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Winter 2015

MadeGood™ snack bars win customers worldwide

MadeGood™ snack bars win customers worldwide
Tue, 01/12/15 - 12:59
By Warren Beaumont


Almost two years after its launch at Germany’s Anuga fair in 2013, Canadian organic snack bar brand MadeGood™ is growing in breathtaking volume and value and winning consumers seeking much healthier alternatives with “free-from” attributes. Made
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Peru cacao up, but risks on the horizon

Peru cacao up, but risks on the horizon
Tue, 01/12/15 - 12:57
By Sergio Held


Peru is emerging as a major cacao player, offering a quality crop and better end products. With an excellent climate for optimal growing conditions, and a highly trained workforce, the South American country is the 13th largest cacao producer in the world and the third
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Holy Crap introduces chocolate bar

Holy Crap introduces chocolate bar
Tue, 01/12/15 - 12:56
By Adriana Michael


Holy Crap, the most successful Canadian cereal brand that positioned chia seeds in the market, is expanding its line with its new Holy Crap Chocolate Bar. The Holy Crap’s signature fruit mix of dried cranberries, raisins, and apple bits, and a touch of cinnamon i
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BIOFACH Japan joins FOOD TABLE in JAPAN 2016

BIOFACH Japan joins FOOD TABLE in JAPAN 2016
Tue, 01/12/15 - 12:54
By Adriana Michael


Organic Expo / BIOFACH JAPAN are joining forces with other food trade events next year. The food industry in Japan has changed dynamically. It is becoming increasingly important to include food-related trends and needs from other sectors, the show organizers said. The
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VIVANESS revamps trade show concept

VIVANESS revamps trade show concept
Tue, 01/12/15 - 12:53
By O.W.N News Network


Europe’s biggest organic beauty trade show Vivaness is celebrating its first decade next year. Organiser Nürnberg Messe is planning a new layout and exciting programme to commemorate this special edition. A re-design of Hall 7A the Vivaness’ popular exh
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Berlin welcomes the natural cosmetics sector

Berlin welcomes the natural cosmetics sector
Tue, 01/12/15 - 12:52
By Annemarie Kruse


On 6th and 7th October 2015, the annual Natural Cosmetics Conference (Naturkosmetik Branchenkongress) took place in Berlin. Organised by Naturkosmetikverlag together with Messe Nürnberg, the Branchenkongress has become one of the most important dates on the calenda
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China baby formula demand strips supermarket shelves

China baby formula demand strips supermarket shelves
Tue, 01/12/15 - 12:52
By Warren Beaumont


With Chinese visitors, students, and Australian online retailers and profiteers snapping up baby formula to ship to China at huge profits of up to 100 to 200 percent, Australian consumers were faced with a major shortage of natural and organic baby formula products on t
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A New Opening for Young Thai Coconuts

A New Opening for Young Thai Coconuts
Tue, 01/12/15 - 12:51
By Joseph Unger, Ditte Christina Lustrup


Finally, a safe, fun and reliable product for opening young Thai coconuts has been invented and is now available for purchase. In response to the numerous personal accounts of injuries from knives, Dave Goodman has designed the Coco Jack and accompanying utensils to go
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Hopes rise for chia market growth

Hopes rise for chia market growth
Tue, 01/12/15 - 12:49
By Pablo Pérez Álvarez


Sales and demand for chia products have grown strongly in recent years, raising its status as an Aztec ‘superfood,’ while some producers have experienced price and supply issues. The chia seed market, hampered by turbulence since 2014, shows signs of a stea
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CHFA East Show Toronto the Biggest One Yet

CHFA East Show Toronto the Biggest One Yet
Tue, 01/12/15 - 12:48
By Marni Andrews


It was a beautiful weekend for the annual CHFA East show in Toronto on Sept. 19 and 20, 2015. Canada’s largest conference and trade show for the natural health and organics industry was laid out over 95,000 sq. ft. in the vast Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC
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Edible insects and other top trends at Sustainable Food Summit

Edible insects and other top trends at Sustainable Food Summit
Tue, 01/12/15 - 12:00
By O.W.N News Network


As the UN declares 2016 the international year of pulses, the sixth edition of the North American Sustainable Foods Summit in San Francisco on 20-22 January 2016 will open with a keynote presentation on plant-based proteins. Daniel Imrie-Situnayake, Co-Founder of Tiny
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Wellness is making a big splash all over

Wellness is making a big splash all over
Tue, 01/12/15 - 11:59
By Rudyard Otter, Marlene Otter


London UK, home of many international exhibitions including Natural & Organic Products Europe’s forthcoming b2b event April 17-18, has been particularly buoyant on the Wellness front, a sector that is now worth $3.4 trillion annually according to the 2014 Spa
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Pacari wins ten medals at London International Chocolate Awards

Pacari wins ten medals at London International Chocolate Awards
Tue, 01/12/15 - 11:58
By Warren Beaumont


