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21/03/2017

Natural Products Europe London 2 -3 april - preview of exhibitors

Natural Food Show, taking place on 2-3 April at London ExCeL.

Natural & Organic Products Europe, that is one of the many Connature Expos Partners, which attracts over 10,000 attendees annually,  is a vibrant showcase of the best (and biggest) choice of natural and certified organic food and drink from around the world.  Many of the 400+ companies confirmed for 2017 won’t be exhibiting at any other event in the UK this year – making it a ‘must attend’ for buyers and retailers to discover innovative new ideas and emerging trends that they won’t see – or sample – anywhere else.

Here’s a taste of what’s in store:

Cofresh Snack Foods (stand T47, Vegan World) is launching its first certified organic range of Eat Real lentil chips, hummus chips and veggie straws.  The hummus and lentil contain no added sugars, all are gluten free, vegan and free of all the declarable allergens (UK).

Marigold Health Foods (stand N31) is unveiling its Instant Sunshine Soups with vitamin D (in 4 packs).  The soups, available in Minestrone and Mushroom, have no GMO ingredients, no artificial colours, preservatives or flavours, and no MSG (UK).

Pure Diet Organic (stand V29, Vegan World) is previewing its Organic Raw Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.  The coconut oil is extracted from fresh organic coconuts, which are cold-pressed and unrefined to preserve both nutrients and a full-bodied taste and aroma.  Coconut oil can withstand heat, making it a great option for frying, roasting, and baking (UK).

Clearspring (stand H13, Soil Association & Organic Trade Board pavilion) is launching its Organic 100% Buckwheat Pasta, made from naturally gluten free 100% buckwheat flour.  This nutty flavoured tortiglioni has a firm texture and holds its shape during cooking.  Ready in 8 minutes, it provides a source of protein and fibre (UK).

Skoulikas Bedford/TA Sunita (stand K21, Soil Association & Organic Trade Board pavilion) is launching its new Tahini with beta-glucan at the show.  Produced using their light tahini with added oat beta-glucan (a soluble fibre), can help to prevent excess cholesterol being absorbed into the body (UK).

Naturya (stand H35) is adding three nutritious, organic ingredients to its range – Bee Pollen, Goldenberries and Mulberries.  They are ideal for sprinkling on cereal or yoghurt, and giving a twist to home baking.  Gathered sustainably from wildflower pastures, Naturya’s Organic Bee Pollen provides a natural source of protein and vitamins.  Or for a nutritious pick-me-up, mix the caramel-sweetness of Organic Mulberries with zingy Organic Goldenberries (UK).

Tazaki Foods (stand P44) is introducing a new range of high-protein, organic soybean noodles, created by British Taiwanese food writer and TV chef Ching-He Huang.  Ching’s Gluten Free & Organic Soybean Noodles (200g box) and Ching’s Gluten Free & Organic Edamame Soybean Noodles (200g box) contain 44-45g protein per 100g serving.  Both are free from additives, low in sodium and high in fibre (UK).

Gusto Organic (stand T1) is launching a 275ml glass variant of its Gusto Cola.  Produced in the UK, it’s made with spring water, organic essential oils, cola nut and organic agave.   This new Gusto Cola delivers a premium craft cola with 20% fewer calories than regular cola (UK).

Pukka Herbs (stand J50) is launching Wholistic Ashwagandha at the show.  Ashwagandha is a prized Ayurvedic adaptogenic herb, which rejuvenates the body by moderating the stress response.  Pukka’s Wholistic Ashwagandha uses a unique extraction process to retain 45+ active phytonutrients, and has been shown to improve sleep quality by 69%.  Also showcasing: Pukka Organic Wonder Berry Green, a super fruity organic green tea (UK).

Co.ind (stand Q30, Italian pavilion) is introducing Meseta, a range of 100% Arabica organic ground coffees.  Sourced from growers in Latin America, their strict organic methods produces a coffee full of bright clean notes of fresh flowers balanced by a subtle note of toasted bread (Italy).

