This spring’s Vitafoods Europe event (7-9 May, Palexpo, Geneva) will this year explore the collaboration required to shape a more sustainable future for the nutraceutical industry.
This year is expected to be an important one for the sustainable food industry. Specialist consultancy Ecovia Intelligence has compiled this handy summary of seven sustainable food trends we can expect to see coming through in 2019.
Emirates Airlines has commissioned a US$40 million vertical farm to provide its passengers with fresh, pesticide-free salads and greens. It will be, in the words of Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed, “better than organic”. Michael Wale has been to Dubai to find out more.
Three Dutch cities – Rotterdam, The Hague and Oegstgeest – have been chosen as venues for the first three Weleda City Spa openings.
Monoculture of plant-based cropping is depleting carbon levels to critical point, the founder of the Sustainable Food Trust, Patrick Holden, warned this week.
Lidl Belgium is trialling a new pop-up webshop and bike delivery service for groceries in the Ghent area.
Mandatory environment labelling for food could be a game-changer in efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and cut air and water pollution, says a prominent UK academic.
Twin Falls, US-based organic snack and sports nutrition brand Clif Bar Baking Company has begun construction of the region’s largest onsite solar power system, which when completed next June will supply 30 percent of the 300,000-square-foot commercial bakery’s power annually from clean solar energy.
Diversified Communications, event organiser of Organic Food Iberia, has announced the launch of a major new Iberian trade event for sustainable beauty and eco living.
Taking place in Amsterdam on 7-8 June, the tenth European edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit will showcase health impacts, sustainable ingredients, and green marketing.
Europe’s lead organic group says that reform of the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) must have much bolder Green ambitions.
British heritage brand Neal’s Yard Remedies has picked up a trio of awards at the 2018 edition of the Organic Beauty Awards.
The UK environment secretary, Michael Gove, won praise this week from the chief executive of the Sustainable Food Trust (SFT), Patrick Holden, for being “the first minister to accept the critical link between sustainable food systems and healthy diets”.
Just back in from last week’s Natural & Organic Products Europe event in London, Copenhagen-based strategic advisor in healthy and sustainable lifestyle, Karina Kaae Hermansen, has gathered up four key challenges that consumer brands need to be on to attract health and sustainability conscious consumers
Ecoverhas launched a new positioning to “drive reappraisal of the brand amongst today’s conscious consumers”. The brand is says it is aiming to reclaim its “rebellious and pioneering heritage”.
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Organic sales at Leclerc up 22%, retailer targets 200 Le Marché Bio store openings
January 18, 2019 Jim Manson
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
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!
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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]