Pacari Chocolate, the Ecuadorian gourmet, organic and biodynamic certified chocolate maker received ten new medals from the International Chocolate Awards (ICA), the most important contest in the fine chocolate industry. Pacari was recognised for its remarkable, innovat
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New facilities and initiatives strengthen Best Ground globally

New facilities and initiatives strengthen Best Ground globally
Tue, 01/12/15 - 06:45
By Warren Beaumont


Mexico’s Best Ground has introduced new actions and products to position itself more strongly as a global supplier of high-quality agave sweeteners and ‘superfoods’ such as chia. Warren Beaumont reports. Best Ground has launched its first Fairtrade cer
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How Organic Farming can Solve Global Warming

How Organic Farming can Solve Global Warming
Tue, 01/12/15 - 06:37
By O.W.N News Network


Could organic farming solve global warming? For the population of a planet asking serious questions about our survivability, the answer lies just under our feet, in the soil. Craig Sams shared the evidence for this promising declaration during his recent presentation &l
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Chia wave hits Japan

Chia wave hits Japan
Tue, 01/12/15 - 05:28
By Annemarie Kruse


Chia seeds and other superfoods have finally reached Japan. Over the last six months, some of the larger domestic supermarket chains and organic specialty stores have added superfood products, such as chia seeds, coconut oil, wheatgrass, acai berry and maca powder, to t
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Scandinavian shows continue expanding

Scandinavian shows continue expanding
Tue, 01/12/15 - 02:03
By O.W.N News Network


MalmöMässan, in Sweden, hosted nearly 4,000 attendees Nov.1-2 for the Nordic Organic Food Fair and Natural Products Scandinavia. The co-located trade shows are now the Nordic regions biggest for natural and organic food and drink, health, beauty, eco-living an
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ICA Sweden reports organic sales boost, climate-neutral target

ICA Sweden reports organic sales boost, climate-neutral target
Tue, 01/12/15 - 01:26
By O.W.N News Network


Sales for Sweden’s largest supermarket group ICA Sweden rose by 3.7% in November 2015 compared with the corresponding month in 2014, while like-for-like (same store) stores increased by 3.1% as organic products continued to help drive sales. November 2015 sales in
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Pinnacle acquires Boulder Brands

Pinnacle acquires Boulder Brands
Tue, 01/12/15 - 01:22
By O.W.N News Network


Two more acquisitions followed a large number of North American mergers and acquisitions involving organic & health groups taking over similar brands in 2015 and conventional food groups moving into organic & health. Pinnacle Foods Inc. and Boulder Brands, Inc. a
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Traditional Chinese medicines “not fit for human consumption”

Traditional Chinese medicines “not fit for human consumption”
Tue, 01/12/15 - 01:20
By O.W.N News Network


Traditional Chinese medicines (TCMs), part of the growing global trend to increased use of herbal and complementary medicines, may lose some of its glow after new Australian research found the products contained traces of pharmaceuticals, heavy metals, stimulants and even
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McCormick unveils its Flavour Forecast for 2016

McCormick unveils its Flavour Forecast for 2016
Tue, 01/12/15 - 01:17
By O.W.N News Network


McCormick, the world’s largest spice company, plans to roll out more organic and natural flavors and become almost entirely organic and non-GMO by 2016. The US-based company, a global leader in spices, seasoning mixes, condiments, and flavor products, has unveiled i
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BIOFACH 2016 presents diversity of the organic industry

BIOFACH 2016 presents diversity of the organic industry
Tue, 01/12/15 - 01:15
By O.W.N News Network


From external catering to the organic future, on 10 to 13 February 2016, at the Nuremberg exhibition center, the focus will once again be entirely on the international sector for organic products at the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food, BIOFACH 2016. Ove
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FDA calls for comment over use of “Natural” in food labels

FDA calls for comment over use of “Natural” in food labels
Tue, 01/12/15 - 01:10
By O.W.N News Network


The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seeking comments on the use of the term ‘natural’ for the labeling of human food products. The unexpected move by the US regulatory agency comes after many years of avoiding the growing issue and more recently sinc
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Paris Agreement won’t succeed without empowering agro-ecological practices

Paris Agreement won’t succeed without empowering agro-ecological practices
Tue, 01/12/15 - 01:08
By O.W.N News Network


Saturday, December 12 saw 195 countries commit to keeping global warming well below 2°C and the pursuit of efforts to keep it under 1.5°C. The organic movement urges countries to include agro-ecological practices in their policies dealing with climate change to en
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Q-Organic Wins Award at NPS For Most Unique Product of The Year

Q-Organic Wins Award at NPS For Most Unique Product of The Year
Tue, 01/12/15
By Ditte Christina Lustrup


Q-Organic won the Award for “The Most Unique Product 2015,” at the Nordic Organic Food Fair, November 1-2 in Malmö, Sweden. The Peruvian raw organic cacao nibs with yacon syrup introduced by the Danish firm stood out in a field of strong competition. In
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