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Increase in cancers and fertility problems may be caused by household chemicals and pharmaceuticals 19.05.12

Chemicals which disrupt the hormone system – also known as ’endocrine disrupting chemicals’ (EDCs) – may be a contributing factor behind the significant increases in cancers, diabetes and obesity, falling fertility, and an increased number of neurological development problems in both humans and animals, according to a review of recent scientific literature commissioned by the European Environment Agency (EEA).

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UK’s Natural and Organic Awards 2012 Winners Announced 04.04.12

BBC star Kate Humble hailed the “incredible passion” of the natural products industry as she announced the Natural & Organic Award winners on Sunday 1 April. Around 450 industry professionals saw her present the awards, jointly hosted by Natural Products magazine and the Soil Association. This year’s Natural Products Outstanding Achievement Award was won by Green & Black’s co-founder Craig Sams.

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Sustainable Cosmetics Summit Highlights Need for Positive Change 02.11.10

Practical sustainability initiatives for the beauty industry were extensively discussed at the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit which came to a successful close in Paris at the end of October. Held at the Paris Marriott Champs-Elysées hotel, the summit was organised by Organic Monitor and brought together 180 senior executives from 26 countries. Source:Organic Monitor

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UK Organic market drops 12.9% in 2009 14.04.10

Organic sales in the UK had a terrible year in 2009, after a decade of double digit annual increase, last year saw a 12.9% drop in total sales to ₤1.84 billion, from a high in 2008 of ₤2.113 billion. Particularity hard hit was the organic meat and prepared food sectors, while organic milk, baby foods and home cooking ingredients held up and cosmetics and health product demand increased. Early signs from 2010 indicate a slow resurgence with projections of between 2-5% according to the newly released Soil Association’s Organic Market Report 2010.

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Get Ethical this Christmas 03.12.08

With the crowds abandoning the High Street for the comfort of online shopping, there’s still the issue of visiting several different stores to get everything you need for Christmas gifts for friends, family and colleagues. There is a great – and green – solution now, with online ethical store Get Ethical www.getethical.com

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2008 the year that the natural and organic cosmetics finally get standards 07.03.08

According to leading organic research organization, Organic Monitor, 2008 should see the cosmetics industry finally see some standards being applied to labeling of cosmetics claiming to be organic or natural. Until now outside of the organic certification process by the likes of the Soil Association it has been up to the producer to decide.

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Raw Gaia Launches 100% Organic Skincare Gift Set for Valentine’s Day and beyond 12.02.08

Organic skin care company Raw Gaia announces the launch of a lovely new gift set, “I Love You” Box, from its distinctive range of living skin care products. The gift set is available now, in time for the Valentine’s shopping season.

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Beyond Organic offer 100 % biodynamic cosmetics for a special Valentine 05.02.08

Beyond Organic Skin Care is offering a suitably sensual gift for the significant other in your life with its Valentine’s Day Gift Pack. Hand made in Cornwall, using local ingredients and all certified biodynamic- it doesn’t get much better.

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Top 28 Ethical companies to chose from for Christmas Gifts 13.12.07

The Ethical Company Organisation publishers of The Good Shopping Guide and the site www.gooshing.co.uk have published their top accredited ethical gifts companies, organic food and clothes, to green energy and pet foods. You couldn’t want for a better place to start your seasonal shopping.

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Innocent Oils launch Innocent Angel Body Silk- 100% Vegan 13.12.07

Innocent Oils, famous for their hemp seed oil based natural moisturizers and bodycare products for sensitive skin have launched a new Body Silk- the ideal present for Mum or Dad and great for after ski skin revitalization.

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Raw Gaia launched the UK’s 1st organic raw soap 13.12.07

Organic skin care company Raw Gaia announces the launch of the UK’s first organic raw lavender and rose geranium soaps. It is gentle, truly delicious to use and one of the purest soaps available anywhere.

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4 Organic New Year’s resolutions 12.12.07

With the present wrapping recycled and the excess Christmas pudding composted, for the perfect eco-friendly end to your festive holiday why not see in the New Year with these top four revitalising and ethical ideas from the Soil Association

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Traidcraft launch 100% recycled tissues to get to the bottom of unfair trade 04.12.07

This week the pioneering fair trade organisation launches a new range of 100% recycled domestic tissue products displaying the eye-catching slogans: ‘I’m flushing away unfair trade’ on the loo roll, ‘I’m cleaning up trade injustice’ on the kitchen roll and ‘I’m blowing poverty away’ on the tissues.

