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Fall 2011

Anuga food show set to attract 150,000 trade visitors

Anuga food show set to attract 150,000 trade visitors
Sat, 26/11/11 - 16:34
By Warren Beaumont


The 31st international food biennal Anuga returns to Cologne where more than 6,500 suppliers from over 100 countries will meet an estimated 150,000 international trade buyers at the Koelnmesse fairgrounds. Anuga is the largest food fair in the world and offers a unique co
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BioFach América Latina reshapes

BioFach América Latina reshapes
Sat, 26/11/11 - 15:55
By O.W.N News Network


BioFach America Latina, along with ExpoSustentat, will be cancelled for 2011 and re-launched in 2012 with a fresh concept and under the management of NürnbergMesse Brasil, the new subsidiary of NürnbergMesse in Latin America. The two long-standing partners of Bi
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Quinoa producer COOPAIN Cabana  receives the “Aji de Plata” Mistura award

Quinoa producer COOPAIN Cabana receives the “Aji de Plata” Mistura award
Sat, 26/11/11 - 15:45
By Adriana Michael


While Bolivia is the number one producer of quinoa and exports over 85% of its Royal grain, Peru is the world’s number one consumer of quinoa and exports about ten percent of its local production. And the best quinoa available in Peru is produced by COOPAIN Cabana,
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Australia's Loving Earth’s puts faith in Peruvian cacao

Australia's Loving Earth’s puts faith in Peruvian cacao
Sat, 26/11/11 - 14:43
By Warren Beaumont


Melbourne-based Australian producer of premium quality, raw organic chocolate Loving Earth takes pride in supplying what it describes as “fairly-traded, single origin” organic chocolates. Loving Earth is now sourcing its organic cacao from a co-operative in Sa
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Thu, 24/11/11 - 16:34
By Josefina Peralta



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Challenging issues at Amsterdam food summit

Challenging issues at Amsterdam food summit
Mon, 31/10/11 - 16:00
By Peter Sofroniou


Food eco labels, including organic, fairtrade and resource indicators look set to proliferate in the future. Throw in carbon and water footprint measurements – not always with clear and consistent definitions – and you have a difficult and challenging mix of i
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New Dietary Ingredients (NDI) Draft tough on industry

New Dietary Ingredients (NDI) Draft tough on industry
Sun, 30/10/11 - 13:01
By O.W.N News Network


NPA says draft NDI Guidance, Supplements Bill is tough on industry The Natural Products Association has criticized sweeping new draft guidelines for dietary supplements released by the United States Food and Drug Administration as unnecessary and going beyond Congress&rs
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Quinoa: Organic certification not enough

Quinoa: Organic certification not enough
Thu, 27/10/11 - 15:01
By Adriana Michael


The boom for quinoa continues. Beyond the natural health food stores, the rich golden grain is also finding a prominent presence at conventional supermarkets and trendy restaurants around the globe. Originally a South American staple grown in peasant farmer fields in the
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Recession or Not, Green Still the Way to Go

Recession or Not, Green Still the Way to Go
Wed, 26/10/11 - 01:13
By Adriana Michael


Unemployment rates have been on the rise around the world, and the financial crisis at its peak in strong countries like the United States and the United Kingdom. This uncertainty anticipated a gloomy economy and a tough business environment for 2009. The good news is tha
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Pure Bamboo’s sweet smell of success following NOP Europe

Pure Bamboo’s sweet smell of success following NOP Europe
Sat, 22/10/11 - 12:00
By Warren Beaumont


Following its debut in April at the Natural & Organic Products Europe (NOPE) show in London, export activities of bamboo charcoal products by Australian firm Pure Bamboo have taken off. Managing director Ingo Shomacker said the company has made new export contacts in
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Woodshade Organics: when passion meets chocolate

Woodshade Organics: when passion meets chocolate
Thu, 20/10/11 - 16:00
By Adriana Michael


Danish entrepreneur Lars Frederiksen has long believed that the best way to make people feel good and stimulate all senses comes with some pleasant taste and smell from the kitchen. That belief inspired him to follow his passion and ultimately manage a company that would
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Overfishing: Looming threat to seafood industry and consumers

Overfishing: Looming threat to seafood industry and consumers
Wed, 19/10/11 - 10:30
By Jessenia Angulo


Extreme overfishing and environmental damage has greatly reduced the number of species in the sea, spurring more consumers to demand sustainable seafood and posing a major challenge for companies across the globe to protect this billion-dollar industry. It is a clear deci
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Bolivia proposes 2013 declared International Year of Quinoa

Bolivia proposes 2013 declared International Year of Quinoa
Mon, 17/10/11 - 17:00
By O.W.N News Network


