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Consumers have shown an enormous appetite for organic food, although recession has dented demand in some parts of the world. We follow the main drivers and trends in this important industry segment.

‘If kids don’t like it, you won't get far’: Daioni boss on healthy dairy drink success

Welsh farmer turned entrepreneur Laurence Harris tells BeverageDaily.com about his nationwide distribution ambition for the UK’s first organic flavored milk brand Daioni.

EU Commission: The bees are OK, but the pesticide ban stays

Pan-European research shows that while higher bee colony mortalities do exist in some parts of the EU due to cold winter weather, bees are neither disappearing, nor is colony collapse...

Food Vision 2014: Bridge knowledge gaps, overcome change and work sustainably

What is the future of food? Simple communication of complex advances will be crucial, as well as picking up the pace amid a global population boom to feed the world...

‘Strange’: Soil Association gives verdict on Cancer Research UK organic food study

Pro-organic campaign group the Soil Association has criticised a study by Cancer Research UK and Oxford University that found eating organic foods did not lessen women’s chances of developing cancer....

FAO officials condemn unnecessary loss and waste of good food

Private and public sectors actions must take ‘coordinated and forceful’ actions to help to reduce supply chain waste and change consumer behaviours, say FAO officials.

Live updates from Food Vision in Cannes

The key quotes: #FoodVision in tweets

Global food and drink industry leaders at the Food Vision event in Cannes are aiming to tackle the big issues and key topics directly affecting the future of the industry...

Waste date beans- from eco coffee alternative to beyond

An Israeli company that has released a range of coffee alternatives made from roasted date kernel, says the waste material has potential as a sustainable food and drink ingredient stretching far...

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Philibert Savours CEO: Organic cuts my world in two

Philibert Savours CEO said a new organic variety in the firm’s Campasine bread mix line may offer value-added possibilities and be closer to his own ethos, but the firm must provide something...

ASA rejects ad compliant: Organic dairy, 'naturally' different?

The UK Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has rejected complaints that an organic milk promotion was misleading in its implication that high-protein dairy cow diets were not natural.

Commercial baby foods may provide greater variety than homemade

Infants who eat commercially prepared baby foods tend to consume a wider variety of vegetables and more fish than those who eat homemade baby foods, according to a new study.

Organic milk higher in heart-healthy omega-3: US study

Organic milk contains significantly higher concentrations of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids compared to milk from conventionally-managed dairy cows, US researchers have found.

Eco labels may make foods taste better

Foods may taste better when they carry eco-friendly labels – at least for consumers who are concerned about sustainability, according to a study published in PLoS ONE.

Tougher penalties for food fraud backed

A report calling for stronger policing of the food industry and tougher penalties for fraud has been backed by an EU committee.

Personal and social concerns motivate organic food buyers: Study

New research may help advertisers target the rapidly growing organic food market more effectively, researchers suggest.

Soil Association chief: “I want us to be known for what we are for, not what we are against”

Organic food advocates gathered at the Soil Association conference in London last week with a programme that extended well beyond organics in an effort to “start where people are” on...

The 2013 Soil Association conference...as it happened

FoodNavigator was at the Soil Association's annual conference in London this week, hearing about good food - both organic and otherwise - its production, distribution and consumption. In tweets, here...

Love for organic, or hate of conventional: What drives consumer choice?

As consumer demand for local and organic products grow, new research asks whether it a love for these characteristics or a hate for 'conventional' food is driving purchases.

First signs of organic sector recovery?

The UK organic sector is showing the first signs of recovery with 0.6% sales growth after a tough slog through the recession, according to new data from Nielsen and the Soil...

Infant food flop: Study finds nutritional faults in popular brands

The majority of infant weaning foods available in the UK do not provide the nutrient density and diversity of taste and texture needed in this formative stage and may encourage...

UK organic market lags behind rest of Europe

Organic sales in Europe have grown by 25% over the past five years – but have slipped 1.5% in the UK, according to the Soil Association.

Young Germans increase organic food purchases

Younger consumers increasingly are driving organic food sales in Germany, according to new figures from the German ministry of food, agriculture and consumer protection (BMELV).

Many organic farmers may be failing to label products: Study

New research from Greece suggests that many farmers are following organic farming rules and guidelines, but fail to provide the market with organically labelled goods.

EHL introduces organic smoked Spanish paprika to UK range

EHL Ingredients has added organic smoked Spanish paprika to its product range in the UK, on the back of increased interest in Spanish-style tapas dishes.

Maple Leaf Foods CEO: ‘A global food strategy must meet the needs of the many, not just the affluent few’

Blanket opposition to genetically modified crops is “a morally unacceptable position to take on the basis of unsubstantiated suspicions and fears”, according to the boss of Toronto-based firm Maple Leaf...

“The price of apparently cheap food is costing nothing less than the Earth.”

We are not amused: Prince launches scathing attack on food industry

The Prince of Wales has called on Europe to ‘recalibrate and re-gear’ its food systems towards a local model of food production and distribution - while issuing a wide-ranging attack...

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