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Long wait to close EU organic regulations, Brexit no impact on UK?

Long wait to close EU organic regulations, Brexit no impact on UK?
Mon, 01/08/16 - 09:10
By O.W.N News Network


IFOAM Organics International and IFOAM EU are committed to the next phase of organic developmentNot only is the status of the UK’s organic regulations a hot topic of industry discussion, but on Friday 1 July the Slovak Republic took over the Presidency of the Counci
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Plant, organic ‘fast food’ revolution fuels Hong Kong diners

Plant, organic ‘fast food’ revolution fuels Hong Kong diners
Thu, 14/07/16 - 08:26
By O.W.N News Network


Increasingly, Hong Kong’s consumers are eschewing animal products in favour of plant-based menu options, which a growing number of vegetarian/vegan and organic-food businesses are only too happy to provide, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council said. On the bus
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Resilient Hong Kong reclaims top competitiveness ranking

Resilient Hong Kong reclaims top competitiveness ranking
Thu, 14/07/16 - 08:23
By O.W.N News Network


Not only is Hong Kong a key gateway to mainland China for the food, beverage, cosmetic and a whole range of consumer goods industries, the city has been crowned the world’s most competitive economy, unseating the three-year incumbent United States, according to th
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NOPA Hong Kong show gateway to booming organic & natural market

NOPA Hong Kong show gateway to booming organic & natural market
Thu, 14/07/16 - 08:17
By O.W.N News Network


NOPA 2015 visitor activity. Show visitors are expected to grow strongly this year. Pre-registration is now open for Natural & Organic Products Asia (NOPA), the largest natural and organic products trade show in Asia, which is ready to bring over 1,000 premium natural
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Beyorg: Selling organic beauty in Hong Kong

Beyorg: Selling organic beauty in Hong Kong
Thu, 14/07/16 - 08:04
By Annemarie Kruse


In Asia organic beauty is a luxury sector – and nowhere more so than in Hong Kong, one of Asia’s most popular retail destinations. And although retail sales in Hong Kong have slumped in recent months, a development, which can be traced back to the slowing ec
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Crossing Borders: Selling cosmetics via China’s growing online sector

Crossing Borders: Selling cosmetics via China’s growing online sector
Thu, 14/07/16 - 07:57
By O.W.N News Network


The Asian countries, and in particular Mainland China, are amongst the most lucrative markets for European consumer goods. Not only does China has a rapidly growing middle class with a correspondingly high income, but Western food and beauty products have gained an excell
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Bolivian firm leading the pack in Colombia

Bolivian firm leading the pack in Colombia
Wed, 22/06/16 - 07:15
By Adriana Michael


In Colombia, the business model Andean Valley has incorporated to position its brand has proven successful. Sebastian Zamora and Vanessa Parra met Javier Fernandez, while the three of them were in University. When Sebastian and Vanessa moved to Bogota in 2011, they brou
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Summer Fancy Food Show sold out

Summer Fancy Food Show sold out
Fri, 17/06/16 - 07:00
By O.W.N News Network


The Summer Fancy Food Show returns to the Javits Center in New York on June 26-28, 2016. It is shaping up to be the largest in its 62-year history, with more of the latest specialty foods and beverages to discover than ever before. The sold-out event will feature more
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Andean Valley is committed to “walk the talk”

Andean Valley is committed to “walk the talk”
Fri, 17/06/16 - 06:58
By Adriana Michael


In 1996 leading Bolivian supplier of organic Royal Quinoa foods Andean Valley Corp., embarked on the mission to provide quality of life to everyone involved in the production of its nutritious line, from field to table. Two decades later, the company has created a name
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Mamma Chia helps drive chia seed renaissance

Mamma Chia helps drive chia seed renaissance
Fri, 17/06/16 - 06:57
By Warren Beaumont


Mamma Chia, started by entrepreneur Janie Hoffman in 2009, has become a strong US based chia brand that besides an amazing and delicious line of energy drinks and bars has a strong commitment to sustainability and social justice programs. Here is some information Ms. Ho
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Beyond organic: More than just green containers

