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IFOAM announced winners of the 2017 OFIA awards

IFOAM announced winners of the 2017 OFIA awards
Fri, 10/11/17 - 13:30
By O.W.N News Network


The winners of the 2017 Organic Farming Innovation Awards (OFIA) were announced on 10 November 2017 at an awards ceremony during the Organic World Congress in New Delhi, India announced IFOAM Organics International in a release. Winner of the OFIA Grand Prize Mr. Mike H
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Natural Products Scandinavia returns to Malmo

Natural Products Scandinavia returns to Malmo
Mon, 06/11/17 - 20:15
By O.W.N News Network


The 6th edition of Natural Products Scandinavia and the Nordic Food Fair are returning to MalmöMässan in the fairtrade city of Malmo, Sweden 15-16 of November. Over 400 exhibitors will greet around 5500 trade visitors and present their latest natural and organic
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France cuts subsidy for organic farmers

France cuts subsidy for organic farmers
Wed, 01/11/17 - 20:44
By Warren Beaumont


French president Emmanuel Macron's ambitions to shake up the food sector and ensure producers are price setters rather than price takers, addressing the imbalance of power in the food sector that would return more money to farmers, are at odds with French government plans
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Amazon flags new grocery format with Whole Foods integration

Amazon flags new grocery format with Whole Foods integration
Wed, 01/11/17 - 20:11
By O.W.N News Network


According to US business news sources such as Quartz and Reuters, Amazon is working on developing new grocery store formats as part of its integration with natural and organic chain Whole Foods Market. The new concept will be where online meets offline for Amazon and its
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Scotland targets organic in schools and catering following Denmark’s success

Scotland targets organic in schools and catering following Denmark’s success
Wed, 01/11/17 - 20:03
By O.W.N News Network


An ambitious program from the Soil Association in the UK to have more organic meals served in public sector kitchens received a boost in October, following calls by the Soil Association Scotland for healthier food to be provided on the menu and as a way of life in schools
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Major leadership changes for IFOAM – Organics International

Major leadership changes for IFOAM – Organics International
Wed, 01/11/17 - 20:00
By Warren Beaumont


The senior leadership of IFOAM – Organics International is about to change in the next half-year from November when The General Assembly of IFOAM – Organics International will elect a new world board and a new president on 12-13 November 2017, in New Delhi, fo
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Unilever launches organic tea, acquires Brazil's Mae Terra

Unilever launches organic tea, acquires Brazil's Mae Terra
Wed, 01/11/17
By Warren Beaumont


Lipton works with Rainforest Alliance to ensure tea is sourced sustainablyFollowing its acquisition of the world's fastest-growing organic tea brand in UK organic herbal tea company Pukka Herbs Ltd in September, the US division of UK-Dutch food conglomerate Unilever said
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 The world’s largest international food fair confirms sustainable megatrends

The world’s largest international food fair confirms sustainable megatrends
Fri, 20/10/17 - 10:05
By Adriana Michael


Anuga, the world’s most significant food event which takes place in Cologne every two years, closed its 34th edition this month, with 7,405 exhibitors from 107 countries showcasing their latest products to 165,000 trade visitors from 198 countries. According to the
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Loblaw cuts 500 jobs as big grocers go digital

Loblaw cuts 500 jobs as big grocers go digital
Wed, 18/10/17 - 10:00
By Warren Beaumont


Loblaw's MarketCanada's largest grocery chain Loblaw Companies Ltd is cutting about 500 jobs across the company, and plans to reinvest the savings into digital and e-commerce services, the company said on October 16 as Loblaw, competitor Metro and US chain Ahold step up t
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