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Ant’s top 10 natural cosmetics Christmas gifts for men 04.12.07

The season of giving is once again upon us, from stocking filler’s to luxury gift set’s, Male Organics has everything you need for a well groomed green festive period. Anthony Oram, co-founder of male-organics.com, gives his hand tips for organic and natural gifts for men and boys.

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Ethical market worth £32.3bn in 2006 30.11.07

The Co-op Bank’s ethical consumerism report for 2006 show the sector has grown from 29.3 billion in 2005 to £32.3bn in 2006. Household spending on ethical goods and services is now £664, up from just £366 in 2002 an 81% increase in five years.

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Raw Gaia launches the world’s 1st Raw Chocolate Face Pack 15.11.07

Organic skin care company Raw Gaia announces the launch of the world’s first raw chocolate face pack. This is a mouth watering product helps to promote a smooth and toned complexion. Raw Gaia is a vegan society certified producer that takes the principals of a raw food diet and works them into natural cosmetics.

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Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps 02.11.07

All-One Hemp Peppermint Pure-Castille soap from the legendary Dr. Bronner has to be on of the classic soaps of all time. Now available from male-organics.com.

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Green People’s ‘Shave Now’ organic gel gets 10 out of 10 24.10.07

It’s organic, it gives a great refreshing shave, smells wonderful- and it cuts out moisturising afterwards. Green People’s ‘Shave Now’ available from Male-organics.com wins a new fan writes Peter Shield.

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Raw Gaia- breaking the cosmetics marketing hype 24.10.07

Mainstream bodycare marketing, and even a lot of ‘ethical’ marketing, centres around images of “impossibly perfect looking” models and phrases such as ‘anti-aging’ and ‘getting rid of wrinkles’. Hector Bolanos, Joint Managing Director of Raw Gaia talks to Naturalchoices about why they have taken a different route.

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Max Green Alchemy Elemeni Anti-Aging Organic Face Oil -£19.45 from Eco-ago-go 17.10.07

Eco-a-go-go launch Max Green Alchemy’s Elemeni anti-aging face oil in the UK. Featuring the finest precious Bulgarian rose otto, the intensive healing treatments are ideally suited for UV damage, fine lines and wrinkles, rosacea and scarring.

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Innocent Oils- organic skincare for all skin types 04.10.07

Innocent Oil founder Helen James talks to naturalchoices about how sensitive skin lead to discovering the amazing properties of hemp oil and organic ingredients and the setting up of her organic, vegan skincare company.

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Eco-ago-go launches affordable natural cosmetics site 04.09.07

Eco-a-go-go.co.uk launch to make buying everyday natural and organic body care products easier for health conscious consumers. Gary Reed, co-founder talks to naturalchoices about sourcing their unique range.

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Male-Organics.com the natural site for men 03.08.07

Male-Organics.com, a site specifically targeting men who are looking for natural grooming products, has just hit the internet. Founder Anthony Oram talks to naturalchoices about why organic cosmetics are all the rage.

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Eco-Centres and Courses – by Terena Plowright 06.07.07

Throughout the UK the galaxy of courses and hands on training around living a more sustainable life is breath taking. Published by Green Books, this is a comprehensive guide of fun and interesting days out for both adults and children.

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Barefoot to Olympia 05.07.07

The Co-founder and Chairman of the European Yoga Network, Mat Witts is planning to embark on a 109-mile journey, barefoot to coincide with The Yoga Show at The National Hall, Olympia, London.

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Plastic Ain’t My Bag- campaign builds for Christmas 2007 12.06.07

We Are What We Do, the people who brought us “I’m not a Plastic Bag”, and "Change the World for a Fiver", launches its first high profile national campaign to unite shoppers and shops for a plastic bag free Christmas.

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Whole Foods Market- it’s here and it’s huge 07.06.07

During the war American GI’s arrived in London bearing chewing gum and, rather strangely, nylon stockings, unseen luxuries for Britain’s besieged population. Now they are back again but this time armed with 17 different types of organic coffee beans.

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The New Green Consumer Guide- Julia Hailes 05.06.07

How green should you be, how green can you be in modern Britain? In The New Green Consumer Guide published by Simon & Schuster Julia Hailes takes a practical lively look at how to reduce the environmental impact of your life, up to and including your death.

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Co-op rolls out sustainable paper products 22.05.07

The Co-op this week converted all its household paper range, including facial tissues, to material that has been completely sourced from FSC-certified responsibly-managed forests and recycling facilities.

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Marks and Spencers kicks off 2007 with a £200 million eco-plan 24.01.07

“Plan A” is a 100 point, 5 year programme to make the high street retailer carbon neutral, and set new standards in ethical retail, as well as end all waste to landfill sites, increase sustainable sourcing and help staff and customers to lead a healthier life.

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