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Target opens 24 stores in Ontario, grocery market tougher

Target opens 24 stores in Ontario, grocery market tougher
Fri, 31/05/13 - 10:05
By O.W.N News Network


Target’s first stores in Canada had their official launch on April 5. The 24 stores in Ontario soft-launched over three weeks, enabling the U.S. retailer to test systems and processes, including its supply chain, according to IGD Retail Analysis. But Target’s
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Natural Grocers expands across Montana

Natural Grocers expands across Montana
Fri, 31/05/13 - 10:03
By O.W.N News Network


Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage opened its newest location in Kalispell, Montana on April 23rd. The Kalispell store at 2395 US Highway 93 N will be the company’s fourth in Montana following locations opening last year in Billings, Missoula and Helena. The organi
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CSPI downgrades safety rating of Ginkgo, supplement ingredient

CSPI downgrades safety rating of Ginkgo, supplement ingredient
Fri, 31/05/13 - 10:00
By O.W.N News Network


The Center For Science In The Public Interest, of Washington, U.S., has urged consumers to avoid Ginkgo in the wake of new cancer concerns. Consumers should avoid Ginkgo biloba, a common ingredient in dietary supplements, herbal teas, and some energy drinks, based on a ne
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Quinua Real launches first organic quinoa syrup

Quinua Real launches first organic quinoa syrup
Thu, 04/04/13 - 02:35
By Warren Beaumont


Quinua Real is entering the next chapter of its growth and development from a Brazilian organic pioneer to a global supplier of quinoa Andean food products with the launch of Quinua Real® syrup, the first organic certified syrup from quinoa into the market, an innovat
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2013: International Year of Quinoa

2013: International Year of Quinoa
Wed, 03/04/13 - 01:48
By Andrew Ofstehage


The United Nations and the Food and Agriculture Organization have announced 2013 as the International Year of Quinoa, as proposed by the Plurinational State of Bolivia. The objectives for the celebration are symbolic of the newfound global appreciation for the pseudo-cere
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Horsemeat-free Sainsbury’s gains ground over UK grocery rivals

Horsemeat-free Sainsbury’s gains ground over UK grocery rivals
Tue, 02/04/13 - 15:53
By Warren Beaumont


J Sainsbury, the UK’s third biggest supermarket group after Tesco and Walmart-owned Asda, reported a rise in sales over recent months - due in part to avoiding the horsemeat scandal. Sainsbury has a 17% market share and reported a 1.8% increase in like-for-like sale
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Sustainability continues at BioFach 2013

Sustainability continues at BioFach 2013
Mon, 01/04/13 - 08:53
By O.W.N News Network


The international organic sector will gather again at Nuremberg on 13-16 February for BioFach, 2013 the world's leading annual trade fair for organic products, and the concurrent Natural Personal Care and Wellness exhibition Vivaness. Over 40,000 trade visitors from more
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Denomination of origin: marketing tool for quinoa

Denomination of origin: marketing tool for quinoa
Sun, 10/02/13 - 02:12
By Andrew Ofstehage


To find what makes the Challapata market in Bolivia famous, one must first pass vendors with massive green bags of dried coca leaf, dozens of varieties of carrots and potatoes, and heaps of used clothing shipped in from the United States. Now just ahead, past market resta
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Proposition 37: Lesson Learned and What’s Next for the GMO Labeling Movement

Proposition 37: Lesson Learned and What’s Next for the GMO Labeling Movement
Sat, 09/02/13 - 10:15
By Kat Schuett


For months leading up to the 2012 U.S. election, I traveled throughout the state of California in a Volkswagen campervan wrapped in the Proposition 37 “Right to Know” logo, rallying support for mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods, or genetically
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Label for sustainable small producers introduced at BioFach

Label for sustainable small producers introduced at BioFach
Sat, 09/02/13 - 02:02
By O.W.N News Network


The Small Producers’ Symbol, SPP, is a hallmark of sustainability representing organized small producers in the Caribbean and in Latin America. Based on the principles and values that originally gave rise to the fair trade movement, it allows consumers to identify h
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Natural Products Scandinavia a big hit with retailers & distributors

