Natural Personal Care Brands Join Coronavirus Fight

Many natural personal care brands in the US are joining the fight against the coronavirus. Many are shifting production to hand sanitizers, some are donating products to health agencies, whilst others are donating to relief efforts. EO products, specializing in natural essential oils and personal care products, is boosting production of hand sanitizers. This is […]

Symrise Partnership Aims to Build Sustainable Food System

Symrise has partnered with KitchenTown Berlin, a food tech innovation network that aims to build a more sustainable food system. KitchenTown will create an active global community of food entrepreneurs and innovators. It will provide the infrastructure and network in Europe, the Middle-East and Africa (EMEA), whilst Symrise will provide guidance and to jointly deploy […]

Australia: Rye Innovation Replacing Plastic Straws

Australian farmers have come up with an innovative solution to plastic straws: rye straws. Travelling across Australia, French entrepreneurs Marion and Alexis were shocked to see how much plastic waste there was at the country’s most iconic destinations. Inspired by the ant-plastic movement, Marion and Alexis discovered that plant-based products were becoming increasingly popular with […]

US Plant-Based Food Sales Reach $5 billion

US retail sales of plant-based foods grew by 11.4% to $5 billion in 2019, according to new research by the Plant Based Foods Association and the Good Food Institute. Plant-based milk is the leading sector, comprising 40% of sales. Annual sales increased by 5% to $2 billion. Almond milk is the main product. Oat milk […]

Peru Becomes Leading Organic Banana Exporter

Peru has become the world’s leading exporter of organic bananas, according to the country’s Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (Minagri). The ministry plans to maintain pole position until 2023.  Oscar Raymundo, the general manager of the Association of Organic Producers of Querecotillo (APOQ), Piura, provides information on the profitability of organic bananas. According to Raymundo, […]