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Bringing you the natural and organic products industry’s leading commentators and opinion formers from around the World.

Britain’s post-Brexit trade dispute arrangements will have profound impacts on the natural products sector

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Britain’s post-Brexit trade dispute arrangements will have profound impacts on the natural products sector, writes Robert Verkerk. 

I’m proud of the £100m global organic brand we started

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Following last week’s announcement that Green & Black’s has launched a non-organic chocolate range, the company’s co-founder Craig Sams talks here about a development that is already dividing opinion in the natural and organic community.

I'm proud of the £100m global organic brand we started

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Following last week’s announcement that Green & Black’s has launched a non-organic chocolate range, the company’s co-founder Craig Sams talks here about a development that is already dividing opinion in the natural and organic community.

European e-commerce crackdown: Protecting citizens, or big business?

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A European Commission crackdown on the internet ‘Wild West’ is being couched in terms of consumer protection. But Rob Verkerk warns that it could end up protecting big business.  

The Old Order is crumbling – and that’s great news for health freedom

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The big conflict of our age is between Big Government and the MAAFIA (Microsoft Apple Alphabet Facebook Instagram Amazon), says Craig Sams. The implications for health freedom are profound

Vegan+organic – way to go for specialist organic retailers?

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The organic French supermarket chain Naturalia (145 stores), which is is owned by Monoprix in France is opening three Vegan (and also organic) supermarkets in Paris, which is taking the 'green' supermarket idea to the next level.

Five growing health and wellness market trends In Asia

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Health and wellness is the new lifestyle status symbol for millennial Asians, says Hong Kong-based editor and green entrepreneur Sonalie Figueiras. Here, she identifies five of the fastest growing health trends in the region.

A whole new retail paradigm? Possibly not.

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As news stories go, last Friday’s announcement that Amazon is to buy Whole Foods Market for a cool $13.7 billion was about as big as they get, writes Jim Manson. 

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.

Sorry to spoil the superfood party

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There's one little thing about superfoods that gets lost in all the hype, says Simon Wright – they're not particularly super. My background is in wholefoods. My...

Let’s show the future can be written a different way

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he world’s biggest biotech companies are manouvering to extend their domination of the global food supply chain. It’s time to show that the future can be written a different way, writes Thomas Fertl

Time to break the illusion that junk food is cheap

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Food multinationals make billions by maintaining the illusion that junk food and ready-meals are cheaper than home-cooked food made with wholefood ingredients, writes Dr Robert Verkerk.

Global natural and organic cosmetic standards: ISO the solution?

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Hopes are riding high in parts of the global natural and organic cosmetics sect0r that the upcoming ISO standard will bring clarity on the subject of standards. Others fear it could muddy the water still further. Here, Amarjit Sahota explains why there is still no simple solution to standards conundrum.

Chefs, will you stir the pot over GMOs?

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Genetically modified foods (GMOs) are coming to the UK. Quietly but determinedly the UK government is pushing forward with its plans to open up the UK’s farms, fields and kitchens to GM technology.