One Earth Organics (stand J12, Soil Association & Organic Trade Board pavilion) is unveiling its new superfood blends, which only uses ethical and sustainable ingredients – supporting organisations working with rural farmers and harvesters (such as B’Ayoba in Zimbabwe).  Four blends are aimed at adults – Rejuvenate Your Soul, Shine Bright, Green Goodness and Coco Go Go, while two, Chocolate Dream and Vanilla Zilla, have been designed for the whole family, with flavours specifically chosen with children in mind (UK).

Mindfuel (stand P37) is launching its Whole Food Soup in Indian Curry flavour.  Containing 15g of protein, it’s a mindfully crafted Indian curry soup, which brings together spicy, salty, tangy, and sweet tastes through coconut, turmeric and chilli.  Packed with whole foods and plant protein, it’s also wheat-free (Germany).

Tropicsoul’s (stand P75) award winning product line is expanding with a new Guavalicious range.  Filled with tropical super fruits, the range includes: Pineapple Punta Cuna, Mango & The Beets, Mango Caliente, Mango Kaleada; and Banana Colada.  They are 100% natural, with no sugar or additives (Dominican Republic).

Made by Noble (stand R53) is introducing five nutrient rich, all natural cocoa blends.  Full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fibre and vegan plant proteins, the range includes: Golden, Roasted, Upbeet, Wild Green and Himalayan Salted Cacao – all ready to add to hot milk or mylk (UK).

ZenPasta (stand Q30K, Italian pavilion) is launching its Penne pasta, made with organic wheat and glucomannan (a cholesterol-reducing fibre).  It’s an Italian pasta with the same taste and texture as traditional wheat pasta, but 40% less calories, 50% less carbs and five times more fibre.  Ideal for weight-loss diets and lighter, healthier meals in general (Malta).

UHTCO Corporation (stand S63) is introducing Yacon Chocolate Drops (50% Raw Criollo Cacao and 50% Yacon Powder).  Made with Yacon root (prebiotic, low GI) and the nutritional value of Criollo Cacao – it contains no sugar, no dairy and doesn’t influence blood sugar levels (Austria/Peru).

Turmerlicious (stand R21) is launching its new, caffeine free, instant hot drink made from a blend of turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, black pepper, coconut milk and coconut sugar.  One serving contains the recommended daily dose of turmeric.  They are free from dairy, caffeine and gluten, and contain no artificial preservatives, flavours, or refined sugar.  The four blends include: vanilla, ginger, chocolate, and chilli choc (UK).

Nush Foods (stand P32) is introducing its Organic Cashew Milk Yoghurt.  It is free from dairy, soya, sugar, gluten and available in three flavours: natural, vanilla and strawberry.  Also showcasing: Almond Milk Yoghurt made using Sicilian Avola almonds, 20% pure almond milk, and vegan cultures, in four flavours (UK).

Bravura Foods (stand S30, Vegan World) is unveiling a host of new food and drink launches including: Free From Fellows vegan and sugar free gummy bears, cola bottles, and midget gems; Captain Kombucha fermented and organic probiotic health drinks; MaxSport vegan friendly, gluten free Paleo Protein bars; and Vegan Bakery dairy free biscuits (UK).

Essential Trading Cooperative (stand M23) is promoting its Organic Young Jackfruit, a new unprocessed, and nutritious, vegan meat alternative.  Full of vitamins and minerals, the fibrous savoury fruit chunks absorb flavours and mimic the texture of meat – especially pulled pork (UK).

Puresweet erythritol (stand R41) is a new brand offering a natural sweetener that has no calories and no GI.  With no bitter aftertaste, this sweetener has been used for many years in Japan, and is very popular in the USA (UK).

Happy Butter (stand V63) is launching its Organic Golden Turmeric Ghee, made with 1g fresh turmeric root per 10g of organic ghee.  The only such retail product currently available globally, it is hand churned in Devon in small batches from organic Westcountry Butter.  It can be used in everyday cooking, and as an Ayurvedic preparation, plus also in dairy/non-dairy milk to make ‘Golden Milk’ (UK).

