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Green Latin America Bioeconomy Workshop in Nuremberg

Green Latin America Bioeconomy Workshop in Nuremberg
Mon, 29/01/18 - 08:00
By Adriana Michael


Planeta Organico, organizers of the b2b event Green Rio 2018, will celebrate the Green Latin America Bioeconomy Workshop on February 13th, in Nuremberg, Germany. The initiative, supported by GIZ (German Corporation for International Cooperation GmbH), takes place one day
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IFOAM alarm over new GE techniques exemption

IFOAM alarm over new GE techniques exemption
Fri, 26/01/18 - 10:20
By O.W.N News Network


Campaigners opposing new plant breeding techniques at protests in Brussels on 17 January called on the European Commission to “prevent GMOs entering the EU market through the back door”, as the debate intensifies over whether genetic engineering techniques sho
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OTA action over livestock rules

OTA action over livestock rules
Fri, 26/01/18 - 10:10
By O.W.N News Network


While the US Organic Trade Association (OTA) had good news after the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded the OTA nearly $850,000 for 2018 market promotion, the OTA launched a campaign in December after the USDA announced it would withdraw the Organic Livestock and
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EU consumer group slams EC over nutrient profiles

EU consumer group slams EC over nutrient profiles
Fri, 26/01/18 - 10:00
By O.W.N News Network


European Consumer Organization, BEUC and member organizations from 11 countries have called on the EU Commission to swiftly publish the nutrient profiles in 2018 which are now nine years late being implemented, following the EU Commission’s long-standing failure to
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Natexpo's organic success goes to Lyon

Natexpo's organic success goes to Lyon
Fri, 26/01/18 - 08:05
By Warren Beaumont


If one word could sum up NATEXPO, it would be “successful” with nine out of ten visitors saying the exhibition is the essential must-attend event in France for France's EUR7 billion organic sector, according to a visitor survey. Now that the show has become a
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Amazon grocery lift from WFM 365, Germany acquisition?

Amazon grocery lift from WFM 365, Germany acquisition?
Fri, 26/01/18 - 08:00
By Warren Beaumont


Amazon's food and beverage sales gained a boost after it grabbed more grocery turnover in 2017 through sales of Whole Food Markets 365 private label, while a major Amazon grocery move is predicted in Germany and possibly for Whole Foods in Australia. Amazon’s groce
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Bio-Beurs: Gateway to the Dutch organic market

Bio-Beurs: Gateway to the Dutch organic market
Thu, 25/01/18 - 07:50
By Adriana Michael


The latest Bio-Beurs Dutch Organic Trade Fair returned to Ijsselhallen in Zwolle, Netherlands on January 17-18, 2018. The Netherlands is already a key player when it comes to the importation and exportation of organic products all over the globe, but with the organic mark
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Ocado clicks into Canada grocery with Sobeys deal

Ocado clicks into Canada grocery with Sobeys deal
Wed, 24/01/18 - 08:35
By O.W.N News Network


Following its recent agreement with French supermarket Group Casino, the UK's Ocado Group plc (Ocado) and Sobeys Inc. (Sobeys) have signed an international partnership to develop an online grocery business in Canada using the Ocado Smart Platform (OSP), that should help t
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Carrefour's big strategic plan, China retail deals

Carrefour's big strategic plan, China retail deals
Wed, 24/01/18 - 08:30
By O.W.N News Network


Carrefour Group announced a major transformation plan with EUR2 billion in cost savings including voluntary redundancies and closing of 273 ex DIA stores, and EUR5 billion each for expansion of organic sales and food e-commerce and followed it with a potential strategic i
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Canada’s organic market boom says COTA report

Canada’s organic market boom says COTA report
Wed, 24/01/18 - 08:20
By Clara Paz


A new report has found that more Canadian shoppers purchased organic items weekly (66 per cent) in 2017, up 10 percent from 2016, with Millennials (83 percent), University Graduates (78 percent), Albertans (74 percent), Families (72 percent) and Men (67 percent) the top w
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Highlights at the EU Sustainable Cosmetics Summit

Highlights at the EU Sustainable Cosmetics Summit
Mon, 22/01/18 - 09:00
By O.W.N News Network


About 140 senior executives from the beauty industry convened in Paris for the European edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, hosted at the Paris Marriott Champs-Elysées on 6-8 November, where discussions centered on green formulations, sustainable sourcing,
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Unilever boosts 'natural' beauty with Schmidt's Naturals

Unilever boosts 'natural' beauty with Schmidt's Naturals
Fri, 19/01/18 - 09:00
By O.W.N News Network


Global food and personal care giant Unilever has its sights on the growing natural skin care and beauty market with the launch of its newest personal care brands ApotheCARE and Love Beauty and Planet in the US from late 2017/January, then announced in December it will buy
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Summit's insights into Asia sustainable foods

Summit's insights into Asia sustainable foods
Thu, 18/01/18 - 11:00
By O.W.N News Network


Specialist research, training and consultancy group Ecovia Intelligence reported a successful conclusion to the first-ever Asia-Pacific edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit held in Singapore late November. About 100 senior executives from the regional food industry att
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