Natural and organic living

The market for natural and organic products has never been more promising. The Soil Association reports sales of organic products in the UK rose last year by 4.9 per cent to £1.95 billion as the market for non-organic food dropped by 0.9 per cent. This report covers all things natural and organic, and outlines growing concern over chemical ingredients, the forecast effect of Brexit on organic prices, as well as the branding attracting consumers and making organic increasingly mainstream

Natural and organic living

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Natural and organic living
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Our growing taste for organic life

Sales of natural and organic goods, popular among younger people in the UK, are poised to take off


Say 'no' to chemicals and lead a healthy life

Paying attention to what you eat and put on your skin can improve your health, amid alarm over chemicals used in non-organic food production and beauty products


Concern over chemical ingredients is growing

Despite assurances from government agencies, public concern continues to rise over chemical ingredients in our food, cosmetics, clothing, cleaning products and homewares


Natural and organic beauty at an affordable price

Avalon Organics aims to ensure all its natural beauty products are not just safe for people, but also safe for the Earth


Brexit could force up organic prices

Demand for organic produce is on the up – a happy situation that could be depressed by farmers’ reluctance to ditch chemicals should the level of European Union subsidies dip after Brexit


Growth in organic is just beginning

Sales of organic food are growing, but remain a small part of the market, despite research showing marked health and environmental benefits writes Jim Manson, editor of Natural Products News


How to tell the world organic tastes good

Many natural and organic products have undergone a facelift, bringing them up to date for a place in mainstream retail


Confused by what “natural” and “organic” actually mean?

The wellness phenomenon and millennials’ health-consciousness is only encouraging manufacturers to jump on a lucrative bandwagon


Cultivating nature - not chemicals

Organic, free-range and biodynamic methods differ greatly from conventional farming practices, but consumers can struggle to know what they are getting


Other farmers look over the hedge

Organic farmers are in the forefront of agricultural innovation – now their non-organic neighbours are looking to learn from their expertise and experience writes Dr Tom MacMillan, innovation director at the Soil Association

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