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Brazil to become a global organic food power

Brazil to become a global organic food power
Sat, 26/07/14 - 00:54
By Adriana Michael


Brazil is the fifth largest country in size, with a population of 199 million, and is the world’s sixth-largest economy with a GDP of around US$2.2 trillion. It is a member of the G20, the G7 and the BRICS countries. Over the past decade the South American nation h
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The return of the banana

The return of the banana
Sun, 20/07/14 - 21:30
By Adriana Michael


Looking for the ultimate snack that meets all of your requirements? One that consumers of all ages and tastes will find delicious, nutritious, convenient, affordable and sustainable? Try Barnana®. It is a whole banana in a bar, in bite sizes- an innovative solution, i
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ITAIPU: A success story cultivating good water

ITAIPU: A success story cultivating good water
Wed, 25/06/14 - 23:53
By Adriana Michael


Is it possible to achieve sustainable development? Many have written about the topic. Projects and programs reflect good theories and intentions, but it is seldom possible to see the high community participation and consistent positive change to the extent the ITAIPU Bina
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Sustainability, main theme at Expoalimentaria 2014

Sustainability, main theme at Expoalimentaria 2014
Wed, 25/06/14 - 23:35
By Adriana Michael


Considered the most important food fair in Latin America, Peru prepares for its sixth edition of Expoalimentaria. The event takes place at the “Jockey Exposition Center” in Lima from the 27th to 29th of August 2014. This year, the exhibition will focus especia
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2014 The ‘Year of Chia?’

2014 The ‘Year of Chia?’
Wed, 25/06/14 - 23:34
By Warren Beaumont


Supply bottlenecks for organic chia sourcing reported by O.W.N. in May 2013 due to higher demand and lower crop yields appear to have eased this year, with a resulting drop in price, while some suppliers believe there are major issues over chia transparency and quality in
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South American foods tap ancient flavors for beverage success

South American foods tap ancient flavors for beverage success
Wed, 25/06/14 - 23:14
By O.W.N News Network


According to market researcher Packaged Facts, South American vegetables, grains and seeds are helping innovators tap ancient, global flavours for beverage success. In recent years, the beverages industry has been transformed by the innovation of once routine thirst-appea
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Biodynamic agriculture celebrates 90th anniversary

Biodynamic agriculture celebrates 90th anniversary
Wed, 25/06/14 - 22:15
By Warren Beaumont


2014 is the 90th anniversary since the Agriculture Course was given in Koberwitz, Germany in 1924, when Rudolf Steiner gave a series of eight lectures that became the basis for Biodynamic farming and gardening. Demeter International said that biodynamic associations from
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The future of the (Andean) quinoa market

The future of the (Andean) quinoa market
Wed, 25/06/14 - 21:40
By Warren Beaumont


Held at BioFach 2014 in Nuremberg, Germany was a seminar and discussion on the future of the (Andean) quinoa market, convened by the Netherlands CBI – Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries – led by Eva Smulder of CBI. About 50 people f
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Natural Products Scandinavia builds on 2013 success

Natural Products Scandinavia builds on 2013 success
Wed, 25/06/14 - 21:33
By O.W.N News Network


Natural Products Scandinavia, the Nordic region’s only dedicated trade show for the natural health, nutrition, beauty, and self-care market, returns to Malmo, Sweden on the 26-27 October 2014 for a third year. Co-located with the Nordic Organic Food Fair, the venue
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The Netherlands: Country of the Year at BIOFACH 2015

The Netherlands: Country of the Year at BIOFACH 2015
Wed, 25/06/14 - 21:32
By Warren Beaumont


During the 25th anniversary of BIOFACH, the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food and VIVANESS the International Trade Fair for Natural Personal Care running parallel 12-15 February, it was announced that the Netherlands will be the Country of the Year at next
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Record turnout boosts NOPE London for 2015

Record turnout boosts NOPE London for 2015
Wed, 25/06/14 - 21:31
By Gloria Neumann


