2-3 Jun 2019

Industry News

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 […]

Chemical-Free, Cruelty-Free Beauty: Why it’s the Way of the Future

For an ever-increasing number of us, it’s a case of the fewer ingredients the better – or at least the fewer harmful ingredients the better – when it comes to what we’re willing to put on our skin. In fact, the organic cosmetics and toiletries market is growing by about 13 per cent a year […]

Hemp Oz: How a socially-minded Aussie start-up hemp company is taking health drinks to the next level

Mar 12, 2019 Food & Drink

The stage was perfectly set for an innovative and fresh-thinking brand like Hemp Oz to launch Australia’s first Hemp Kombucha when hemp prohibition ended in Nov 2017 after 83 years. The meteoric rise in the popularity of kombucha, coupled with the legalisation of Hemp, meant the demand for both could be met with their innovative […]

Make your business a Millennial magnet

Mar 6, 2019 Business

For years, they’ve been mocked, scolded or dismissed by older generations and the media. But in 2019, Millennials – commonly considered those born between 1981 and 1996 – have ascended. That’s because, in the United States and many other developed countries, there will soon be more Millennials than Baby Boomers, making them the largest adult […]

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 […]

Made With Love, Giselle&I

Jan 31, 2019 Food & Drink

Want a simple and natural way to help your baby with colic or other wind and gastrointestinal problems? Look no further than Giselle&i. Run by mother of six, Lily Toma has created a natural tea to help treat colic and wind for infants and children, and is on her way to creating an empire of […]

Top Health Food Trends to Watch Out for in 2019

Jan 25, 2019 Food & Drink

2018 saw many new and creative trends hit the health food industry. From veganism and digestive health, to collagen and functional beverages, the health food industry welcomed many innovative options for consumers when it came to food and drink. This forward way of thinking isn’t stopping any time soon, with 2019 expected to see even […]

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 […]

Veganism and the Environment

Jan 22, 2019 Food & Drink

Many dubbed 2018 ‘the year of the vegan’, with plant-based meats and cheeses becoming staples in people’s pantry’s at home and on supermarket shelves. Vegan diets became increasingly mainstream, with consumers taking on the lifestyle change for a number of reasons, from helping to combat specific health problems, to helping protect the environment and animals. […]

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