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Canada’s organic market boom says COTA report

Canada’s organic market boom says COTA report
Wed, 24/01/18 - 08:20
By Clara Paz


A new report has found that more Canadian shoppers purchased organic items weekly (66 per cent) in 2017, up 10 percent from 2016, with Millennials (83 percent), University Graduates (78 percent), Albertans (74 percent), Families (72 percent) and Men (67 percent) the top w
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Highlights at the EU Sustainable Cosmetics Summit

Highlights at the EU Sustainable Cosmetics Summit
Mon, 22/01/18 - 09:00
By O.W.N News Network


About 140 senior executives from the beauty industry convened in Paris for the European edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, hosted at the Paris Marriott Champs-Elysées on 6-8 November, where discussions centered on green formulations, sustainable sourcing,
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Unilever boosts 'natural' beauty with Schmidt's Naturals

Unilever boosts 'natural' beauty with Schmidt's Naturals
Fri, 19/01/18 - 09:00
By O.W.N News Network


Global food and personal care giant Unilever has its sights on the growing natural skin care and beauty market with the launch of its newest personal care brands ApotheCARE and Love Beauty and Planet in the US from late 2017/January, then announced in December it will buy
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Summit's insights into Asia sustainable foods

Summit's insights into Asia sustainable foods
Thu, 18/01/18 - 11:00
By O.W.N News Network


Specialist research, training and consultancy group Ecovia Intelligence reported a successful conclusion to the first-ever Asia-Pacific edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit held in Singapore late November. About 100 senior executives from the regional food industry att
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Organic farming can feed the world

Organic farming can feed the world
Fri, 26/01/18 - 09:04
By O.W.N News Network


With food sustainability, a major issue and cause for concern globally, a new study published in the Nature Communications journal last November, 'Strategies for feeding the world more sustainably with organic agriculture' is one proposal for improving the sustainability
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Plant and fruit-based waters a major force

Plant and fruit-based waters a major force
Fri, 26/01/18 - 09:00
By O.W.N News Network


Hans Buysrogge of Soria Naturals, with some of its large range of vegetable, fruit and superfood drinks Plant and fruit-based waters and beverages were a growing trend globally during 2017 with many new products and flavours challenging the dominance of coconut waters. Th
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Dieticians pick fermented foods top for 2018

Dieticians pick fermented foods top for 2018
Fri, 26/01/18 - 08:57
By O.W.N News Network


Fermented foods have been voted as the number one superfood for 2018 in a national survey of more than 2,000 US dietitians that revealed a movement towards clean, natural, simple and plant-based diet predictions for superfoods in 2018. In its sixth year, with a record-br
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Chia de France supports research

Chia de France supports research
Fri, 26/01/18 - 08:00
By Adriana Michael


Chia de France is supporting the development of a chia culture to ensure availability of a new plant source of Omega 3. The chia agricultural sector is new to France and Europe. Chia de France is an initiative to support and finance research projects, to address the healt
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Less plastic one gum at a time

Less plastic one gum at a time
Fri, 26/01/18 - 08:00
By Adriana Michael


Plastics are extremely durable materials that come in all shapes, textures and colours, and provide convenience for our daily life. But plastic now also pollutes every corner of the earth. It makes up over ten percent of our waste. Despite good intentions and efforts, le
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Sekem’s 40 years of sustainable enterprise and achievement

Sekem’s 40 years of sustainable enterprise and achievement
Fri, 26/01/18 - 07:55
By Warren Beaumont


Pioneering Egyptian sustainable and social enterprise SEKEM celebrated 40 years in 2017. From small beginnings, SEKEM has grown to a significant project providing individual development and work for thousands of farmers, co-workers, and other people. Warren Beaumont spoke
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Consciousness leads to sustainability

Consciousness leads to sustainability
Fri, 26/01/18 - 07:50
By Malea Birke


Konstanze Abouleish, Managing Director of Naturtex, an enterprise for Egyptian organically grown cotton and part of the SEKEM Group spoke with OWN correspondent Malea Birke. OWN: What is the situation of organic farming in Egypt? KA: When we started, it was difficult. N
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More demand and organic diversity lift BIOFACH 2018

More demand and organic diversity lift BIOFACH 2018
Thu, 25/01/18 - 11:35
By O.W.N News Network


Strong retail sales in organic products and increased organic farmland are driving organic market growth, setting the scene for the 2018 edition of the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food, BIOFACH 2018, where organic product diversity, new trends in food and
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VIVANESS attracts innovation in organic beauty

VIVANESS attracts innovation in organic beauty
Thu, 25/01/18 - 11:30
By O.W.N News Network


VIVANESS, the international trade show with the most number of committed firms to natural and organic certified ingredients and formulations in the beauty and personal care segment returns to Nuremberg February 14-17. The sister event of BIOFACH will host 250 cosmetics fi
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Terra Wash MG +: Clean laundry and no empty plastic bottles