Natural & Organic Products Europe 2014 bid farewell to London’s Olympia in April, with its biggest ever edition securing another record turnout. Organised by Diversified Communications UK, the two-day annual trade show welcomed 9,503 industry professionals from
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18th IFOAM Organic World Congress set for Turkey

18th IFOAM Organic World Congress set for Turkey
Wed, 25/06/14 - 21:31
By O.W.N News Network


The 18th edition of the IFOAM Organic World Congress (OWC) is taking place from 13 -15 October 2014 in Istanbul. Following the OWC, the IFOAM General Assembly will take place on October 16 & 17, 2014. Registration is still open for this unique opportunity to meet wit
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IBD and NATRUE harmonize organic & natural cosmetic standards

IBD and NATRUE harmonize organic & natural cosmetic standards
Wed, 25/06/14 - 21:30
By O.W.N News Network


Brazil’s largest certifier of organic products IBD, and the major EU-based International Natural and Organic Cosmetic Association, NATRUE, have signed an agreement of mutual recognition and alignment of their certification standards. Executive director of IBD, Alex
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Ancient grain improves chronic IBS condition

Ancient grain improves chronic IBS condition
Wed, 25/06/14 - 21:30
By O.W.N News Network


The first human study to be conducted comparing the effects of modern wheat versus Khorasan (kamut) wheat on people suffering from a chronic health problem, irritable bowell syndrome, Effect of Triticum turgidum subsp. turanicum wheat on irritable bowel syndrome: a double
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Living the “raw” lifestyle with Manuela Scalini

Living the “raw” lifestyle with Manuela Scalini
Wed, 25/06/14 - 21:29
By Adriana Michael


When international Brazilian born Raw Food Chef and Certified Yoga Instructor Manuela Scalini landed in Barbados in 2010, she knew this tiny lush island between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean offered the perfect stage for her culinary workshops and her “ R
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The E-Waste Crisis: A Hidden Menace

The E-Waste Crisis: A Hidden Menace
Wed, 25/06/14 - 21:28
By Sookie Lioncourt


In the past few years, we’ve seen the Green Revolution reach record-breaking levels of participation from all sectors. In 2008, 25 big companies including the Bank of America, General Electric, and even McDonald’s made headlines when they made the commitment t
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UK organic sector returns to growth

UK organic sector returns to growth
Wed, 25/06/14 - 21:26
By O.W.N News Network


The Soil Association’s annual Organic Market Report released on March 13 reveals that the organic sector has seen growth of 2.8% in 2013; the first time it has seen annual growth since 2008. Overall organic sales are growing slightly ahead of total grocery sales fo
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Planet Organic helps shape UK food culture

Planet Organic helps shape UK food culture
Wed, 25/06/14 - 21:25
By Warren Beaumont, Paula Salazar


Renee Elliott opened her first organic shop in Westbourne Grove, London in 1995, inspired by a concept she had seen in the United States. In spite of the difficulties experienced during the first years of operation, she set about making the organic concept work. Today,
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Exhibitors vote 25th anniversary BioFach a major success

Exhibitors vote 25th anniversary BioFach a major success
Wed, 25/06/14 - 21:00
By Warren Beaumont


BIOFACH and VIVANESS 2014 were again strongly supported by trade buyers and visitors with 42,445 visitors (41,794, 2013) from 135 countries (international share 44%) attending the 25th anniversary of the world’s leading organic exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany, 12-1
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Summer Fancy Food Show largest in 60-year history

Summer Fancy Food Show largest in 60-year history
Wed, 25/06/14
By Clara Paz


North America’s largest specialty food and beverage event, the Summer Fancy Food Show, returns to New York City from June 29 – July 1, 2014, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center,presented by the Specialty Food Association. With specialty food sales at a r
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Organic 3.0 to focus on sustainability & transparency

Organic 3.0 to focus on sustainability & transparency
Wed, 25/06/14
By Warren Beaumont


The key theme for the BIOFACH 2014 Congress and indeed the whole trade fair, held at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg 12-15 February was the future of organic agriculture and the organic food industry – Organic 3.0. The International Federation of Organic Agricultur
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