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Germany boosts organic farming, lifts sales 10 percent

Germany boosts organic farming, lifts sales 10 percent
Wed, 01/03/17 - 10:15
By O.W.N News Network


Germany was Country of the Year, BIOFACH 2017.Germany's Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) boosted its commitment to its Federal Scheme for Organic Farming and Other Forms of Sustainable Agriculture (BÖLN) with plans to increase funding to EUR30 million
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Bolivia launches Royal Quinoa place of origin seal

Bolivia launches Royal Quinoa place of origin seal
Wed, 01/03/17 - 10:00
By Warren Beaumont


The Royal Quinoa Denomination of Origin was announced at BIOFACH 2017.A major milestone that guarantees the place of origin for Bolivia's organic Royal Quiona took place at the BIOFACH 2017 world organic fair in Nuremberg, Germany on February 16, with the announcement of
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First chia cultivated in France

First chia cultivated in France
Wed, 25/01/17 - 11:01
By Adriana Michael


PANAM Semences recently announced that it would be the first company to bring to market ORURO®, a chia seed variety growing well in the south of France. Established in Chile as Semameris in 1986, the Franco-Chilean Group started PANAM in France in 1998. The family-own
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UHTCO introduces new low glycemic chocolate

UHTCO introduces new low glycemic chocolate
Wed, 25/01/17 - 11:00
By Adriana Michael


Recognized over the years for its high-quality products and continued innovation, UHTCO Corporation introduces this year at the BioFach fair in Germany a new concept to enhance its chocolate offer. This chocolate, developed with yacon root powder as a sweetener and no sug
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OTB initiatives with Organic Denmark set to boost organic food and drink

OTB initiatives with Organic Denmark set to boost organic food and drink
Wed, 25/01/17 - 10:14
By O.W.N News Network


The Organic Trade Board (OTB), the UK's peak organic industry body, announced in January that in partnership with Organic Denmark, it has been successful in a joint funding application to the EU to promote the Organic food and drink sector. The OTB said that the project
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Mintelís six key global food and drink trends to continue in 2017

Mintelís six key global food and drink trends to continue in 2017
Wed, 25/01/17 - 10:10
By O.W.N News Network


Market intelligence agency Mintel announced in November six key trends set to impact the global food and drink market in 2017 – highlighting this will be a year of extremes, from “ancient” products including grains, recipes, practices and traditions to t
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Oatdeal's smoothies warm up Canada's winter

Oatdeal's smoothies warm up Canada's winter
Wed, 25/01/17 - 10:01
By Warren Beaumont


OatDeal 30g pouches for individual servings OATDEAL, based in Saskatoon, the largest city in Canada's Saskatchewan province, has produced the first gluten-free, dried oat-based smoothie mix made with 100 percent oats grown in the Canadian Prairies and 100 percent Can
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Kitchen Beauty: Mixing it up

Kitchen Beauty: Mixing it up
Wed, 25/01/17 - 10:00
By Annemarie Kruse


One of the most interesting product trends in the natural Cosmetics and Toiletries (C&T) market now is “do it yourself” (DIY) beauty: customising face creams, body lotions, bath additives or shampoos to match individual skin care requirements. The popular
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CIRUB: Thinking beverages outside the bottle

CIRUB: Thinking beverages outside the bottle
Wed, 25/01/17 - 09:13
By Adriana Michael


Imagine a portable jar that serves as a container and as a ready-to-serve glass, and which includes a mix of organic fruit concentrate (50 ml). The jar permits you to create your own drink depending on the type of liquid (200 ml) that you add. The liquid could be plain
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Advantage Health Matters expands EU operations

Advantage Health Matters expands EU operations
Wed, 25/01/17 - 09:00
By Adriana Michael


Canada's Advantage Health Matters is expanding direct export activities with a new distribution center in the EU for its extensive line of organic and natural superfoods. Owner of the Organic Traditions brand, the Canadian company operates under Health Matters America in
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Largest distributor celebrates 40 years

Largest distributor celebrates 40 years
Wed, 25/01/17 - 08:00
By O.W.N News Network


United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) celebrated its 40-year anniversary in 2016. It also reported first quarter fiscal 2017 results in December with a net sales rise of 9.7 percent to US$2.28 billion compared to US$2.08 billion for the same period last year, boosted by four
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Natural, clean label and personalised nutrition hot topics at HiFi

Natural, clean label and personalised nutrition hot topics at HiFi
Wed, 25/01/17 - 07:20
By Claudia Vasquez Alarcon