Terra Wash MG +: Clean laundry and no empty plastic bottles
Thu, 25/01/18 - 11:00
By Gloria Neumann


Takuto Kobayashi, Executive Director of MK Enterprise Inc., introducing Terra Wash MG+There are several brands of excellent laundry detergents in the market that are effective and environmentally friendly. Nevertheless, most of them come in a liquid or powder presented in
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Five global packaging trends for 2018

Five global packaging trends for 2018
Thu, 25/01/18 - 09:05
By O.W.N News Network


Leading market intelligence agency Mintel announced in December the five trends set to impact the global packaging industry over the coming year, where Mintel's experts define the challenges and opportunities that will affect manufacturers, brands, and retailers in packag
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nOx®: A sustainable Packaging Revolution

nOx®: A sustainable Packaging Revolution
Thu, 25/01/18 - 09:00
By Adriana Michael


As the world continues to progress sustainable solutions for tomorrow, a revolutionary product is right around the corner yet again! Panam France-nOx, a subsidiary of the Poujaud Group, is introducing the big bag nOx®. This is an innovative, patented and cost-effectiv
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Credobags: A smart solution

Credobags: A smart solution
Thu, 25/01/18 - 08:56
By Adriana Michael


Credobags, a Canadian firm based in Montreal, is celebrating its 10th-anniversary selling reusable bags made with natural fibers. “The company concentrates on the food trade – grocery stores – eco stores – about 70% brick and mortar 30% e-commerce,
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Antioxidant-rich food could reduce type 2 diabetes risk

Antioxidant-rich food could reduce type 2 diabetes risk
Thu, 25/01/18 - 08:55
By O.W.N News Network


A new study published online in the European journal Diabetologia in November 2017 by French researchers has found that a diet containing higher levels of antioxidant-rich foods was associated with a reduction of risk of type-2 diabetes in middle-aged women. The research
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NOW Foods 50 years a health food icon

NOW Foods 50 years a health food icon
Wed, 24/01/18 - 09:15
By Warren Beaumont


One of the first manufacturers of natural health supplements in the US is NOW Foods, a family-owned firm founded in 1968 and based in DuPage County west of Chicago. This company has grown to produce a vast range of high quality organic and health foods, dietary supplement
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Five questions for Pukka

Five questions for Pukka
Wed, 24/01/18 - 09:10
By Warren Beaumont


UK-based Pukka Herbs was founded in 2001 by Tim Westwell and Sebastian Pole. The tea brand has become a consumer favourite due to its taste and flavour and its commitment to high quality ingredients. Warren Beaumont asked the founders five questions. OWN: Pukka Herbs tod
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Certified B Corps improving social & environmental performance

Certified B Corps improving social & environmental performance
Wed, 24/01/18 - 09:00
By Warren Beaumont


In this edition of Organic & Wellness News we look at another third-party global ethical certification system, the Certified B Corporations label, where individual B Corps companies aspire to and meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performa
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Large corporations tighten their hold on global food system

Large corporations tighten their hold on global food system
Wed, 24/01/18 - 08:00
By O.W.N News Network


New research published on October 31 shows the dramatic impacts of the global food system being rapidly monopolised by ever-fewer, ever-larger corporations at every stage of the food chain, according to Friends of the Earth Europe. This alarming trend poses risks to consu
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Raising the snack bar

Raising the snack bar
Tue, 12/12/17 - 16:05
By O.W.N News Network


The Cornucopia Institute just released Raising the Bar, Choosing Healthy Snack Bars versus Gimmicky Junk Food a report exposing misleading marketing practices by large food industry firms that market candy-like snack and energy bars as wholesome and nutritious. The repor
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Pesticide residues found in 77 percent of all foods in the US

Pesticide residues found in 77 percent of all foods in the US
Thu, 07/12/17 - 09:00


With fears rising globally about the threat from mega-mergers between so-called 'crop science' giants, and more studies showing connections between agricultural chemicals and cancer, a timely release is the second book from Andre Leu, called Poisoning Our Children: The Pa
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Major cocoa suppliers pledge action on deforestation

Major cocoa suppliers pledge action on deforestation
Wed, 06/12/17 - 09:10
By O.W.N News Network


Multinational chocolate companies and traders attended the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) in November 2017 where the World Cocoa Foundation said top cocoa-producing countries Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, and leading chocolate and cocoa companies, announced f
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Under pressure for brand sale, Hain acquires UK sweeteners

Under pressure for brand sale, Hain acquires UK sweeteners
Tue, 05/12/17 - 18:00


Major US natural and organic products company Hain Celestial Inc's acquisition of British maple syrup and natural sweeteners maker Clarks UK in early December may not stop rumours that Hain Celestial is a takeover target for Swiss food and beverage giant Nestle. Hain Cele
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Casino signs Ocado e-commerce deal while Amazon Fresh stops deliveries

