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Summer 2011

Hong Kong’s strong retail sector taps into China

Hong Kong’s strong retail sector taps into China
Sat, 25/06/11 - 17:50
By Warren Beaumont


Based on a networking event offered by The Hong Kong Trade Development Council in Sydney to assist retailers in exploring business opportunities in Hong Kong and mainland China. Bonnie Shek, director Australia & New Zealand HKTDC said that Hong Kong’s populatio
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TerraFertil : Profitability through diversification

TerraFertil : Profitability through diversification
Wed, 22/06/11 - 09:32
By Adriana Michael


In 2005 brothers David and Raul Bermeo Izurieta left their jobs in the corporate world to follow their entrepreneurial spirit. They were eager to start a new venture that would make a positive impact, without following the same conventional business model of most banana,
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Ecolodge Copacabana sets up example of harmony with nature

Ecolodge Copacabana sets up example of harmony with nature
Mon, 20/06/11 - 15:30
By Clara Paz


When Javier and Marlene Oviedo embarked in 2010 on the project to build the new and recently inaugurated Ecolodge Copacabana, their goal was to build an attractive place with a minimum negative impact on the environment. Located about two miles from the city of the same n
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Jasmin’s Koala Baby organic skincare exceeds expectations in Asia

Jasmin’s Koala Baby organic skincare exceeds expectations in Asia
Mon, 20/06/11
By Warren Beaumont


Koala Baby features recycled and sustainable, but upmarket packaging and a cheeky Koala.Leading Australian Jasmin Skincare manufacturer was the first organic skin care brand to gain organic certification in China in 2009. With the response beyond their expectations, found
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PeruNatura displays biodiversity at Expoalimentaria

PeruNatura displays biodiversity at Expoalimentaria
Wed, 15/06/11 - 11:07
By Adriana Michael


Once again Peru Natura will be one of main highlights at the 3rd Expoalimentaria in Lima, September 28-30, 2011. The pavilion will showcase the best natural and organic certified ingredients, fruits and vegetables, exotic products, herbs and cereals from Peru’s bio-
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BtoBio Expo: vibrant Italian organic sector gains new international stage

BtoBio Expo: vibrant Italian organic sector gains new international stage
Tue, 14/06/11 - 16:08
By Alfredo Moreno


The launch of the first Bto Bio EXPO, international biennal for organic products in Milano on May 8-11, was welcomed by 200 exhibitors and 7,000 visitors from 64 countries. Italy, a major player as producer, consumer and exporter of organic products, was looking for a sho
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Agencies play down recycled packaging link to cancer

Agencies play down recycled packaging link to cancer
Mon, 13/06/11 - 10:25
By Warren Beaumont


Cardboard packaging made from recycled newspapers have been linked by Swiss scientists to health complaints in lab rats, ranging from the inflammation of internal organs to cancer, the UK Daily Mail reported in March. Researchers at the Food Safety Laboratory in Zurich sa
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RSPO hits back over sustainable palm oil

RSPO hits back over sustainable palm oil
Sun, 12/06/11 - 16:36
By O.W.N News Network


The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, the international non-profit sustainable palm oil association, announced in May that RSPO-certified palm oil production facilities produced their five-millionth tonne of certified sustainable palm oil. It also revealed that 9% of th
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UHTCO enters food retail with Peruvian Harvest®

UHTCO enters food retail with Peruvian Harvest®
Sun, 12/06/11 - 10:56
By Adriana Michael


First was Italian, followed by Greek and Mexican; then was Indian, Japanese and Thai. The trend for ethnic foods is growing and shifting as migration, travelling, the internet and celebrity chefs connect people to indulge in the tastes and flavours from around the world.
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Peru launched a new country brand

Peru launched a new country brand
Sat, 11/06/11 - 12:18
By O.W.N News Network


To promote tourism and investment, Peru launched a new brand in March 2011. A red and white logo, colors in the national flag, represents the country’s rich culture and biodiversity, history and ancient and recent accomplishments. The word Perú is written wit
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OJO, first drink for eye health

OJO, first drink for eye health
Sat, 11/06/11 - 11:20
By O.W.N News Network


After years of recommending the AREDS vitamins to his patients, Dr. Jodi Luchs, MD,FACS realized that, despite the important therapeutic and preventative benefits of the vitamins, their multiple pill-related side effects made them intolerable to many eligible patients. W
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Nordic Natural's new HQ built to LEED Green principles and NSF GBP certification

Nordic Natural's new HQ built to LEED Green principles and NSF GBP certification
Fri, 10/06/11 - 17:47
By O.W.N News Network


Nordic Naturals, industry leader in fish oil supplementation, announced in early February the opening of its new corporate headquarters in Watsonville, California. It is the first LEED Gold green building in Santa Cruz County registered with the U.S. Green Building Counci
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Ecologi Izmir celebrates second edition

Ecologi Izmir celebrates second edition
Fri, 10/06/11 - 11:01
By Malea Birke


The Turkish organic sector gathered in Izmir to celebrate the second edition of EKOLOJI 12-15th May. The event aims to become a platform for consolidating the organic market at national level, as organic products from Turkey have focused mainly on export. According to the
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Gluten-free, free-from food growth as food allergies, celiac disease rises

