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Winter 2017

Mexico: attractive market for organic trade

Mexico: attractive market for organic trade
Mon, 04/12/17 - 09:00
By Adriana Michael


The 5th edition of the annual Mexican Healthy Products Summit is returning to Puerto Vallarta. This popular and successful trade event will be hosted at the Sheraton Buganvilias Resort & Convention Center on January 26-28, 2018. The Summit offers a cost-effective way
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Ecovia ready for 8th North America Foods Summit

Ecovia ready for 8th North America Foods Summit
Fri, 01/12/17 - 09:00
By Adriana Michael


The 8th North American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit returns to San Francisco on 30-31st January. Organized by UK based Ecovia Intelligence (formerly known as Organic Monitor) the agenda during the two-day event is structured in four sessions with speakers cover
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“Community” now central to PCC Natural Markets

“Community” now central to PCC Natural Markets
Thu, 16/11/17 - 09:00
By Warren Beaumont


PCC Natural Markets, now has a new name – PCC Community Markets – reflecting its community-focused mission and new services celebrating local producers, organic foods and healthy eating. The name change was announced in September, by community-owned PCC Natura
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Measuring Sustainability

Measuring Sustainability
Wed, 15/11/17 - 08:00
By Adriana Michael


SFTA members such as Nutiva, Wholesum Harvest, and Viva Tierra are making significant progress in sustainable packaging using a high percentage of recycled and recyclable materials. Some are making improvements that allow them to ship more efficiently. The Sustainable Foo
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A step closer to zero waste

A step closer to zero waste
Wed, 15/11/17 - 07:30
By Warren Beaumont


Numi launched completely compostable tea bag wraps Going 'Beyond Organic' and providing truly sustainable, recyclable, biodegradable and compostable packaging with low environmental impact is becoming an important achievement for companies selling certified organic food
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Bitters in Bloom, herbs growing in health market

Bitters in Bloom, herbs growing in health market
Fri, 10/11/17 - 08:00
By Warren Beaumont


Dandelion herbal teas and coffee substitutes are one of the bitter herbs in demand in the specialist channel.A recent SPINS research Trend Watch looked at some emerging but lesser-known botanical herbs and highlighted Dandelion, Wormwood, Ginger, Reishi and Turmeric and o
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'Dirty' Cocoa' fells West Africa's rainforest

'Dirty' Cocoa' fells West Africa's rainforest
Thu, 02/11/17
By O.W.N News Network


More than 90 percent of the protected land in Ivory Coast has been lost to coca farming. Caption Mighty EarthBig supermarkets have chocolate aisles full of dark and milk chocolate blocks, often at unbelievable discount prices while growers earn a pittance. Now the convent
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Kellogg, Nestle snap up US snack bar, vegan foods

Kellogg, Nestle snap up US snack bar, vegan foods
Wed, 01/11/17
By Warren Beaumont


RXBAR protein bars.Big food makers are betting on healthier and environmentally-conscious foods and tapping into new brands to make up for falling sales of sugary, processed products. Kellogg is buying protein-bar Maker RXBAR for $600 Million, while Nestle is expanding it
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Swedish agency maps hazardous chemicals

Swedish agency maps hazardous chemicals
Tue, 03/10/17 - 10:30
By Warren Beaumont


The Swedish Chemicals Agency will map hazardous substances in rubber, silicone, paper and board; targeting chemicals of concern not yet regulated in the EU. In an article published on September 19, 2017, regulatory news provider Chemical Watch reported that the Swedish C
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Danish retailer pushes for ban on PFASs and bisphenols

Danish retailer pushes for ban on PFASs and bisphenols
Mon, 02/10/17 - 09:00
By Warren Beaumont


Coop Denmark, which operates major supermarkets such as Super Brugsen, Irma and Fakta, has launched a campaign on ‘cocktails’ of hazardous chemicals in consumer products, and urged the Danish government to ban per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) and
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Moderate fat consumption better than high carbohydrate diet

Moderate fat consumption better than high carbohydrate diet
Wed, 30/08/17 - 11:00
By Warren Beaumont


Diane van Zwanenberg of Coconut Matter, Hong Kong, showing Nuilife's certified organic coconut oil from the Solomon Islands at NOPA Hong KongA new longitudinal cohort study published by UK medical journal The Lancet could help raise the profile of saturated fats such as c
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SunOpta exits flexible re-sealable pouch products

SunOpta exits flexible re-sealable pouch products
Mon, 21/08/17 - 10:15
By O.W.N News Network


Major Vancouver, Canada based organic and natural/non-GMO foods manufacturer SunOpta pulled a major surprise in mid-2017 when it announced it has signed a definitive agreement to sell equipment used in the production of flexible, re-sealable pouches from its Allentown, PA
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