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Mintel’s six key global food and drink trends to continue in 2017

Mintel’s six key global food and drink trends to continue in 2017
Wed, 25/01/17 - 10:10
By O.W.N News Network


Market intelligence agency Mintel announced in November six key trends set to impact the global food and drink market in 2017 – highlighting this will be a year of extremes, from “ancient” products including grains, recipes, practices and traditions to t
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Oatdeal's smoothies warm up Canada's winter

Oatdeal's smoothies warm up Canada's winter
Wed, 25/01/17 - 10:01
By Warren Beaumont


OatDeal 30g pouches for individual servings OATDEAL, based in Saskatoon, the largest city in Canada's Saskatchewan province, has produced the first gluten-free, dried oat-based smoothie mix made with 100 percent oats grown in the Canadian Prairies and 100 percent Can
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Clean labels and plant protein drive new gluten-free foods

Clean labels and plant protein drive new gluten-free foods
Tue, 24/01/17 - 07:05
By O.W.N News Network


The gluten-free industry is capitalizing on consumer demand for clean labels, marketer transparency and vegan- & vegetarian-friendly products, confirmed Market research company Packaged Facts in its report, Gluten-Free Foods in the U.S. 6th Edition, launched in Novemb
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Chufa – the tigernut

Chufa – the tigernut
Thu, 25/06/15 - 18:53
By Ditte Christina Lustrup


Organic Gemini has introduced an attractive line of Chufa productsUntil recently the use and consumptions of Chufa, also called the tigernut, has been limited to the Mediterranean, but the word of its health benefits is spreading beyond this region. Despite the name, the
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Vegetarian diet offers lower risk of colorectal cancer

Vegetarian diet offers lower risk of colorectal cancer
Sun, 05/04/15 - 13:23
By O.W.N News Network


People on vegetarian diets that also eat some fish are associated with an overall lower incidence of colorectal cancers and have a much lower risk compared with non-vegetarians, a large U.S. study has found. The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine online on March
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Top Trends identified at BIOFACH Germany 2015

Top Trends identified at BIOFACH Germany 2015
Thu, 05/03/15
By Warren Beaumont


Among the top trends seen at BIOFACH 2015 in February were raw and vegan from chocolates to raw nuts and spreads; more use of low GI sweeteners with yacon becoming the center of attention; more free-from and gluten-free foods; and bigger ranges of Ancient grain products s
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Conventional outlets shift to healthy products

Conventional outlets shift to healthy products
Wed, 04/02/15 - 11:38
By Warren Beaumont


We are in the midst of a shift in our food supply toward natural, clean and healthy products. The evolution is evident not only in the climbing dollar sales of natural and organic products, nearing $100 billion this year, but also in the growing number of mainstream retai
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Dieticians pick Top Diet Trends for 2015

Dieticians pick Top Diet Trends for 2015
Mon, 02/02/15 - 21:03


Will 2015 be gluten-free? Is Paleo out? Are we eating carbs yet? Is kale still the Queen of Greens or will nuts, seeds or cauliflower take the throne? The annual ‘What’s Trending in Nutrition’ Survey from Pollock Communications and Today’s Dietitia
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Healthy Nordic diet helps reduce inflammation

Healthy Nordic diet helps reduce inflammation
Sun, 01/02/15 - 17:58
By Warren Beaumont


A study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (January 2015 vol. 101) has found that a healthy Nordic diet reduces inflammatory gene expression in abdominal fat tissue compared with a control diet independent of body weight changes. Previously, a health
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White tea shows anti-cancer protective effects

White tea shows anti-cancer protective effects
Sun, 01/02/15 - 17:50
By Warren Beaumont


Studies published in 2013 added to the growing body of evidence showing that tea consumption has the ability to help prevent chronic illness (More evidence shows drinking tea improves health, Organic & Wellness News Spring 2014) and now a new study published in the jo
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Book Review: The Myths of Safe Pesticides

Book Review: The Myths of Safe Pesticides
Sun, 01/02/15 - 12:34
By Warren Beaumont


Andre Leu, president of the International Federation of Organic Movements (IFOAM) and an experienced organic farmer in Australia has published a must-read book called The Myths of Safe Pesticides that questions the corporate misinformation, lack of safety and scientific e
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Speciality food trends on show at 40th Winter Fancy Food Show

