Organics

Participants tended to prefer coffee labelled 'eco-friendly' - even though it was identical to the 'non-eco-friendly' coffee

Eco labels may make foods taste better

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

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.

 Fish was called out to one of the products most at risk of fraud

Tougher penalties for food fraud backed

By Joseph James Whitworth

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

UK organic sector stabilises with modest 0.6% growth after successive years of waning sales, shows Nielsen data

First signs of organic sector recovery?

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

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 Association.

Study claims that home-cooked infant weaning foods are better than commercial ones

Infant food flop: Study finds nutritional faults in popular brands

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

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 bad sweet tooth habits in the future, research has claimed.

Young Germans increase organic food purchases

Young Germans increase organic food purchases

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

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).

The Prince of Wales told the German conference on regional food security that cheap food production is really

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

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

By Nathan Gray

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 on current practices within the food industry.

Euromonitor highlights organic dairy opportunities in Turkey

Euromonitor highlights organic dairy opportunities in Turkey

Turkish consumers’ interest in health and wellness is still in its infancy but growing rapidly, and means big opportunities for manufacturers of organic dairy products – particularly those targeted to children, according to Euromonitor.

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