French Decree to Ban Plant-Based Use of Meat-Like Terminology SUSPENDED

The French Conseil d’Etat, France’s highest court, has just now expressed serious doubt about the legality of the proposed ban of meat-like terminology for plant-based producers in France, and deems it unjustified in terms of providing consumer information. The decree, intended to come into effect in October 2022, has now been suspended. Read the full article here.


SCS launches new Introduction to Cosmetic Science course

The UK’s Society of Cosmetic Scientists has launched a new training course that does not require a scientific background. The SCS Introduction to Cosmetic Science (ICS) is an interactive, app-based course that is available via mobile, tablet or computer and is designed for flexible learning. Find out more here.


FRAME BLOG: Societal investment in the full replacement of animals in research: the role of regret and hope

Written by Dr Renelle McGlacken, an interdisciplinary social scientist interested in the ethical dimensions of human-animal relations and science-society relations around controversial areas of science, this blog examines how people understand animal research. Read now.


Campaign For Target Zero Animal Experiments In UK Gets Star Support

Cruelty Free International’s Target Zero campaign is demanding an ambitious government-led strategy to end experiments on animals, and a government minister solely dedicated to leading a fast transition to animal-free science. Naturalist Chris Packham and model Pixie Geldof have joined the launch of CFI’s Target Zero Hero campaign to end animal experiments in the UK. Read the full article here.


Beauty Influencers Help Makeup, Skincare & Haircare Markets Expand in 2022

New data from Mintel expert shows that more consumers are following social media for trends. As consumers increase their social media engagement and increase their likelihood of shopping online, social commerce is set to naturally benefit, according to market research firm Mintel. In fact, 40% of consumers believe influencers help them improve grooming/beauty skills. Read more here.

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