Casino signs Ocado e-commerce deal while Amazon Fresh stops deliveries
Tue, 05/12/17 - 17:10
By O.W.N News Network


French grocery supermarket/hypermarket retailer Groupe Casino has signed a deal to use British online retailer Ocado’s e-commerce platform by developing the Ocado Smart Platform (OSP) in France. Also, Amazon signaled it would end AmazonFresh grocery delivery service
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Nestle buys Canadian Atrium for $2.3 billion

Nestle buys Canadian Atrium for $2.3 billion
Tue, 05/12/17 - 17:00
By O.W.N News Network


Faced with its weakest nine-month sales in many years, Nestle SA has made its biggest investment in health and nutrition since 2006 after making a deal to buy Canadian dietary supplements and vitamin maker Atrium Innovations for $2.3 billion in a bid for growth beyond sta
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Organic diversity, plant breeding, more expo halls for BIOFACH 2018

Organic diversity, plant breeding, more expo halls for BIOFACH 2018
Tue, 05/12/17 - 11:00
By O.W.N News Network


An introduction to organic plant and animal breeding, organic product diversity, new food and cosmetic trends, and insight into “the next generation of the organic industry” are some of the highlights at the 2018 edition of the World’s Leading Trade Fair
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Canada and the US look to organic equivalency with Mexico

Canada and the US look to organic equivalency with Mexico
Mon, 04/12/17 - 10:00
By O.W.N News Network


Marco Coppola and Brad Michnik of Saskatchewan Trade & Export Partnership at Biofach 2017, STEP did a trade mission to Mexico in 2017Both the United States and Canada are now working towards organic equivalency with Mexico, with the United States and Mexico forming a
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New World Board at IFOAM – Organics International

New World Board at IFOAM – Organics International
Thu, 30/11/17 - 10:00
By O.W.N News Network


IFOAM – Organics International announced that a new World Board for 2017-2020 was elected at the General Assembly in India. Peggy Miars (USA) will lead the organisation as IFOAM's new president, supported by Jennifer Chang (South Korea) and Frank Eyhorn (Switzerland
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Expo West 2018 expanding and hosting Climate Change Day

Expo West 2018 expanding and hosting Climate Change Day
Wed, 29/11/17 - 09:20
By Clara Paz


The 38th annual Natural Products Expo West & Engredea, the world's most significant b2b event in the organic and natural products sector is practically sold out even though it has expanded its exhibition area for 2018. The fast-paced event organized by New Hope Netwo
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Mexico: attractive market for organic trade

Mexico: attractive market for organic trade
Mon, 04/12/17 - 09:00
By Adriana Michael


The 5th edition of the annual Mexican Healthy Products Summit is returning to Puerto Vallarta. This popular and successful trade event will be hosted at the Sheraton Buganvilias Resort & Convention Center on January 26-28, 2018. The Summit offers a cost-effective way
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Ecovia ready for 8th North America Foods Summit

Ecovia ready for 8th North America Foods Summit
Fri, 01/12/17 - 09:00
By Adriana Michael


The 8th North American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit returns to San Francisco on 30-31st January. Organized by UK based Ecovia Intelligence (formerly known as Organic Monitor) the agenda during the two-day event is structured in four sessions with speakers cover
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“Community” now central to PCC Natural Markets

“Community” now central to PCC Natural Markets
Thu, 16/11/17 - 09:00
By Warren Beaumont


PCC Natural Markets, now has a new name – PCC Community Markets – reflecting its community-focused mission and new services celebrating local producers, organic foods and healthy eating. The name change was announced in September, by community-owned PCC Natura
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Measuring Sustainability

Measuring Sustainability
Wed, 15/11/17 - 08:00
By Adriana Michael


SFTA members such as Nutiva, Wholesum Harvest, and Viva Tierra are making significant progress in sustainable packaging using a high percentage of recycled and recyclable materials. Some are making improvements that allow them to ship more efficiently. The Sustainable Foo
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A step closer to zero waste

A step closer to zero waste
Wed, 15/11/17 - 07:30
By Warren Beaumont


Numi launched completely compostable tea bag wraps Going 'Beyond Organic' and providing truly sustainable, recyclable, biodegradable and compostable packaging with low environmental impact is becoming an important achievement for companies selling certified organic food
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IFOAM announced winners of the 2017 OFIA awards

IFOAM announced winners of the 2017 OFIA awards
Fri, 10/11/17 - 13:30
By O.W.N News Network


The winners of the 2017 Organic Farming Innovation Awards (OFIA) were announced on 10 November 2017 at an awards ceremony during the Organic World Congress in New Delhi, India announced IFOAM Organics International in a release. Winner of the OFIA Grand Prize Mr. Mike H
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Bitters in Bloom, herbs growing in health market

