Three Dutch cities – Rotterdam, The Hague and Oegstgeest – have been chosen as venues for the first three Weleda City Spa openings.
Organically farmed food has a bigger climate impact than conventionally farmed food, due to the greater areas of land required and a resultant increase in deforestation globally.
Confusion over what the term ‘natural’ means when applied to food products is driving a free-from “revolution”, says consumer behaviour specialist Mintel.
Personal health concerns and increased availability in mainstream retail are now key drivers of growth in the global organic market, reports Ecovia Intelligence. The London-based consultancy also reveals that almost all leading organic food brands in North America are now in hands of multinationals.
US-based food multinational Kraft Heinz Company is to acquire Primal Nutrition, maker of Primal Kitchen branded products, in deal worth US$200 million.
New figures from the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture show that organic food sales hit record levels in 2017, reaching €1,962 million euros (up 16.4% on 2016 and almost double the €1 billion reported in 2013).
Amsterdam-based organic brand Farm Brothers has scooped a prestigious Meilleur Produit Bio Award (Best Organic Award) for its Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt cookie product.
US trade body the Organic Trade Association has has set out ten priority actions to safeguard organic integrity and preserve public trust.
British handmade organic chocolate brand, Seed and Bean, is set to further strengthen its exports business after securing two major international contracts. Four of the brand’s lines are now available in 205 La Vie Claire stores across France. From February 1, 2019, the brand will break into the US, when it launches nine flavours in […]
England’s chief medical officer has urged people to eat meat reared under organic or other high-welfare standards to help tackle the growing crisis of antibiotic-resistant superbugs.
At this week’s Nordic Organic Food Fair, Natural Products Global presented the findings of its annual Global Trends in Organic report.
UK-based organic herbal tea and supplements specialist Pukka Herbs has become only the 13th company in the UK (Tesco, Marks and Spencer, and Coca Cola European Partners are among the others) to have its climate goal – to be zero carbon by 2030 – validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). Confirmation comes shortly […]
A new series of quarterly reports on Spain’s burgeoning organic sector prepared for Natural Products Global by the specialist consultancy Ecological.Bio launches today.
Organic Food Iberia, the new international organic trade fair, taking place in Madrid next June, gained further significant Spanish support today, with the announcement that Andalucía – the country’s biggest organic producing region – will host a 100 producer-strong pavilion.
The first detailed survey of the burgeoning Baltics organic market will be launched launched today at the Nordic Organic Food Fair trade show in Malmö (14-15 November, MalmöMässan).
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Fix the World and Make Money the Dr Bronner’s way
October 31, 2018 Jim Manson
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
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.
Watch: Natural & Organic Products Europe in pictures
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
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.
From bongs to baby food – how to navigate the South African market by a man who’s done (and still does) it all
September 21, 2018 Jim Manson
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 […]
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
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 […]
Climate change ready: Growing organically in a water stressed world
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.
As Europe braces itself for winter flu outbreak, protect yourself with Sambucol® and the power of black elderberry
Experts across Europe have warned the EU to brace itself for a bad flu season this winter. A new vaccine has been produced which is effective in fighting H3N2, the flu strain likely to hit the region this year; however, the vaccine is generally available for free to over 65s, pregnant women, those with an […]
BioCell Collagen for Joint, Skin and Connective Tissue Health
Intrinsic aging produces many physiological changes that affect how the body looks and feels, which depends, at least in part, upon the structural integrity of the connective tissue in joints, skin, tendons, ligaments, bones, and blood vessels. Connective tissue, which is primarily composed of collagen, glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), and proteoglycans, binds all of the organs and […]
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Age-defining Eye Saviors: A new clinical study of XanMax®
A randomized, double blind, placebo controlled, parallel study has been recently conducted for a duration of 180 days in elderly volunteers. Statistically significant results demonstrated that XanMax® supports healthy macula through deposition of optimal levels of carotenoid pigments. Furthermore, the study also demonstrated that the formulation was safe and well tolerated when administrated orally. Details […]