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First chia cultivated in France

First chia cultivated in France
Wed, 25/01/17 - 11:01
By Adriana Michael


PANAM Semences recently announced that it would be the first company to bring to market ORURO®, a chia seed variety growing well in the south of France. Established in Chile as Semameris in 1986, the Franco-Chilean Group started PANAM in France in 1998. The family-own
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Bolivian Chia Sector Proposes ‘Clean Chia’ Initiative

Bolivian Chia Sector Proposes ‘Clean Chia’ Initiative
Sat, 17/12/16 - 20:49
By Freek Jan Koekoek


At a well-attended meeting parallel to SIAL Paris in October, the Bolivian chia sector presented its vision to develop ‘clean chia.’ It also provided a production forecast. Bolivia has become one of the leading producers, along with Argentina and Paraguay, of
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Andean Grain expands into new markets

Andean Grain expands into new markets
Mon, 12/12/16 - 19:34
By Warren Beaumont


South American producer Andean Grain Products is expanding its organic & conventional chia into retail-ready products, helped by increasing demand for high-quality omega-3 products and vegetarian proteins. Warren Beaumont spoke with company co-founder Thomas Spillane
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Mamma Chia helps drive chia seed renaissance

Mamma Chia helps drive chia seed renaissance
Fri, 17/06/16 - 06:57
By Warren Beaumont


Mamma Chia, started by entrepreneur Janie Hoffman in 2009, has become a strong US based chia brand that besides an amazing and delicious line of energy drinks and bars has a strong commitment to sustainability and social justice programs. Here is some information Ms. Ho
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Bolivian Chia Consortium targets leadership in sustainable seed

Bolivian Chia Consortium targets leadership in sustainable seed
Thu, 16/06/16 - 07:00
By Adriana Michael, Warren Beaumont


Chia seed, one of the most important ‘superfood’ crops now grown in Bolivia, was a major topic at BIOFACH 2016 in Nuremberg this year. The Netherlands’ Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI) presented a Bolivian chia market
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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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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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Chia World

Chia World
Tue, 25/08/15 - 10:22
By O.W.N News Network


Introducing a new feature with all news related to chia, the tiny slavia hispanica white and black seed. If you are a chia producer, processor or trader and would like to contribute to CHIA WORLD please contact wbeaumont@organicwellnessnews.com Organic & Wellness N
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GoldFoods: Top superfoods from field to shelf

GoldFoods: Top superfoods from field to shelf
Mon, 02/02/15
By Adriana Michael


Pedro Peñalver Fernández (left) and Juan Pablo AltamiranoWith 20 years experience growing food, farmers Juan Pablo Altamirano and Pedro Peñalver Fernández saw great potential in the chia business, a crop introduced from Central America to Argen
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Chia seeds and prickly pear revive ancient superfoods

Chia seeds and prickly pear revive ancient superfoods
Sun, 19/10/14 - 22:39
By Warren Beaumont


The rediscovery of ancient foods like quinoa has now opened the door for other forgotten plants to go global. The prickly pear cactus and chia seeds are two of the latest such examples, having both been used by the ancient Aztecs. According to global research company Min
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2014 The ‘Year of Chia?’

2014 The ‘Year of Chia?’
Wed, 25/06/14 - 23:34
By Warren Beaumont


Supply bottlenecks for organic chia sourcing reported by O.W.N. in May 2013 due to higher demand and lower crop yields appear to have eased this year, with a resulting drop in price, while some suppliers believe there are major issues over chia transparency and quality in
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New application for chia seeds approval in EU as novel food

New application for chia seeds approval in EU as novel food
Fri, 13/12/13 - 13:15


UK company Nutrisure has asked the UK Food Standards Agency’s expert advisers on novel foods to consider an application and an opinion for chia seeds to be approved for use in the European Union (EU) under the simplified approval procedure. Views were sought on the
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Chia supply bottleneck, Naturkost confident of meeting more demand

Chia supply bottleneck, Naturkost confident of meeting more demand
Fri, 31/05/13 - 09:59
By Warren Beaumont


Continuing shortages of popular ‘superfood’ ingredient chia were cited by researcher Euromonitor and major organic and natural foods supplier Hain Celestial as a growing issue in April and March. Hain Celestial says second half chia pricing was expected to be
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Spotlight on chia in cereal bars

Spotlight on chia in cereal bars
Sun, 06/05/12 - 14:21
By Warren Beaumont, Adriana Michael


From animal clay shapes with sprouted seeds popular in the U.S. market during the 1980s, to superfood known by a few foodies and found at some natural health food stores in the 1990s, Chia seeds have been gaining momentum during the last five years reaching now the full s
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Breakfast of Champions in Only Two Tablespoons

Breakfast of Champions in Only Two Tablespoons
Mon, 02/04/12 - 20:00
By Chelsea Kerrington


The Aztecs valued it more highly than gold. It was used by ancient warriors, and is now used by modern day athletes, to achieve optimal health and physical performance. While some of us still associate it with a novelty terracotta planter that quickly sprouts into fluffy
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