Busy time at the Natural and Organic Products Show

We’ve got winners for our awards! Township Trades has won the 2009 Natural Product Award (read more here). And Sarah Venter of Eco Products won the Best in Show award. We’ll have more from Sarah soon.

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New Video on YouTube

Put together by Oxfam:

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Award winners are an inspiration

Every year the PhytoTrade Africa awards remind us just how much incredible work is being done by southern African people to develop natural products ethically and sustainably. This year was no exception. We are delighted that the judges picked WildFoods of Botswana, and its director Frank Taylor,

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Baobab buzz…

Work is progressing to get baobab fruit pulp powder and extract certified as “generally recognised as safe” (GRAS) by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA). A dossier will submitted soon and the GRAS certification – expected in around six months – will be central to us

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Marula Oil at the Body Shop

We’re very pleased to note that PhytoTrade Africa members amazing Nambian marula oil is about to be launched in the latest Body Shop Make-up collection.

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Baobab hits the news

Well, Baobab has been hitting the headlines! See below for some articles this week on Baobab: New exotic fruit to hit UK shops BBC News – UK The company which has been lobbying for the EU approval, PhytoTrade Africa, hopes the demand for the fruit will mean

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Baobab tastes just like…

The sharp zing of lime, or an exotic grapefruit-like flavour… If you’ve tried baobab, what do you think it tastes like? Some say it’s like a deliciously tart orange, others call it passion fruit-esque, others say it reminds them of the sherbert they used to eat when

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Mangosteens are soooo yesterday…

News is spreading far and wide about the entry of Africa’s favourite “superfruit” on to the European market. A great functional ingredient, packed with all kinds of stuff that’s good for you, AND that benefits rural African producers: sounds like a winner to me. Plus a fruit

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West African “miracle fruit” Natural Product is all the rage at New York parties

(this is a video link to nytimes.com)

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Butter that brought fat profits…

An interesting article on Shea butter in the UK’s Independent newspaper

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