Speciality food trends on show at 40th Winter Fancy Food Show
Wed, 07/01/15 - 15:55


The U.S. West Coast’s largest specialty food and beverage trade show, the 40th Winter Fancy Food Show, returns to the Moscone Center, San Francisco from Sunday, January 11 to Tuesday, January 13, 2015. Retailers and buyers can discover 80,000 on-trend and best-in-c
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Golden grass offers sustainable alternative to fashion jewelry

Golden grass offers sustainable alternative to fashion jewelry
Sun, 19/10/14 - 22:02
By Andrew Ofstehage


Cattle avoid eating Capim dourado (Syngonanthus nitens) an Amazonia grass, in favor of other plants, but artisans in the region seek it out. Capim dourado, or golden grass, grows wild in Amazonian Tocantins, which lies at the eastern edge of the Amazon and the edge of the
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Top Ten New Product Trends at Expo East

Top Ten New Product Trends at Expo East
Fri, 03/10/14 - 14:01
By Kat Schuett


There was certainly no lack of innovation at the 29th Natural Products Expo East, held in Baltimore, Maryland September 17-20. The United States’ second largest, organic and healthy products event brought together more new exhibitors and new products than ever befor
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Expect new consumer profiles says the 2015 NEXT Forecast

Expect new consumer profiles says the 2015 NEXT Forecast
Thu, 02/10/14
By O.W.N News Network


The natural products industry will see new consumer profiles jumping on the healthy lifestyles bandwagon, demanding organic foods and sustainable products, a finding of the NEXT Accelerator, developed by New Hope Natural Media, organizers of the Natural Products Expo West
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Organic: Key for Sustainable Agriculture

Organic: Key for Sustainable Agriculture
Wed, 01/10/14 - 21:29
By Warren Beaumont


Key EU policy-makers and organic stakeholders met at the 8th European Organic Congress in Bari, Italy in mid September and agreed, that the EU must support the development of the organic sector across Europe to achieve a sustainable agricultural system that benefits peopl
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The return of the banana

The return of the banana
Sun, 20/07/14 - 21:30
By Adriana Michael


Looking for the ultimate snack that meets all of your requirements? One that consumers of all ages and tastes will find delicious, nutritious, convenient, affordable and sustainable? Try Barnana®. It is a whole banana in a bar, in bite sizes- an innovative solution, i
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South American foods tap ancient flavors for beverage success

South American foods tap ancient flavors for beverage success
Wed, 25/06/14 - 23:14
By O.W.N News Network


According to market researcher Packaged Facts, South American vegetables, grains and seeds are helping innovators tap ancient, global flavours for beverage success. In recent years, the beverages industry has been transformed by the innovation of once routine thirst-appea
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The future of the (Andean) quinoa market

The future of the (Andean) quinoa market
Wed, 25/06/14 - 21:40
By Warren Beaumont


Held at BioFach 2014 in Nuremberg, Germany was a seminar and discussion on the future of the (Andean) quinoa market, convened by the Netherlands CBI – Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries – led by Eva Smulder of CBI. About 50 people f
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Ancient grain improves chronic IBS condition

Ancient grain improves chronic IBS condition
Wed, 25/06/14 - 21:30
By O.W.N News Network


The first human study to be conducted comparing the effects of modern wheat versus Khorasan (kamut) wheat on people suffering from a chronic health problem, irritable bowell syndrome, Effect of Triticum turgidum subsp. turanicum wheat on irritable bowel syndrome: a double
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Living the “raw” lifestyle with Manuela Scalini

Living the “raw” lifestyle with Manuela Scalini
Wed, 25/06/14 - 21:29
By Adriana Michael


When international Brazilian born Raw Food Chef and Certified Yoga Instructor Manuela Scalini landed in Barbados in 2010, she knew this tiny lush island between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean offered the perfect stage for her culinary workshops and her “ R
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The E-Waste Crisis: A Hidden Menace

The E-Waste Crisis: A Hidden Menace
Wed, 25/06/14 - 21:28
By Sookie Lioncourt


In the past few years, we’ve seen the Green Revolution reach record-breaking levels of participation from all sectors. In 2008, 25 big companies including the Bank of America, General Electric, and even McDonald’s made headlines when they made the commitment t
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VIVANESS: Hot trends and products for natural cosmetics market

