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Nearly a Fifth of all Food and Drink Launches in Europe are Organic – Mintel

Oct 15, 2019 Global News

New research from Mintel shows that Europe is leading the way in organic food and drink innovation, with almost a fifth of all food and drink products launched in Europe carrying and organic claim. In the 10 years to July 2019, the number of European food and drink launches with an organic claim has shot […]

How Worried Should the Organic Industry Be About “Natural Pretenders”?

Aug 7, 2019 Global News

New research suggests European consumers often regard ‘natural’ as more trustworthy than organic. so, how worried should the organic industry be about the “natural pretenders”? asks Jim Manson, editor of Natural Products Global. Earlier this year Organic Voices, a coalition of US-based organic businesses, signalled that it was turning up the heat on natural brands […]

The 10 Hottest Natural Product Trends from the US that Australian Retailers Need to Know About

May 13, 2019 Global News

Environmental awareness, Millennial tastes, and improving health and wellness education, are all creating unprecedented demand for natural and organic personal care products worldwide with the global health and wellness industry now worth an estimated $400 billion. In such an expanding market, the hunt for the “next big thing” has now intensified. One of the world’s […]

What Makes People Go Vegan? This Research Gives Some Strong Clues

Mar 19, 2019 Global News

Positive health messages provide the strongest motivation for people to go vegan, but being prompted by ethical concerns is more likely to lead to longer-term commitment to the lifestyle. These are among the findings of new research carried out for the Vegan Society by professor Claire Parkinson, Dr Richard Twine and Naomi Griffin from Edge Hill University’s Centre […]

Europe’s Organic Market Grows 11% to be Worth €37 Billion

Feb 19, 2019 Global News

Europe’s organic market grew 11% in 2017 to be worth 37 billion euros, according to new data unveiled on the first day of this year’s Biofach trade show in Nuremberg. Highlights from the presentation – based on data gathered by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and the Agricultural Market Information Company – include: […]

Organic and Health-Focused Consumers More Likely to Shop Online

Feb 5, 2019 Global News

Organic and health-focused consumers in Germany are far more likely to shop online for food products than the general consumer, suggests a recent survey by Gesellschaft für integrated Kommunikationsforschung (GIK).  According to the study, just 3% of respondents currently buy their food regularly online, with a whopping two-thirds (63%) saying they do not even consider […]

Tall Order: Emirates Airlines Commissions $40M ‘Better Than Organic’ Vertical Farm

Jan 22, 2019 Global News

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 reports. ‘Better than organic’ is the bold slogan of the US$40m vertical farm – the world’s biggest – backed by […]

Global Trends in Organic: Data, Deals and Disruptors

Nov 28, 2018 Global News

At the Nordic Organic Food Fair this year, Natural Products Global presented the findings of its annual Global Trends in Organic report.  The survey, compiled by NPG editor Jim Manson, draws on a full year’s coverage of the global organic scene by NPG’s editorial team.  Talking ahead of his presentation, Manson said: “This is very much the world of […]

Lonza Adds Colour to the Clean-Label Experience

Nov 10, 2018 Global News

Lonza has announced the first of a new line of internationally available plant-coloured supplement capsules, under its Capsugel Vcaps brand. Previously the capsule shells required an E-number. The company says that the new food coloured capsules – labelled as natural colourants in the United States – will allow customers to create “bright, eye-catching supplements that also […]

Mandatory Eco Labelling for Food Would be Game-Changer

Oct 15, 2018 Global News

This article first appeared in Natural Products Global, part of Diversified’s global natural & organic network. Written by Jim Manson. Mandatory environment labelling for food could be a game-changer in efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and cut pollution, says a prominent UK academic. Joseph Poore, lead researcher of a recent high-profile study into the environmental impacts […]

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