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UK: Holland & Barrett has been acquired

Europe Great Britain

24.07.2017 Editor

We learn from The Guardian that the market leader in the UK health and wellness retail market, Holland & Barrett, has been acquired for £1.8bn by a retail investment fund controlled by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman.

UK: 2017 BOOM Awards showcase top organic products

Europe Great Britain

17.07.2017 Editor

Winners of the Soil Association’s prestigious BOOM (Best of the Organic Market) Awards were announced on 5 July at a ceremony in London’s renowned Borough Market.

Prince Charles` Warnings

Europe Great Britain

06.07.2017 Editor

Prince Charles has warned that the ‘very future of humanity’ may depend on organic farming. Speaking as he celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Soil Association in London.

UK: OF&G White Paper addressing the challenges of global food production

Europe Great Britain

23.06.2017 Editor

The British Organic certifier OF&G (Organic Famers and Growers) published a White Paper about the Future of Farming. This paper addresses the challenges of global food production.

Soil Association: need for a climate friendly farming

Europe Great Britain

20.06.2017 Editor

Tackling climate change must be a top priority for future food and farming policy. The next government will be faced with the challenge of producing an agricultural policy for the UK for the first time in decades, says the Soil Association.

UK: Organic food production thriving

Europe Great Britain

26.05.2017 Editor

The organic licensing body OF&G (Organic Farmers and Growers) says the latest government figures show that the
organic food production sector is thriving as it responds to strong market growth.

Unverpackt weltweit: Einfacher, leichter, müllfrei einkaufen

Europe Great Britain

17.05.2017 Sylvia Meise

Verpackungsmüllberge? Nein Danke! Nichts wegwerfen? Ja bitte! So lautet kurz gefasst das zentrale Ziel der Unverpackt-Läden, deren gesamtes Sortiment aus loser Ware besteht. Schon bald könnten sie auf dem ganzen Globus wie Pilze aus dem Boden sprießen.

Healthy Food Supplies: Department store buys in from Costco

Europe Great Britain

15.05.2017 Redaktion

LIV, a newly-opened department store for healthy and vegan foods in Liverpool, England, sold cakes bought in cakes from Costco. This is what the Echo can reveal.

GM crops in the UK: dissension among the royals

Europe Great Britain

20.04.2017 Editor

There is much disagreement in Britain about the benefits and disadvantages of genetic engineering in agriculture.

UK: Natural and Organic Products Europe 2017

Europe Great Britain

05.04.2017 Editor

The organic sector in the UK is thriving. That's just one of the findings in the Soil Association's latest Organic Report that tells us that the organic sector, with an increase in sales of 7.1% in 2016, is now worth more than 2 billion pounds annually.

Minimalism is it

Europe Great Britain

28.03.2017 Editor

Package overkill? No thanks! Zero waste? Yes, please! This, in short, is the major goal for a new kind of corner shop offering refill of dry or liquid bulk products. The founders are mostly women, often without a retail background but all of them with a strong aversion to packaging piling up and turning into waste soon after shopping.

£31 million windfall for one in four British dairy farmers

Europe Great Britain

27.03.2017 Editor

Arla Foods is a dairy cooperative owned by 12,000 farmers in Europe, 2,500 of whom operate in the UK.

EU: ban for British GM crops?

Europe Great Britain

27.02.2017 Editor

As a leaked report by the European Parliament shows, there are plans to ban British products if they are contaminated with genetically modified organism.  

UK: organic market tops £2 billion

Europe Great Britain

23.02.2017 Editor

The 2017 Organic Market Report was launched by the Soil Association on Monday, 21st of February. The report reveals that the UK organic market is now in its fifth year of growth and worth £2.09 billion. Total sales of organic increased by 7.1%. 

UK GM wheat trial gets go-ahead

Europe Great Britain

03.02.2017 Editor

The UK government gave the final go-ahead for a new experimental crop of genetically modified (GM) wheat. The planting will take place this spring.

Scotland's organic market is growing continuously

Europe Great Britain

01.02.2017 Editor

According to the Organic Market Report 2016 of the British Soil Association, Scotland experienced stable market growth last year, and it was a major contributor to overall growth in Britain.

UK: Natural & Organic Products Europe - over 50 speakers

Europe Great Britain

25.01.2017 Editor

The conference of Natural & Organic Products Expo will update visitors with the latest research and advice in the Natural Products Talks Theatre, Natural Beauty Theatre and Natural Food Kitchen. 

UK: Natural & Organic Products Europe 2017

Europe Great Britain

18.01.2017 Editor

Natural & Organic Products Europe 2017 will be returning to London ExCeL, on 2-3 April, with its biggest ever edition (15% show floor expansion) and 700 exhibitors.

UK: 10 million Euro EU funding for the organic sector

Europe Great Britain

17.01.2017 Editor

Under the headline „UK Organic Sector backed by EU Funding“ the British Organic Trade Board (OTB) informed, that the OTB, in partnership with Organic Denmark, have been successful in a joint funding application to the EU to promote the organic food and drink sector.

Scottish farmers want organic standards to remain after Brexit

Europe Great Britain

04.01.2017 Editor

Over 380 members (90%) of the Scottish Organic Producers Association (SOPA) want no change in the regulation of organic foods. That is the result of a survey from December 2016.

Soil Association round table: food in the workplace

Europe Great Britain

13.12.2016 Editor

A round table organised by the Soil Association discussed the role of food provision in strategies for wellbeing and sustainability with heads of corporate social responsibility and caterers from leading businesses.

Post-Brexit: the future of GMOs

Europe Great Britain

01.11.2016 Editor

Bristish Farming Minister George Eustace has confirmed he is discussing new rules for GM crops after Brexit, and while some believe this will free the UK to move towards a more open approach to GM, others aren’t so certain.

UK organic market back to growth

Europe Great Britain

27.10.2016 Editor

The report of Soil Association, states that with a sales growth of 4.9 percent, the sales of organic products in the UK are already at 1.95 billion pounds. 2016 should be the year in which organic food products break the 2 billion pound mark.

The battle between cheap food and organic farmers

Europe Great Britain

25.10.2016 Editor

According to a recent poll by YouGov for 71 percent of British consumers, buying their food local is important.

UK Permaculture Convergence 2016

Europe Great Britain

24.08.2016 Redaktion

The next British Permaculture Convergence will take place from the 2nd to the 4th of September 2016.

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