VIVANESS: Hot trends and products for natural cosmetics market
Mon, 03/03/14 - 12:23
By Warren Beaumont


The eighth edition of VIVANESS, the International Trade Fair for Natural Personal Care, was held from February 11-15 along with BIOFACH. This year, 192 exhibitors from 30 countries presented their products on a net space of 4,874 m², with many newcomers and niche bra
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2014, The Year of Retail Contradictions

2014, The Year of Retail Contradictions
Fri, 07/02/14 - 00:25
By O.W.N News Network


Global retail branding and sourcing expert Daymon Worldwide has released its eight ‘Global Retail Trends Predictions for 2014 and Beyond’ to help retailers successfully address the contradictory, challenging realities facing the industry in 2014, dubbed by US-
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Peter Is captures growing trend for specialty ice cream

Peter Is captures growing trend for specialty ice cream
Fri, 07/02/14 - 00:23
By Cat Kolonko


Many consumers perceive ice cream as an indulgent treat worthy of a premium price. Perhaps that is why globally, retail ice cream revenue is predicted to reach $74 billion in the next four years, according to researchandmarkets.com. While far reaching international compa
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Sacha inchi: Ready to take off

Sacha inchi: Ready to take off
Thu, 06/02/14 - 13:48
By Lesly Vera


Following the 2013 approval of Sacha inchi (Plukenetia volubilis) oil and seeds for food application in Europe under the novel food legislation, the perennial plant from the Peruvian Amazon is attracting great interest in the specialty food and natural cosmetics sectors.
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Specialty tea suppliers benefit from changing consumer tastes

Specialty tea suppliers benefit from changing consumer tastes
Tue, 04/02/14 - 23:45
By Warren Beaumont


Organic, fair & ethical tea companies are benefiting from a global tea revival and consumer support for pesticide-free, sustainable tea, while retailer’s shelves are packed with an increasing range of tea varieties and flavors. Whether its high tea in a sophist
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Libre Tea Reflects Vision of What and Where Tea Can Be

Libre Tea Reflects Vision of What and Where Tea Can Be
Tue, 04/02/14 - 23:44
By Adriana Michael


“We believe that capturing a blissful tea moment, wherever you happen to be, allow you to connect and reflect – with yourself and the world.” This is how eco-conscious entrepreneur Wendy Weir introduces the inspiration and concept of Libre Tea, her thri
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Winter Fancy Food Show identifies new trends

Winter Fancy Food Show identifies new trends
Tue, 04/02/14 - 11:38
By Lori L. Rice


The 39th Winter Fancy Food Show took place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif. on January 19 – 21. Over 1,300 exhibitors from 35 countries and regions featured 80,000 products at what is considered the West Coast’s largest specialty food and beverag
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Sustainable Brands Give New Meaning to “Waste”

Sustainable Brands Give New Meaning to “Waste”
Tue, 04/02/14 - 05:28
By Kat Schuett


Although the word “sustainability” doesn’t include the letters “re,” this combo is a critical part of its core meaning, from recycling and reusing, to inspiring us to rethink every step of how we do business. The theme for the Sustainable Br
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More evidence shows drinking tea improves health

More evidence shows drinking tea improves health
Mon, 03/02/14 - 00:28
By Warren Beaumont


Decades worth of research show that tea may help prevent chronic illnesses. And new research shows tea helps promote weight loss and maintain a healthy weight, improve bone health and activate areas of the brain that bolster attention, problem solving and mood. While the
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Signature Estates enjoys USA organic, tea revival

Signature Estates enjoys USA organic, tea revival
Mon, 03/02/14 - 00:26
By Warren Beaumont


Signature Estates teas come from the Darjeeling, Assam and the Nilgiris regions of India that have been run by the Chatterjee family for a hundred years, with 14 family estates producing tea that is all certified 100% pure by the Indian Tea Board and certified organic by
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Natural & Organic Products Asia Expo debuts in Hong Kong

Natural & Organic Products Asia Expo debuts in Hong Kong
Mon, 27/01/14 - 13:03
By O.W.N News Network


Following 17 years of continued success running the flagship exhibition & conference Natural & Organic Products Europe in London, UK and the Award winning Natural Products Scandinavia in Malmo, Sweden, the first edition of Natural & Organic Products Asia will
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The Original Sin