The Health Ingredients Europe (HiFi) fair in Frankfurt closed its bi-annual edition 29th November to 1st December reporting 30% more visitors than in the previous one. Over 8,600 professional attendees from nearly 140 countries gathered at the Messe Frankfurt Exhibition g
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US natural beauty market trending strongly

US natural beauty market trending strongly
Wed, 25/01/17 - 00:24
By Annemarie Kruse


The natural beauty sector in the US is booming. Research company SPINS said the market for natural and organic cosmetics clocked up turnover of 1.9bn USD for the 52 weeks ending September 2016, an increase of 11.8%. And although organic products only account for a small
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Natexpo accelerates organic sales growth in France

Natexpo accelerates organic sales growth in France
Wed, 25/01/17 - 00:11
By Adriana Michael


With increased numbers of international visitors and exhibitors at NATEXPO 2015 and sales of organically‐sourced products estimated at EUR6.9 billion in 2016, up by 20 percent in the first half of 2016, the scene is set for another successful bi-annual event for th
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Vegan and catering boost BIOFACH 2017

Vegan and catering boost BIOFACH 2017
Tue, 24/01/17 - 10:12
By O.W.N News Network


The world's leading international trade fair for organic foods BIOFACH returns 15th – 18th February 2017 at the Exhibition Centre in Nuremberg allowing importers, agents, and retailers to meet producers and suppliers and experience the diversity of organic food and
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Wiraccocha del Peru expands supply of organic ancient foods

Wiraccocha del Peru expands supply of organic ancient foods
Tue, 24/01/17 - 10:05
By Adriana Michael


Located in the middle of the Andean steep highlands and fertile valleys of Ayacucho, Wiraccocha del Peru continues to support the ancient knowledge of communities involved in organic food production. The family-owned business, which began in 2008, combines old and new tec
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Chia: An old crop that feeds the needs of modern nutrition

Chia: An old crop that feeds the needs of modern nutrition
Tue, 24/01/17 - 07:18
By Adriana Michael


The presentation “The Nutritional Benefits of Chia” made at the official launch of ProChia during SIAL Paris last November highlighted that one way to improve our nutrition and health is to consume more foods high in omega-3 fatty acids. Chia seeds offer a hig
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Coconut palm sugar: untapped potential

Coconut palm sugar: untapped potential
Tue, 24/01/17 - 07:15
By Freek Jan Koekoek


Aliet-Kokomel Premium coconut sugarCoconut palm sugar, or palm blossom sugar, is gradually being discovered in western markets as a natural sweetener which brings some surprising benefits for companies and consumers. The product has a distinct taste and rich flavour, unl
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Touring the Danish organic scene

Touring the Danish organic scene
Tue, 24/01/17 - 07:10
By Adriana Michael


After taking part in the Natural Products Scandinavia fair in Malmo, Sweden on 16-17 November last year, OWN visited Danish organic companies and retail shops to witness this remarkable land of history and its contrast of old buildings and traditions and a youthful attitu
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Oat-based foods back on trend

Oat-based foods back on trend
Tue, 24/01/17 - 07:07
By Warren Beaumont


OATLY! beverage seen in DenmarkOat-based foods on supermarkets and health food store shelves seem to be expanding and being incorporated into a wider range of foods such as cereals and granolas, snack bars and bakery products, often mixed with Ancient Grains to tap into d
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Export of Danish organics sets record for the tenth time

Export of Danish organics sets record for the tenth time
Tue, 24/01/17 - 07:06
By Adriana Michael


The export of Danish organic products has once again set a record, said Organic Denmark/Økologisk Landsforening in December. Exports from the smallest of the Scandinavian countries reached in 2015 approximately 270 million EUR, an increase of 15 percent compared to
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Clean labels and plant protein drive new gluten-free foods

Clean labels and plant protein drive new gluten-free foods
Tue, 24/01/17 - 07:05
By O.W.N News Network


The gluten-free industry is capitalizing on consumer demand for clean labels, marketer transparency and vegan- & vegetarian-friendly products, confirmed Market research company Packaged Facts in its report, Gluten-Free Foods in the U.S. 6th Edition, launched in Novemb
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Fair trade thriving in Germany

Fair trade thriving in Germany
Tue, 24/01/17 - 07:00
By Annemarie Kruse


The fair trade sector in Germany is flourishing: the two big industry associations Forum Fairer Handel and TransFair have both announced double-digit growth for fairly traded and ethically manufactured products in 2015. According to industry association Forum Fairer Hand
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