Webinar report: Sustainability, regulation and co-existence top the agenda

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Panellists at our recent webinar Sense, Science and Sustainability tackled the question of genetic engineering in food and farming through a sustainability lens– leading...

“Sustainability is not good enough…we need to move on”, CIWF global CEO urges

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The limits and usefulness of the term sustainability were called into question by key figures within the worlds of animal welfare and organic farming this week.

Roundtable: “We’re so proud of everything the health food sector is doing”

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Panellists in the first of a new series of Natural Products Virtual Roundtable discussions told Natural products Global editor Jim Manson of their pride in “everything the health food trade is doing in the Covid crisis”.

NPG Talks: Remaking the case for organic in a climate crisis

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In a talk prepared for the recent Nordic Organic Food Fair, NPG editor Jim Manson, explains why he thinks why we need to remake the case for organic in a climate crisis. 

Pointless choice: How the market turned us into ‘passive consumers of crap’

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Far from providing solutions to the big environmental and social problems of the day, the market perpetuates them by pushing relentless passive consumption, says Riverford founder, Guy Singh-Watson

Biodegradable bags survive in sea and soil for three years, UK study shows

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Biodegradable plastic bags are still capable of carrying full loads of shopping after being exposed in the natural environment for three years, a new study by researchers at University of Plymouth shows.  

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.

Watch: New LIVESEED videos explain why trust in organic starts with seeds

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The EU-funded organic seed and cultivar project LIVESEED has released two videos in which farmers from across Europe explain why they use organic seed, and what their personal motivations are. 

Planet Organic claims zero food waste ‘first’

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UK-based organic food retailer Planet Organic says its has become the country’s first chain to achieve zero edible food waste. 

Organic sales at Leclerc up 22%, retailer targets 200 Le Marché Bio store openings

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Organic sales at French supermarket chain Leclerc grew by an impressive 22% in 2018 to be worth €930 million, reports the Linéaires. 

Fix the World and Make Money the Dr Bronner’s way

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Family owned natural soap brand Dr Bronner’s is the subject of an episode in a new documentary series Fix the World and Make Money, titled ‘Soap for World Peace’, which launched today on the filmmakers’ website. 

Natural Products YouTube channel relaunches with Organic Pioneer series

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An all new-look Natural Products YouTube channel relaunches this week with a series of 'Organic Pioneer' videos filmed earlier this month at the Go! Organic Festival. 

Global trends in natural and organic in 2017-18

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Robust organic sector growth and a resurgent traditional medicine movement were two of the standout trends identified by Natural Products Global editor-in-chief Jim Manson in his keynote talk at last week's Natural & Organic Products Europe event in London.

Watch: Natural & Organic Products Europe in pictures

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The ‘official’ photos are all in from last weekend’s action-packed and effortlessly upbeat Natural & Organic Products Europe in London. We’ve edited the cream of the crop into a snappy 60-second video. If you couldn’t get along to the show, here’s what you missed! 

Interview: Natural beauty sector needs to tune into what the customer wants 

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Understanding what the consumer wants, and delivering on that, should be the natural beauty sector’s single biggest priority. That’s the very clear view of Holland & Barrett’s head of beauty, Lucy Pottinger, who talked exclusively with Natural Products Global in a special video interview recently.