Project assessing public attitudes to soya find lack of awareness over quality

A university student is examining how aware Brits are of quality when it comes to soya.

Sophie Seddon, a 22-year-old student of Food, Nutrition and Well-Being at Harper Adams, is exploring whether the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS) standard is valuable for both industry and consumers; it was formally established in 2006 to assure consumers that products containing soya are produced sustainably and without the use of GM.

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Divine merger announced

Fairtrade brand Divine Chocolate has merged its UK and US operations.

The farmer-owned chocolate company has combined the two businesses and with it, Kuapa Kokoo, the farmers’ co-operative in Ghana that voted to set up a chocolate company back in 1997, will own 44 per cent of the merged company.

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Independent retailers at heart of new event

A brand new trade event has been created for independent health stores, taking place on 25th October.

Target Publishing, the publisher of Organic & Natural Business, is working in collaboration with the National Association of Health Stores (NAHS) on a brand new trade event in Manchester.

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New Government urged to fulfil food pledges

A leading certification body is calling on the newly elected Conservative Government to ensure it carries out its promises to the food and farming sectors.

Following the result of the General Election, Organic Farmers & Growers Chief Executive, Roger Kerr (pictured), has urged David Cameron’s Government to fulfil pledges it made.

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Organic brand supports animal welfare cause

The Organic Protein Company has donated more than £1,000 to an animal welfare charity.

The Brighton-based business has raised more than £1,100 for Compassion in World Farming as part of its commitment to donate 25p for every pack sold of its organic whey protein.

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