The Original Sin
Mon, 27/01/14 - 13:00
By O.W.N News Network


By Antony Calo The Challenge One of the main challenges for the organic industry is to be able to assure clients that their products are genuine and to show their origins. There is a need for transparency and traceability from field to the end consumer. Organic supplier
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Health & ethical attributes help Styx expand

Health & ethical attributes help Styx expand
Thu, 14/11/13 - 13:43
By Warren Beaumont


Made by Taste&Beauty of Ober-Grafendorf, Austria, Styx chocolate has enjoyed increasing demand for its organic and sustainably made chocolates in 2013, led by the introduction of the Styx brand into Russia. Styx’s origin had its beginning in the idyllic and dee
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Germany has the sweetest tooth in Europe

Germany has the sweetest tooth in Europe
Wed, 13/11/13 - 19:41
By O.W.N News Network


While the Western European chocolate confectionery market reached a sweet £19 billion (pounds) in 2012, it looks like it is the Germans who have the sweetest tooth in Europe, according to the latest research from Mintel in October. Germany accounted for a quarter (
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Riverside Natural Foods Ltd. launches MadeGood™

Riverside Natural Foods Ltd. launches MadeGood™
Mon, 26/08/13 - 11:49
By O.W.N News Network


MadeGood™, a new brand of healthy organic snacks is launching globally in Anuga Germany this fall. Riverside Natural Foods Ltd. hopes to take with its new brand healthy snacking to the next level by combining proprietary technology with nutrient rich, minimally proc
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Packaging: Key topic at upcoming Sustainable Cosmetics Summits

Packaging: Key topic at upcoming Sustainable Cosmetics Summits
Tue, 20/08/13 - 10:59
By O.W.N News Network


Research and consulting firmOrganic Monitor will host its second edition of the Latin American Sustainable Cosmetics Summit September 18-20 in Sao Paulo. Sustainable packaging is a focal theme of this event and also at its European edition this fall. Discussion topics inc
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The future of eco-labels: Focus at Amsterdam Sustainable Food Summit

The future of eco-labels: Focus at Amsterdam Sustainable Food Summit
Fri, 05/07/13
By Paula Salazar


The 5th European edition of the Sustainable Food Summit offered by Organic Monitor took place 6-7 June at the Mövenpick Hotel in Amsterdam, with nearly 140 attendees: Food industry representatives, agricultural producers, marketing experts, retailers, distributors an
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Conscious U.S. shoppers increase spend on organics

Conscious U.S. shoppers increase spend on organics
Fri, 31/05/13 - 09:57
By O.W.N News Network


The 2013 MamboTrack Annual Natural and Organic Product Survey among 1,003 health and eco consumers, by Market Dynamics-Market LOHAS (Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability) and laz pr reveals that conscious shoppers are increasing their spend on organics, sourcing food pr
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UK organic sector fights back, gains boost from independents

UK organic sector fights back, gains boost from independents
Fri, 31/05/13 - 09:49
By O.W.N News Network


The Soil Association’s 2013 Organic Market Report shows that the UK organic sector is continuing to fight back from the declines of recent years. The report highlights key areas of growth in online sales, box schemes and independent outlets and a shift towards young
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Canada’s organic market growth driven by broad-scale support

Canada’s organic market growth driven by broad-scale support
Fri, 31/05/13 - 09:41
By O.W.N News Network


Canada’s organic market grew to $3.7 billion in 2012, with national sales of certified organic food and non-alcoholic beverages reaching $3 billion. Canada’s organic food market value tripled since 2006, far outpacing the growth rate of other agri-food sectors
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A fresh mapping of culinary trends

A fresh mapping of culinary trends
Fri, 26/04/13 - 17:04
By Warren Beaumont


Health & Wellness, Authentic Appeal, Artisan Appreciation and Local & Sustainable are the key consumer drivers with the most power to propel culinary trends, according to the recent A Look Backward & Forward Culinary Trend Mapping Report, a joint publication o
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Safety and nutrition drive baby food demand globally

Safety and nutrition drive baby food demand globally
Thu, 25/04/13 - 00:55
By O.W.N News Network