Bitters in Bloom, herbs growing in health market
Fri, 10/11/17 - 08:00
By Warren Beaumont


Dandelion herbal teas and coffee substitutes are one of the bitter herbs in demand in the specialist channel.A recent SPINS research Trend Watch looked at some emerging but lesser-known botanical herbs and highlighted Dandelion, Wormwood, Ginger, Reishi and Turmeric and o
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Natural Products Scandinavia returns to Malmo

Natural Products Scandinavia returns to Malmo
Mon, 06/11/17 - 20:15
By O.W.N News Network


The 6th edition of Natural Products Scandinavia and the Nordic Food Fair are returning to MalmöMässan in the fairtrade city of Malmo, Sweden 15-16 of November. Over 400 exhibitors will greet around 5500 trade visitors and present their latest natural and organic
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'Dirty' Cocoa' fells West Africa's rainforest

'Dirty' Cocoa' fells West Africa's rainforest
Thu, 02/11/17
By O.W.N News Network


More than 90 percent of the protected land in Ivory Coast has been lost to coca farming. Caption Mighty EarthBig supermarkets have chocolate aisles full of dark and milk chocolate blocks, often at unbelievable discount prices while growers earn a pittance. Now the convent
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France cuts subsidy for organic farmers

France cuts subsidy for organic farmers
Wed, 01/11/17 - 20:44
By Warren Beaumont


French president Emmanuel Macron's ambitions to shake up the food sector and ensure producers are price setters rather than price takers, addressing the imbalance of power in the food sector that would return more money to farmers, are at odds with French government plans
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Amazon flags new grocery format with Whole Foods integration

Amazon flags new grocery format with Whole Foods integration
Wed, 01/11/17 - 20:11
By O.W.N News Network


According to US business news sources such as Quartz and Reuters, Amazon is working on developing new grocery store formats as part of its integration with natural and organic chain Whole Foods Market. The new concept will be where online meets offline for Amazon and its
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Scotland targets organic in schools and catering following Denmark’s success

Scotland targets organic in schools and catering following Denmark’s success
Wed, 01/11/17 - 20:03
By O.W.N News Network


An ambitious program from the Soil Association in the UK to have more organic meals served in public sector kitchens received a boost in October, following calls by the Soil Association Scotland for healthier food to be provided on the menu and as a way of life in schools
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Major leadership changes for IFOAM – Organics International

Major leadership changes for IFOAM – Organics International
Wed, 01/11/17 - 20:00
By Warren Beaumont


The senior leadership of IFOAM – Organics International is about to change in the next half-year from November when The General Assembly of IFOAM – Organics International will elect a new world board and a new president on 12-13 November 2017, in New Delhi, fo
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Unilever launches organic tea, acquires Brazil's Mae Terra

Unilever launches organic tea, acquires Brazil's Mae Terra
Wed, 01/11/17
By Warren Beaumont


Lipton works with Rainforest Alliance to ensure tea is sourced sustainablyFollowing its acquisition of the world's fastest-growing organic tea brand in UK organic herbal tea company Pukka Herbs Ltd in September, the US division of UK-Dutch food conglomerate Unilever said
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Kellogg, Nestle snap up US snack bar, vegan foods

Kellogg, Nestle snap up US snack bar, vegan foods
Wed, 01/11/17
By Warren Beaumont


RXBAR protein bars.Big food makers are betting on healthier and environmentally-conscious foods and tapping into new brands to make up for falling sales of sugary, processed products. Kellogg is buying protein-bar Maker RXBAR for $600 Million, while Nestle is expanding it
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 The world’s largest international food fair confirms sustainable megatrends

The world’s largest international food fair confirms sustainable megatrends
Fri, 20/10/17 - 10:05
By Adriana Michael


Anuga, the world’s most significant food event which takes place in Cologne every two years, closed its 34th edition this month, with 7,405 exhibitors from 107 countries showcasing their latest products to 165,000 trade visitors from 198 countries. According to the
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Loblaw cuts 500 jobs as big grocers go digital

Loblaw cuts 500 jobs as big grocers go digital
Wed, 18/10/17 - 10:00
By Warren Beaumont


Loblaw's MarketCanada's largest grocery chain Loblaw Companies Ltd is cutting about 500 jobs across the company, and plans to reinvest the savings into digital and e-commerce services, the company said on October 16 as Loblaw, competitor Metro and US chain Ahold step up t
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Swedish agency maps hazardous chemicals

Swedish agency maps hazardous chemicals
Tue, 03/10/17 - 10:30
By Warren Beaumont


The Swedish Chemicals Agency will map hazardous substances in rubber, silicone, paper and board; targeting chemicals of concern not yet regulated in the EU. In an article published on September 19, 2017, regulatory news provider Chemical Watch reported that the Swedish C
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