree view of the market, with all its opportunities and challenges.

Prescribing sleep

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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

Changing the debate on natural health in New Zealand

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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 widen consumer access to natural health products and help people to take charge of their health. 

Climate change ready: Growing organically in a water stressed world

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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. 

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

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

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

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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.

Interview: “It’s all about the research”

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Horphag Research, the company that has been manufacturing the French maritime pine bark extract Pycnogenol for 40 years, has been defined over that time by a commitment to continuous scientific research.

Interview: “It's all about the research”

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Horphag Research, the company that has been manufacturing the French maritime pine bark extract Pycnogenol for 40 years, has been defined over that time by a commitment to continuous scientific research.

A ‘natural grower’ making the desert work for him

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NPG reporter Michael Wale travelled deep into the desert of the United Arab Emirates to meet with an extraordinary ‘natural grower’

The disruptor

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A prominent natural food retailer told us recently that CLF Distribution had “transformed” his business – and the wider health food trade. For CLF’s founder,...

Need I say More?

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Holland & Barrett CEO Peter Aldis talks here with NPN’s Jim Manson about the retailer’s new flagship More store at Marble Arch and how it plans to become a £1 billion business by 2020