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GO! Organic Festival: Successful launch of London’s first organic consumer event

Europe Great Britain

18.09.2018 Editor

Thousands of people came to visit Go! Organic Festival in London. It was the first dedicated organic consumer festival taking place in England's capital.

Aldi Germany: Strategy against packaging waste

Europe Great Britain

04.09.2018 Editor

The German discount stores Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd want to significantly reduce packaging. The common strategy is also about unpacked and disposable bags.

CRISPR is not free from risks

Europe Great Britain

16.08.2018 Editor

Nature Biotechnology reported CRISPR could cause mutations and genetic damage. This new method of genetic engineering has been hyped as one of the most important breakthroughs in modern science. 

UK: GO! Organic Festival in September

Europe Great Britain

20.07.2018 Editor

The GO! Organic Festival will take place on 8-9 September at Battersea Park in London. The two days event will offer entertainment, family fun and a lot of products in organic beauty, health and eco-living.



Sustainable Food Award finalists announced

Europe Great Britain

30.05.2018 Editor

The finalists for the premier Sustainable Food Awards have been announced by Ecovia Intelligence. After much deliberation, the jury has selected the following finalists per award category.

UK: Defra released organic farming statistics for 2017

Europe Great Britain

29.05.2018 Editor

Data compiled by approved organic certification bodies are the basis for the organic farming statistics 2017. It presents estimates of the land area farmed organically, crop areas, livestock numbers and numbers of organic producers and processors in the United Kingdom.

Green Brexit: the future for food, farming and environment

Europe Great Britain

22.05.2018 Editor

The British association Organic Farmers and Growers (OF&G) together with other leading organic organisations is urging government to recognise the opportunities organic offers to deliver a green Brexit.


New London Festival: It’s time to GO! Organic

Europe Great Britain

11.05.2018 Editor

Taking place over the weekend of 8-9 September, Battersea Park will be transformed into a vibrant celebration of the very best in organic, sustainability and healthy lifestyles. 

Natural & Organic Awards Europe: winners announced

Europe Great Britain

09.05.2018 Editor

The awards, which celebrate the standout brands, products and retailers of the year, were hosted by Natural Products News in association with the Soil Association.


Natural & Organic Products Europe 2018 ended very successfully

Europe Great Britain

08.05.2018 Editor

More than 10,000 attendees from 91 countries came to the Natural & Organic Products Europe trade show at London ExCeL venue last week, on 22-23 April.

UK: Natural and Organic Products Expo next weekend

Europe Great Britain

19.04.2018 Editor

Nearly 400 exhibiting companies from 42 countries will be showcasing their latest food and drink innovations to expected more than 10,000 trade buyers and retailers. The Natural & Organic Products Europe wll take place in London ExCeL on 22-23 April.



Public benefits of organic farming need formal recognition

Europe Great Britain

28.02.2018 Editor

The public benefits offered to the UK by organic agriculture need to be properly recognised and rewarded by government post-Brexit, according to leading organic certifier OF&G.

Scotland organic sales up 19.4%

Europe Great Britain

22.02.2018 Editor

According to the Soil Association’s 2018 Organic Market Report sales of organic in Scotland were growing at a rate of 19.4% in 2017, and account for 6.5% of all UK sales.

UK: more than 20% growth for organic cosmetics

Europe Great Britain

21.02.2018 Editor

According to The Soil Association’s Organic Beauty & Wellbeing Market Report the organic and natural beauty market was worth £75.9 million (85.6 mn €) in 2017, up 24% on the previous year. 

UK: organic market worth £2.2 billion

Europe Great Britain

20.02.2018 Editor

Last week, Soil Association launched its 2018 Organic Market Report. The report shows that the UK organic market has grown by 6% to over £2.2 billion in 2017.

Arla Foods on acquisition tour

Europe Great Britain

13.02.2018 Editor

Arla Foods the world’s largest producer of organic dairy productswill acquire Yeo Valley Dairies Limited, UK and announced new partnership with Britain’s leading organic dairy brand.

48% of British foods contain pesticide residue

Europe Great Britain

01.01.2018 Editor

A report analysing 3,448 samples of British produce has found traces of pesticides on 48 per cent of them. The data was released by the Expert Committee on Pesticide Residues in Food (PRiF) as part of their annual report.

Soil Association report: Organic Supply Chain in 2017

Europe Great Britain

20.10.2017 Editor

The comprehensive report The Organic Supply Chains 2017 was recently published by the British Soil Association. The report should serve as a guide for the organic industry to the challenges and opportunities in the UK.

Continuing success of international natural cosmetics markets

Europe Great Britain


Not only in Germany but on the international stage too the trend in the natural and organic cosmetics industry continues to be very positive development. In the leading market in Europe, the German market, demand shows no sign of slowing. According to Naturkosmetik Verlag, about nine million consumers buy natural cosmetics several times a year and their purchasing behaviour caused turnover in the first half of this year to grow by around two percent.  The “Green & Clean” trend is to be seen everywhere in neighbouring countries with robust market development and also internationally. However, manufacturers and the trade are having to confront a number of challenges.

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UK: fall in food security

Europe Great Britain

12.10.2017 Editor

For the first time in five years the worldwide food security fell in the UK. That is the result of the  sixth annual Global Food Security Index, compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

UK: successful start of OTB’s ‘Organic. Feed Your Happy’ campaign

Europe Great Britain

05.10.2017 Editor

‘Organic. Feed Your Happy’ is a consumer promotion by the UK Organic Trade Board (OTB) that started in September. The promotion is part of an EU-funded three-year campaign that aims at emphasizing the importance of organic food production.

Northern Ireland: opposition against proposed mega pig farm

Europe Great Britain

15.09.2017 Editor

Due to the potential of spreading antibiotic resistance, a planned mega farm for pork in Northern Ireland has received tough criticism.

UK: Soil Association’s Organic September campaign starting today

Europe Great Britain

01.09.2017 Editor

After the huge success of last year’s campaign, Soil Association is starting its new Organic September campaign today. The campaign aims at reaching as many people as possible via producers, press and social media in order to support growth of the organic market as well as to make consumers understand the difference organic makes compared to conventional products.

Brazil: Natura acquires The Body Shop

Europe Great Britain

01.08.2017 Editor

Brazil´s biggest company for phyto and natural cosmetics Natura Cosmeticos is acquiring the British cosmetics cpmpany The Body Shop owned by L´Oréal for 1 bilion Euro.


Brexit: imports of Fairtrade products continue to be duty free

Europe Great Britain

27.07.2017 Editor

The Fairtrade Foundation is relieved that the British government has promised that Fairtrade products can be imported duty free after Britain has left the EU.

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