Natural Products Scandinavia a big hit with retailers & distributors
Fri, 08/02/13 - 05:41
By Lucia Lorente


Natural Products Scandinavia’s inaugural event in Malmö, Sweden has been hailed a big success. The Scandinavian region’s first ever dedicated natural and organic products trade show, which took place on 14-15 October, enjoyed an enthusiastic reception fro
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Omega-3 draft labeling changes in EU’s new health claims

Omega-3 draft labeling changes in EU’s new health claims
Fri, 08/02/13 - 02:50
By O.W.N News Network


Potential labelling requirements for foodstuffs containing Omega-3 fatty acids EPA (eicosa- pentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahxenoicacid) were among 12 new health claims discussed at the EU Commission’s Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health in Brusse
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Berrico Foodcompany: Sharing a passion for cranberries

Berrico Foodcompany: Sharing a passion for cranberries
Fri, 08/02/13 - 00:01
By Adriana Michael


Dutch citizen Renno van Dijk discovered cranberries and developed a fascination for the unique red fruit and other berries, while studying in the U.S. He learned that, besides providing a great touch to the traditional turkey Thanksgiving dinner at U.S. and Canadian homes
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Soil Association rejects GM lobby’s pseudo-science

Soil Association rejects GM lobby’s pseudo-science
Thu, 07/02/13 - 05:06
By Warren Beaumont


At the UK’s Oxford Farming Conference in early January the UK’s Soil Association rejected statements supporting GM crops in the UK from environment secretary Owen Paterson. Mr Paterson said: “GM needs to be considered in its proper overall context with
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Buyers show healthy appetite for Natural Food Show, London

Buyers show healthy appetite for Natural Food Show, London
Wed, 06/02/13 - 05:51
By O.W.N News Network


With visitor registration now open for this year’s Natural Food Show at Natural & Organic Products Europe, over a thousand retailers and buyers from across the world have already booked their free trade pass to the UK’s only dedicated natural and organic p
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The hidden costs of food

The hidden costs of food
Tue, 05/02/13 - 05:30
By Adriana Michael


Our food system is dysfunctional, with conventional farming methods unsustainable and nutrient-deficient, according to journalist and food waste expert Jonathan Bloom. As a result, one-third of adults in the U.S. suffer from diabetes and other chronic diseases related to
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EU slows new GM crop approval

EU slows new GM crop approval
Tue, 05/02/13 - 05:17
By Warren Beaumont


More countries are rejecting and banning genetically modified (GM) crops and questioning the productivity or pest-resistance of GM crops as evidence grows that more chemicals being used in GM agriculture. EU countries issuing or renewing bans on GM crops recently included
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Pacran builds evidence of cranberry benefits

Pacran builds evidence of cranberry benefits
Tue, 05/02/13 - 01:51
By Christopher Doscher


PACran, the whole-cranberry powder used in a number of branded and private-label supplements that are aimed at promoting urinary tract health, is seeking to grow the body of literature that supports its effectiveness at preventing urinary-tract infections and prostate hea
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Naturkost de Mexico opens chia processing plant

Naturkost de Mexico opens chia processing plant
Mon, 04/02/13 - 01:34
By Warren Beaumont


Naturkost de Mexico, a subsidiary of Naturkost Übelhör (Germany), recently opened in Guadalajara a processing facility for chia seeds with state-of-the-art equipment. It is among the first worldwide to be certified ISO 22000 in food safety for chia processing.
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Sustainability program at Machu Picchu Foods makes a difference

Sustainability program at Machu Picchu Foods makes a difference
Sat, 02/02/13 - 01:11
By Warren Beaumont


Since 2008 Machu Picchu Foods, Peru’s number one exporter of cocoa derivatives has operated a Development and Sustainability Program to improve productivity and the quality of life of organic smallholder farmers that supply the company’s organic cocoa operatio
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Natural supermarkets drive 15%-plus sales growth in natural, organic & fair trade

Natural supermarkets drive 15%-plus sales growth in natural, organic & fair trade
Fri, 14/09/12 - 20:05
By O.W.N News Network


The post-recession strength of natural product retailers has never been more evident, SPINS, the leading information and services provider for the natural, organic and specialty products industry in North America said on August 28. SPINS has consistently reported double d
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