Gluten-free, free-from food growth as food allergies, celiac disease rises
Thu, 09/06/11 - 16:32
By Warren Beaumont


Compiled by Warren Beaumont Major researchers such as SPINS Inc, Mintel UK and Packaged Facts point to a major expansion in gluten-free, allergy-free and free-from foods as food allergies, gluten-intolerance and celiac disease, and diabetes are on the rise. Food allergy
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FI Europe celebrates 25th anniversary

FI Europe celebrates 25th anniversary
Thu, 09/06/11 - 08:16
By Adriana Michael


Food Ingredients Europe and Natural Ingredients 2011 comes to the Paris Nord Villepente, France November 29-December 1. In its 25th anniversary, the primary event of the industry is expected to be larger than ever. With over 1500 exhibitors and more than 23,000 food &
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NATEXPO 2011 will boast wider product selection and exhibitors

NATEXPO 2011 will boast wider product selection and exhibitors
Wed, 08/06/11 - 14:48
By O.W.N News Network


The 21st edition of NATEXPO, the international leading biannual French trade fair for organic food, natural dietary supplements and ecological sectors, returns to Paris Nord Villepinte, October 15-17. Most of the floor space has been reserved by over 500 firms from France
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Positive signs for UK organic recovery

Positive signs for UK organic recovery
Tue, 07/06/11 - 10:08
By O.W.N News Network


The UK Soil Association released its Organic Market Report 2011 in early April and revealed that while 2010 was a tough, there are signs that the rate of decline seen over the last two years has slowed. Sales of organic products fell 5.9% to £1.73 billion (pounds) i
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Eco-tourism contributes to sustainable quinoa production

Eco-tourism contributes to sustainable quinoa production
Tue, 07/06/11 - 09:29
By Clara Paz


The Andean highlands are one of the few areas where agriculture is practised at 3,700 metres above sea level and crops are usually exposed to severe climatic conditions such as drought, frost, saline soils and flooding. Quinoa is one of the few crops that grow in differen
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EU permits use of rosemary extracts in organic food

EU permits use of rosemary extracts in organic food
Mon, 06/06/11 - 13:09
By Warren Beaumont


Rosemary extracts are used as natural preservatives in the organic industry and rosemary extracts derived from organic production can now be used in the EU as antioxidants in organic food when ethanol is used for the extraction. French natural speciality ingredients group
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Fairtrade Canada has new name

Fairtrade Canada has new name
Sun, 05/06/11 - 10:50
By O.W.N News Network


Fairtrade products in Canada now have a new name to go with the new worldwide Fairtrade International logo introduced last year. TransFair Canada will be known as Fairtrade Canada. Rob Clarke, executive director of the organization believes the name Fairtrade Canada more
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Health and quality to brand Ecuadorian organics

Health and quality to brand Ecuadorian organics
Sat, 04/06/11 - 14:25
By O.W.N News Network


During May 18-21 Quito was host of the 3rd edition of the Salon de Chocolate in Ecuador. The event aimed to increase consumer awareness of the nutritional value of cacao and the high quality chocolate produced with Ecuadorian beans locally and abroad. The Salon offers a s
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Sweden to host Natural & Organic Scandinavia

Sweden to host Natural & Organic Scandinavia
Fri, 03/06/11 - 16:16
By Alfredo Moreno


During Natural & Organic Products Europe in London, show organizer Diversified Business Communication announced the launch of Natural & Organic Scandinavia, a major new European event to highlight the natural and organic sector in the Nordic European countries Den
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Aveda adds to sustainability credentials through Cradle-to-Cradle Design

Aveda adds to sustainability credentials through Cradle-to-Cradle Design
Thu, 02/06/11 - 17:31
By O.W.N News Network


At the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit held in New York on May 12-14, 2011, leading natural personal care company Aveda shared its experiences in adopting the Cradle-to-Cradle (C2C) design approach, a novel way for companies to integrate sustainability into their business pr
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Spotlight on the Asian hotel and spa market at Natural Products Expo Asia

Spotlight on the Asian hotel and spa market at Natural Products Expo Asia
Thu, 02/06/11 - 15:59
By Adriana Michael


The spa and hospitality sectors will be a major highlight at New Hope Media’s 9th Natural Products Expo Asia, returning to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, August 25-27. Although it is still a small market for natural and organic certified foods, sup
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Successful 5th year for BioFach China

Successful 5th year for BioFach China
Wed, 01/06/11 - 08:01
By Adriana Michael


BioFach China celebrated its 5th edition May 26-28 with an additional 14% exhibition space and 9% more exhibitors at the Intex Exhibition Center in Shanghai. This year’s event featured products from 350 exhibitors, including an Italian pavilion and firms from Austri
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Natural & Organic Products Europe 2011: One of the best Shows

Natural & Organic Products Europe 2011: One of the best Shows
Tue, 15/06/10 - 09:35
By Alfredo Moreno


Despite the recent economic turmoil that hit in particular the UK, the 15th Natural & Organic Products Europe held again at the charming Olympia fairgrounds in London, April 3-4 was a tremendous success, with 7,585 industry visitors. This year we had more internationa
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