Is organic more local than local?

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A new report by internationally renowned ecological thinker Gunnar Rundgren helps answer a very timely question – ‘is organic more local than local?’ Johan Cejie has been looking at the findings.

FDA ‘needs to do its job and regulate CBD’, NPA warns

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The Natural Products Association has stepped up its criticism of the Food and Drug Administration over its failure to date to set out clear safety standards for CBD products. 

Plant-based powerhouse: Kale United takes Spain’s Heura Foods to Scandinavia

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Stockholm-based plant-based distribution company Kale United is partnering with fast-growing Spanish start-up Heura Foods to take its products to Scandinavia.

Honey better treatment for coughs and colds than antibiotics, UK study finds

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UK-based researchers say that honey is more effective than antibiotics and most over-the-counter medicines at treating coughs and colds. 

Pesticide levels dropped 70% after 6 days on organic diet, US study shows

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A new study by US researchers shows that urine levels of the pesticide glyphosate dropped an average of 70% after participants switched to an organic diet for just six days. 

Accessibility is key to our zero-waste ethic, Preserve Foods founder says as third store...

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Bristol,UK-based zero waste retailer Preserve Foods has opened a third store in the city (this time in Westbury-on-Trym), its founder Tiriel Lovejoy tells Jane Wolfe.

Why mask-wearing could be making people shop more healthily

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As mask-wearing becomes an increasingly ‘normalised’ feature of shopping trips, is the act of wearing a face covering having an effect on our purchasing decisions? 

Swedish plant-based milk start-up Sproud teams with coffee chain Fogarolli

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Fogarolli, the Italian themed Swedish mobile coffee chain, has joined forces with plant-based milk start-up Sproud.

Sustainable farming? GMOs? Agroecology? Be a part of the discussion

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Our upcoming webinar Sense, Science and Sustainability is asking a hot topic question: Can genome editing and agroecology co-exist in the sustainable food and farming mix? 

Organic is part of the solution, Congress speakers all agree

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High-level speakers from the European Commission, European Parliament and the German Presidency of the EU Council delivered a unified message at the European Organic Congress 2020: Our system is experiencing a biodiversity and climate crisis, and organic food and farming is part of the solution and way forward.

Webinar: Sense, Science and Sustainability

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Join us for a live webinar that asks the question 'can genome editing and agroecology co-exist in the sustainable food and farming mix?'

Call of the wild : Rhug Estate launches into organic beauty space

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Rhug Estate Organic Farm has an enviable reputation as a producer of high quality, home bred organic meat with global appeal. Now, its owner, Lord Newborough, has his sights set on on the organic beauty market

Brain, eye and skin health are the top benefits sought by Thais

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Demanding lifestyles combined with early signs of ageing is often the trigger for Thai consumers to proactively start shopping for health and nutrition products, says market intelligence agency Mintel. 

US trade group warns that ‘CBD bad actors’ are exploiting virus

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US food industry trade group the Consumer Brands Association has launched the ‘Coalition for Smart CBD Regulation’ whilst warning that "CBD bad actors" are exploiting public fears about coronavirus pandemic.

ACI takes ‘essential step’ towards CBD test standardisation

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UK trade group the Association for the Cannabinoid Industry says it has entered into discussions with international life sciences testing company LGC in a move it says represents an “essential step towards standardisation for the (CBD) industry”.