The Government of Bolivia put forward a proposal at the 37th session of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization that 2013 be declared the International Year of Quinoa. If endorsed, the Director General of FAO would request the Secretary- General of the United Nations to
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Organic Monitor: 10 years of empowering, informing industry

Organic Monitor: 10 years of empowering, informing industry
Mon, 17/10/11 - 08:53
By Adriana Michael


It was a summer job at a well-known retailer that first inspired entrepreneur Amarjit Sahota, founder of market research firm Organic Monitor, to pursue his passion for ethical and ecological causes. “As a student in my first year at university, I worked for The Bo
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South American and Pacific fair-trade flavour highlight at Organic Expo

South American and Pacific fair-trade flavour highlight at Organic Expo
Sat, 15/10/11 - 14:00
By Warren Beaumont


Many exhibitors reported good sales and feedback for the trade day and two consumer days at Australia’s leading show Organic Expo and Green Show held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, August 5-7, 2011. Six out of seven exhibitors spoken to about the t
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Finestra sul Cielo Espana acquires Quinua Real Brasil

Finestra sul Cielo Espana acquires Quinua Real Brasil
Fri, 14/10/11 - 09:04
By Adriana Michael


Leading Spanish organic distributor La Finestra sul Cielo España, a sister company of Italian organic pioneer La Finestra sul Cielo, has become major shareholder of Brazilian organic pioneer firm Quinua Real Brasil Ltda. in May this year. The merger with the larges
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Amplified legal challenge to Monsanto GMOs

Amplified legal challenge to Monsanto GMOs
Tue, 11/10/11 - 14:05
By O.W.N News Network


Following a law suit filed by the Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT) on March 30 on behalf of 60 family farmers, seed businesses and organic agriculture organizations against the Monsanto company, challenging the chemical giant’s patents on genetically modified seed,
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Organic & natural distributor UNFI posts strong 4Q, annual sales lift

Organic & natural distributor UNFI posts strong 4Q, annual sales lift
Tue, 11/10/11 - 09:36
By O.W.N News Network


Leading United States independent distributor of natural, organic and specialty foods, organic produce and personal care items United Natural Foods, Inc. (Unfi) has posted a strong increase in fiscal fourth quarter net sales of 17.2% over the same period in 2010 to $1.16
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Sprouts Farmers Market retail chain expands

Sprouts Farmers Market retail chain expands
Mon, 10/10/11 - 16:00
By O.W.N News Network


The San Franciso Bay and Silicon Valley areas of northern California has seen several new organic, natural and mainstream supermarket openings this year with specialty grocers reported to be doing good trade in August and appearing to be immune from the United States econ
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Ecosolution™ introduces first ‘green airless’ packaging system

Ecosolution™ introduces first ‘green airless’ packaging system
Sun, 09/10/11 - 18:35
By Warren Beaumont


When implementing the Green Cube Program at the beginning of 2009, leading global plastics manufacturer Promens asserted its commitment to sustainability and said it is continually striving to create new packaging that respects the environment, and integrates sustainabili
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Expoalimentaria, best of Peru and the region

Expoalimentaria, best of Peru and the region
Fri, 07/10/11 - 14:36
By Adriana Michael


Over 500 exhibitors will gather this coming Sep 28-30 in Lima Peru at Expoalimentaria, one of the most dynamic international showcases for the food industry in the region. A wide range of foods and ingredients, machinery, packaging and other equipment and services will be
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Ecuador brings organic products to Expoalimentaria

Ecuador brings organic products to Expoalimentaria
Thu, 06/10/11 - 09:40
By Clara Paz


The international and multisectorial character of Expoalimentaria offers an attractive showcase for companies from the region eager to connect with buyers from neighboring countries, and the large supermarket chains and importers invited from abroad. Aware of the value of
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Ciranda launches Gluten-free Organic Pre-gel Tapioca Starch

Ciranda launches Gluten-free Organic Pre-gel Tapioca Starch
Wed, 05/10/11 - 10:07
By O.W.N News Network


With worldwide demand for gluten-free and allergen-free organic ingredients growing, Hudson, Wisconsin, U.S. supplier of organic ingredients Ciranda, Inc. has recently introduced a certified organic, pre-gelatinized tapioca starch for use in gluten-free food manufacturing
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Young US consumers prefer organic food

Young US consumers prefer organic food
Sun, 02/10/11 - 11:15
By O.W.N News Network


A Thomson-Reuters-NPR Health Poll revealed in July that when given a choice, more than half of Americans prefer to purchase organic foods. Thomson Reuters and NPR developed the monthly poll to gauge attitudes and opinions in a wide range of health issues. The results of t
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