Monday, May 16, 2005

Organic Industry Awards 2005

The Soil Association, the British group that promotes organic food and farming, has announced the 2005 Organic Industry Awards. The awards, run in association with Natural Products magazine, were announced at the 12th Natural & Organic Products Annual Industry Awards presentation dinner at London's Hammersmith Palais. Among the winners was Gordon Tweddle of Acorn Dairy, who was awarded the Triodos Bank sponsored Organic Business Person of the Year award. Yeo Valley Organic sponsored three retailer awards - Best Home Delivery Retailer, Best Large Store and Best Small Store. These were awarded, respectively, to: Craig Farm Organics (Powys); Eastwoods of Berkhamstead (Herts); and Planet Organic (Fulham). The award for Consumer Education went to TV presenter Dr Gillian McKeith in recognition of the impact of her series 'You Are What You Eat'.