Source and more companies: http://www.naturalproducts.co.uk

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Study shows organic helps curb nitrogen pollution

In anticipation of its activities at Natural Products Expo West, The Organic Center released new research findings from the University of Virginia in collaboration with The Organic Center showing that organic farming can help reduce nitrogen pollution on a global scale

10/04/2018

Resi.bio: New database for residue findings

The control bodies Gesellschaft für Ressourcenschutz (Engl. Society for Resource Protection) and Kontrollverein (Engl. Control Association) have developed an internet-based database for the evaluation of residue findings

06/04/2018

China submits new maximum residue limits for pesticides in food to the WTO

China has recently submitted an extensive list of pesticides with corresponding maximum residue limits (MRLs) to the the World Trade Organization (WTO)

23/03/2018

EU: No decision on neonicotinoids

Although it is high time to impose an immediate ban on the three insecticides clothianidine, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam, the Member States are pushing for a decision

14/03/2018

EU: constitution of the EP Special Committee “PEST”

The newly formed "PEST" special committee of the European Parliament is to examine the scandalous glyphosate risk assessment and the European pesticide approval system as a whole over the next six months

05/03/2018

Very successful U.S. Pavilion at Biofach: EU Organic Boom Brings Opportunities for U.S. Exporters

The American Organic Trade Association (OTA) together with the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), Office of Agricultural Affairs in Berlin and U.S. organic food and product companies participated in the Biofach and reported a leap in business inquiries

02/03/2018

Regarding online trade as an opportunity

What does increasing digitisation mean for the manufacturers of organic food? That was the topic discussed by the Assoziation ökologischer Lebensmittelhersteller (AöL) and its guests from business and research at Biofach

26/02/2018

Mediterranean countries with almost 7 million of organic area

The largest part of the Mediterranean organic area is in the Mediterranean countries of the European Union (EU) totalling 87 percent of the agricultural organic area

21/02/2018

Dutch pioneers Odin and De Nieuwe Band join forces

The Board and the board of directors the organic trade enterprises De Nieuwe Band and Estafette Odin agree to merge the trading and production activities after formal approval of the relevant bodies

19/02/2018

Italy: the organic farming and social network Humus introduced

At Biofach the Humus Network, the farming and social network for Italian organic agriculture, for quality, sustainability, and responsibility has been introduced

16/02/2018

Global organic data show resilient growth

A booming organic sector: more farmers, more land and a growing market. This is the résumé of the 19th edition of „The World of Organic Agriculture“

14/02/2018

Germany: sales in the specialised organic retail grows to 3.29 billion euros

According to the German organic trade association BNN sales in specialized organic food trade achieved sales of 3.29 billion euros in 2017, which corresponds to an increase of around 2.5 percent

12/02/2018

VIVANESS 2018: natural and organic cosmetics digitalized

The future is digital. Digitalization is having an impact in all areas of life and opening up new prospects in the natural and organic cosmetics industry too

06/02/2018

Organic farming boom in Bulgaria and Croatia

According to official statistcs Bulgaria and Croatia have seen the highest rate of expansion in their organic farming sectors in the whole of the EU in recent years

02/02/2018

42nd Innatex: focus on fair shoes

The 42nd Innatex in Hofheim-Wallau was focused on the shoe industry. The program of the green fashion fair was rounded by many lectures concerning the main topic as well as a blogger meeting

30/01/2018

Beyond Organic Skincare has just launched their latest face cream, “Organic Miracle Worker”

Beyond Organic Skincare have just launched their latest face cream, “Organic Miracle Worker.” It has already become a real hit with their staff and testers during pre-launch trials and has been promoted to ‘favourite’ by nearly everyone

29/01/2018

German organic market: sales barometer shows trend reversal

The development of sales in the German organic food specialist trade in the last four months shows a glimmer of hope for a turnaround: the specialist trade achieved for the year 2017 a modest increase of 1.4% in daily turnover

23/01/2018

EU lawyer: Genome Editing can be exempted from GMO directive

According to Advocate General Bobek, organisms obtained by mutagenesis are, in principle, exempted from the obligations in the Genetically Modified Organisms Directive

22/01/2018

Ecovia Intelligence: new growth phase for sustainable foods and cosmetics

A new growth phase for the organic and sustainable products market has been initiated according to Ecovia Intelligence; it predicts the market’s distribution developing towards online retailing and home delivery schemes mainly implemented by mobile apps