Beyond organic: More than just green containers
Thu, 16/06/16 - 07:26
By Adriana Michael, Warren Beaumont


More Than ‘Just’ Green was Mintel’s clear message across the six key global packaging trends for 2016 announced at the end of last year: “Eco-responsible packaging that empowers social consciousness; clean-label messaging that enhances brand tra
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Biodegradable plastic bags exposed as marine pollutants

Biodegradable plastic bags exposed as marine pollutants
Thu, 16/06/16 - 07:24
By O.W.N News Network


An Australian Senate report in April on the Toxic tide: the threat of marine plastic pollution, found that so-called degradable and biodegradable and plastic shopping bags contain additives that make them disintegrate more quickly than traditional plastics and turn into
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Chemicals of concern found in paper and board food packaging

Chemicals of concern found in paper and board food packaging
Thu, 16/06/16 - 07:20
By O.W.N News Network


The Danish Consumer Council finds fluorocarbons and mineral oils in paper and board packaging in direct contact with food, the Zurich-based Food Packaging Forum reported in March. In an article published on March 18, 2016 the Danish Consumer Council THINK Chemicals inf
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ULS study says consumers are driving sustainability

ULS study says consumers are driving sustainability
Thu, 16/06/16 - 07:15
By O.W.N News Network


Over the past 20 years, packaging has evolved to more effectively deliver on sustainability requirements, according to the Boulder, Colorado-based ULS (Use Less Stuff) Report, a comprehensive study on packaging efficiency. Besides providing contemporary results, the res
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Bolivian Chia Consortium targets leadership in sustainable seed

Bolivian Chia Consortium targets leadership in sustainable seed
Thu, 16/06/16 - 07:00
By Adriana Michael, Warren Beaumont


Chia seed, one of the most important ‘superfood’ crops now grown in Bolivia, was a major topic at BIOFACH 2016 in Nuremberg this year. The Netherlands’ Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI) presented a Bolivian chia market
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NOPE celebrates its 20th anniversary

NOPE celebrates its 20th anniversary
Wed, 15/06/16 - 07:30
By Annemarie Kruse


From 17th-18th April 2016, Natural & Organic Products Europe trade show celebrated its 20th anniversary in London’s ExCel’s Docklands trade show centre. It has been the largest edition since its inception. According to organizers Diverse Communications,
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UK organic market shows continued growth

UK organic market shows continued growth
Wed, 15/06/16 - 07:25
By O.W.N News Network


The Natural & Organic Products Europe held in London April 17-18, confirms a sector showing positive growth in the UK, as revealed by the Soil Association’s 2016 Organic Market Report, launched on 23 February 2016. The UK organic market has experienced steady
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Top organic retailers shake up central London

Top organic retailers shake up central London
Wed, 15/06/16 - 07:20
By Warren Beaumont


There have been a lot of positive changes since early 2012 in central London, which has welcomed more organic, and whole foods stores and cafes to the city’s ‘Square Mile’. Standouts are Planet Organic’s new store on Tottenham Court Road, As Natu
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Organic Baby Products Developed to Meet Needs of Today’s Conscious Parents

Organic Baby Products Developed to Meet Needs of Today’s Conscious Parents
Tue, 14/06/16 - 07:05
By Kat Schuett


It’s 2 a.m. and a mother is up feeding her baby while simultaneously researching blogs, articles, posts, tweets and podcasts on her smart phone to help her decide what is best for her baby. This is the age of the über-informed parent. Unlike parents of the p
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Asian markets show high growth

Asian markets show high growth
Tue, 14/06/16 - 05:10
By Annemarie Kruse


The international market for organic food and lifestyle products is booming. In the East Asian markets in particular, the demand for organic food has been growing strongly. And while Japan is probably the biggest organic food market in the region, Korea has been catchin
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The iidea Company celebrates 20 years

The iidea Company celebrates 20 years
Sat, 30/12/99
By Adriana Michael


The iidea Company, the first firm to industrially market agave syrup is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The Mexican pioneer in the production of this natural sweetener obtained from Weber’s blue agave plant started operations in Guadalajara, Mexico in 19
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