Despite the challenges parents face under difficult economic conditions and ever-growing constraints on their time, the quality of food they offer their young children is more important than ever. According to Consumer Reports, children may be a risk for exposure to t
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Fruit d’Or launches Cran Naturelle and calls for standards

Fruit d’Or launches Cran Naturelle and calls for standards
Tue, 23/04/13 - 11:52
By Kat Schuett


Numerous studies have shown that proanthocyanidins (PACs), a phytochemical found in cranberries, prevent maladies ranging from urinary tract infections (UTIs) to stomach ulcers and even periodontal disease. But not all cranberry supplements pack equally potent amount of
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2013: International Year of Quinoa

2013: International Year of Quinoa
Wed, 03/04/13 - 01:48
By Andrew Ofstehage


The United Nations and the Food and Agriculture Organization have announced 2013 as the International Year of Quinoa, as proposed by the Plurinational State of Bolivia. The objectives for the celebration are symbolic of the newfound global appreciation for the pseudo-cere
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Healthy Spices Juice Up Kitchen Creativity

Healthy Spices Juice Up Kitchen Creativity
Sun, 13/01/13 - 23:52
By Cat Kolonko


For people searching for creative ways to save money in a lumbering economy, the household kitchen may supplant the restaurant as hangout central. It is a trend fed by an expanding appetite for celebrity chefs, television shows and blogs dedicated to cooking with healthy,
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Updates from the world's top retailers

Updates from the world's top retailers
Sun, 13/01/13 - 23:41
By Warren Beaumont


EUROPE Switzerland’s Migros Zurich takes over German supermarket Tegut Starting in January, Migros Zurich, one of the Swiss market leader's co-operatives, will acquire the supermarket business of German group tegut. This chain introduced organic food almost 30 yea
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Supermarket chains expand natural & organic private label

Supermarket chains expand natural & organic private label
Sun, 13/01/13 - 23:21
By Warren Beaumont


Alnatura, Germany. OWN archives.Private label or store brand food and beverage dollar sales topped $98 billion in 2011 to account for 17.6% of total food and beverage retail sales, according to Private Label Food and Beverages in the U.S., a recent report from market rese
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Cranberry: Shimmering super fruit

Cranberry: Shimmering super fruit
Sun, 13/01/13 - 22:37
By Adriana Michael


It’s one of the most magnificent scenes in nature: a sea of red set against clear, pristine water, reflecting the blue sky and the deep red tones of fall. At closer observation, the little red beads ebb and flow atop the water, reflecting sunlight, like floating rub
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Quinoa & chia super foods lead new product development

Quinoa & chia super foods lead new product development
Mon, 05/11/12 - 00:46
By Warren Beaumont


Superfoods and ancient grains such as quinoa, chia, kamut, farro, spelt, millet, amaranth and freekeh, which are high in fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals and in many cases are also gluten-free, high in omega-3s and antioxidants are proving to be popular ingredients u
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Real Bears animated short film aimed at sugary drinks goes viral

Real Bears animated short film aimed at sugary drinks goes viral
Mon, 15/10/12 - 09:42


By Rosario Pajuelo Concerns have been growing over the link between high consumption of soda and sugary drinks and obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Now the animated short film, The Real Bears, which encourages Americans to pour out their sodas, has been vi
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Paripassu's traceability book now in Spanish

Paripassu's traceability book now in Spanish
Mon, 24/09/12 - 16:47
By O.W.N News Network


A Spanish version of “The Little Green Book of Food Traceability” released by Brazilian firm Paripassu in Portuguese and English in 2010 is now available in Spanish. Presented in simple and straightforward language, the book shows the value of food traceabilit
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Young US consumers prefer organic food

Young US consumers prefer organic food
Sun, 02/10/11 - 11:15
By O.W.N News Network


A Thomson-Reuters-NPR Health Poll revealed in July that when given a choice, more than half of Americans prefer to purchase organic foods. Thomson Reuters and NPR developed the monthly poll to gauge attitudes and opinions in a wide range of health issues. The results of t
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OJO, first drink for eye health

OJO, first drink for eye health
Sat, 11/06/11 - 11:20
By O.W.N News Network


After years of recommending the AREDS vitamins to his patients, Dr. Jodi Luchs, MD,FACS realized that, despite the important therapeutic and preventative benefits of the vitamins, their multiple pill-related side effects made them intolerable to many eligible patients. W
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