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Summer 2017

Next Organic Startup Awards 2017

Next Organic Startup Awards 2017
Sun, 30/07/17 - 17:00
By Annemarie Kruse


Every year, trade show company Next Organic organizes a unique start-up competition: Organic and sustainable food or retail start-ups from Germany or Austria can submit their product innovation or brand concept to a jury. And the winning entries receive a broad range of
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Amazon's Whole Foods deal an online game changer

Amazon's Whole Foods deal an online game changer
Sun, 18/06/17 - 22:00
By Adriana Michael


Amazon.com Inc. has officially announced the purchase of natural grocery retailer Whole Foods Market, for $13.7 billion, expected to expand markets and the online delivery of organics, potentially at lower margins and consumer prices, probably the last chance for a compan
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Official launch of “Chia de France”

Official launch of “Chia de France”
Mon, 12/06/17 - 14:00
By Adriana Michael


The official launch of the seal "Chia Produite en France" takes place at the “Cité Universitaire” in Paris on June 27th. The event is to create awareness that just 10 grams of chia seeds per day provide 100 percent of the nutritional needs of Omega 3 ou
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Our oceans, our future: partnering for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14

Our oceans, our future: partnering for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14
Mon, 05/06/17 - 10:00
By O.W.N News Network


The UN Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development will be convened at United Nations Headquarters in New York from June 5-9 2017, coinciding
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Agave: the sweet revolution in French pastry making

Agave: the sweet revolution in French pastry making
Mon, 05/06/17 - 09:00
By Steven Maxwell


Chef Christian Faure, Meilleurs Ouvriers de France (MOF)Agave is a product with multiple uses, from mezcal production to tequila to medicinal teas. But one application that has become important is the use of agave syrup as an alternative to sugar, especially for baking an
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Brazil equivalency agreements an issue despite strong future for organics

Brazil equivalency agreements an issue despite strong future for organics
Mon, 05/06/17 - 08:25
By Warren Beaumont


Major Brazilian supermarket chain, Pao de Acucar Brazil has no signed regulatory equivalence agreement in International trade and is only willing to accept equivalency agreements if other countries provide audits, a participatory guarantee system, and social control, sai
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Quebec: Reinventing Ice Cream

Quebec: Reinventing Ice Cream
Mon, 05/06/17 - 08:10
By Alexis Perikleous


Canada is a cold country. Ottawa is considered the second coldest capital in the world, after Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. However, Canadian summers can also be boiling, and with summer just around the corner, people want cold treats to help them battle the heat. Canadians
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SIAL Canada brings healthy twist to unhealthy summer snacks

SIAL Canada brings healthy twist to unhealthy summer snacks
Mon, 05/06/17 - 08:02
By Marianne Iannaci


The 14th edition of SIAL Canada International Food Show and the equipment and technology section (SET Canada) returned to the Enercare Centre in Toronto on May 2-4, 2017, allowing over 1000 exhibitors from 50 countries to introduce their food products, network, and sign n
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Diversified Communications Acquires Australia’s Naturally Good Expo

Diversified Communications Acquires Australia’s Naturally Good Expo
Mon, 05/06/17 - 08:00
By O.W.N News Network


Aisle activity, Naturally Good Expo, Sydney June 4, 2017Diversified Communications announced last week the acquisition of Naturally Good Expo in Australia from National Media, strengthening their global Natural & Organic Products brand and aligning with Diversified Co
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Mexico’s produce sector looks to organic for growth

Mexico’s produce sector looks to organic for growth
Thu, 01/06/17 - 09:10
By Steven Maxwell


Organic fresh produce is playing an increasingly important role for Mexican fruit and vegetable exporters, thanks to high demand in export markets, according to exhibitors at the recent Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Mexico event held in León, Mexico. Rising
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Australian hopes raised for sale of hemp seeds as food

Australian hopes raised for sale of hemp seeds as food
Thu, 01/06/17 - 09:00
By Warren Beaumont


Australian and New Zealand health ministers supported a draft standard at a Forum on Food Regulation, held April 28, that will allow low-THC hemp seeds to be legally sold as food. The action appears to back a report by the Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne re
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Natural Habitats champions sustainability with “Palm Oil Done Right”

Natural Habitats champions sustainability with “Palm Oil Done Right”
Thu, 01/06/17 - 08:05
By Warren Beaumont


Sterilised palm fruit before extraction of the palm oilOver the last three decades, extensive areas of primary tropical forests rich in biodiversity have been cleared and covered with monoculture palm oil plantations, especially in Indonesia and Malaysia, destroying criti
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Fresh Catch: Gourmet Peruvian dishes in a can

Fresh Catch: Gourmet Peruvian dishes in a can
Thu, 01/06/17 - 08:00
By Adriana Michael


Fresh Catch® smoked Paiche chunks with Asparagus, Artichokes and PeppersAware that there is not much innovation in the canned fish food category, Canadian firm UHTCO Corp. is launching Fresh Catch® a new line of gourmet, ready-to-serve fish meals. The line offer
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From sand quarry to food forest

From sand quarry to food forest
Wed, 31/05/17 - 16:45
By Steven Maxwell


Ian McNeel, social entrepreneur, impact investor, co-founder of Slow Food Barbados and current owner of the Walkers Sand Quarry, that through soil regeneration, organic farming and permaculture principles will turn into Walkers Reserve, a vibrant food forest.Barbados&rsqu
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Platayuc, first to hit cinemas in Germany

Platayuc, first to hit cinemas in Germany
Mon, 29/05/17 - 08:00
By Steven Maxwell


Yucca Chips are also gaining more consumer demandEcuadorian organic plantain and yucca specialist Platayuc is taking part in the launch of a major PR and marketing campaign in the EU, aimed at increasing consumer awareness of Ecuadorian export products. Part of a governm
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Pacari certified B Corp, flies first class with Emirates

Pacari certified B Corp, flies first class with Emirates
Fri, 26/05/17 - 14:00
By Warren Beaumont


Carla Barboto with Pacari's latest range of organic chocolates at BIOFACH 2017First, it was dark, raw, grown organic, and following fair trade guidelines. Then Pacaribecame the first biodynamic fine chocolate made entirely in Ecuador, from tree to bar. It is the brand wit
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US organic sales continue setting new records

US organic sales continue setting new records
Thu, 25/05/17 - 08:00
By O.W.N News Network


The Organic Trade Association (OTA) reported that market reached last year $47 billion in sales, with an increase of almost $3.7 billion from the previous year. Organic food sales increased by 8.4 percent, ($3.3 billion) from the previous year, while the growth rate in t
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Convenience Drives New Organic Product Trends at California’s Expo West

Convenience Drives New Organic Product Trends at California’s Expo West
Fri, 21/04/17 - 10:00
By Kat Schuett


From the multi-tasking mom to the time-crunched professional—today’s organic consumer is looking for conscious convenience. They want to grab and go without going off their diet and satisfy their cravings without sacrificing their principals or health. With al
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US study found toxic chemicals in fast food packaging

US study found toxic chemicals in fast food packaging
Thu, 02/03/17 - 06:59
By O.W.N News Network


One-third of fast food packaging contains chemicals known as PFASsA new US study released in February based on nationwide tests shows that many fast food chains still use food wrappers, bags, and boxes coated with highly fluorinated chemicals linked to an increased risk o
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