16/01/2018

GOTS: Christopher Stopes appointed as Representative to the EU

According to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) newsletter the organisation has placed an increasing focus on European regulatory and policy issues

08/01/2018

Indian Food Security Authority released unified regulation on organic foods

During the 19th Organic World Congress the Minister for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh formally launched the Food Safety and Standards

05/01/2018

GOTS: GMO testing method project conceptualised

According to the GOTS newsletter the Global Organic Textile Standad organisation determined through a limited round-robin exercise that test results for GMO presence showed inconsistency and were unreliable in cotton fibre In 2016

30/12/2017

Apparel: sustainability by circularity

Whilst there are many publications on circular business models and commitments to circular economy, few brands/retailers or upstream suppliers are re-designing their business towards circularity

28/12/2017

Denmark: Coop launches organic agriculture fund

According to a press release the Danish retailer Coop Denmark together with environmental associations will raise funds to support organic farming in Denmark.

18/12/2017

Organic competence for smallholders in Africa and India

Improved access to knowledge and innovations in organic agriculture holds great potential for improving food security and raising the productivity of smallholders’ farms in Africa and India economically, ecologically and socially...

14/12/2017

EU: dramatic insect decrease requires a complete and comprehensive ban

This Tuesday, the competent expert committee of the EU member states in Brussels voted on proposals of the European Commission for the ban on the three neonicotinoids imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam.

11/12/2017

Biobased food packaging through the eyes of the consumer

What do consumers think of biobased food packaging? And can manufacturers and retailers strengthen the brand position of their food products by choosing biobased food packaging?

27/11/2017

Amazon: more sale at Whole Foods Stores

Amazon has started to sell tech products and gifts at selected Whole Foods Market stores

23/11/2017

Strong institutional commitment needed to ensure a good legislative transition

Brussels, 22 November 2017 – The trilogue agreement for a new organic regulation reached last June was adopted by the Special Committee on Agriculture on Monday and by the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture today

20/11/2017

Denmark: catering and off-trade sales at least 30% organic

At a dialogue event in Hamburg, about 60 participants learned that in Denmark, the off-trade catering market has become the most important grow engine for organic food.

13/11/2017

USA: prohibition of aquaponics in organic food production rejected by NOSB

At a meeting on the 1st November 2017, the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) rejected the proposal to ban hydroponic and aquaponic production methods under the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Organic Program

07/11/2017

Scandinavia is gaining strength in natural personal care

"The Nordic region continues to ‘set the trends’ in health and wellness for the rest of the world“, say the organisers ot the event.

30/10/2017

ISO 16128 guidelines for cosmetics

The ISO guidelines for natural and organic cosmetics donot take consumers interests at heart, states the association NATRUE

27/10/2017

Monsanto in trouble

The US seed-& pesticide corporation Monsanto is in trouble. There are many reasons. Among others, the authorization of Monsanto’s flagship the weedkiller Roundup and its ingredient glyphosate is expiring in the EU by the end of this year

26/10/2017

Growing number of EU governments oppose re-approval of glyphosate

The political and public opposition to glyphosate is growing in Europe

17/10/2017

Study Failed promises - the rise and fall of GM cotton in India

Failed Promises: the rise and fall of GM cotton in India", is a well-documented report about the collapse of GM cotton in the world.

09/10/2017

IFOAM launches its new strategic plan

After two years of discussion internally and with stakeholders, IFOAM - Organics International launches its new strategic plan

04/10/2017

Germany: 9.3 million vegetarians and vegans

8 million people in Germany, more than 10 percent of the population, eat a vegetarian diet.

03/10/2017

USA: Organic Agriculture Research Act gained support

The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF), a non-profit foundation, reports a big success. The Organic Agriculture Research Act (H.R. 2436) gained crucial bipartisan support in the U.S. Congress recently.

08/01/2016

Organic groceries discount at Walmart Canada

Walmart Canada has quietly launched a new lineup of organic products under its Great Value store brand

26/06/2014

Tips on how to use Connature

Connature is a Contact and Trade online and global platform for the organic market.