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Australian hopes raised for sale of hemp seeds as food

Australian hopes raised for sale of hemp seeds as food
Thu, 01/06/17 - 09:00
By Warren Beaumont


Australian and New Zealand health ministers supported a draft standard at a Forum on Food Regulation, held April 28, that will allow low-THC hemp seeds to be legally sold as food. The action appears to back a report by the Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne re
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Natural Habitats champions sustainability with “Palm Oil Done Right”

Natural Habitats champions sustainability with “Palm Oil Done Right”
Thu, 01/06/17 - 08:05
By Warren Beaumont


Sterilised palm fruit before extraction of the palm oilOver the last three decades, extensive areas of primary tropical forests rich in biodiversity have been cleared and covered with monoculture palm oil plantations, especially in Indonesia and Malaysia, destroying criti
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CSPI downgrades safety rating of Ginkgo, supplement ingredient

CSPI downgrades safety rating of Ginkgo, supplement ingredient
Fri, 31/05/13 - 10:00
By O.W.N News Network


The Center For Science In The Public Interest, of Washington, U.S., has urged consumers to avoid Ginkgo in the wake of new cancer concerns. Consumers should avoid Ginkgo biloba, a common ingredient in dietary supplements, herbal teas, and some energy drinks, based on a ne
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New frontiers for quinoa

New frontiers for quinoa
Wed, 02/05/12 - 08:01
By Lesly Vera


Contrary to common believe, quinoa may grow and harvest in different conditions: from the Andean highlands at 4,000 mts. and near salt flats, in the Andean valleys and even at sea level. Quinoa farmed at the lowlands of the Peruvian sea coast may reach yields of up to 2.3
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Major organic & natural trade fairs set for Australia, Asia and Brazil

Major organic & natural trade fairs set for Australia, Asia and Brazil
Mon, 02/04/12 - 19:43
By O.W.N News Network


Australia’s annual organic expo has a new name and theme, Sustain, for the two consumer days, and Sustain Trade Oceania, for the trade day, two events that will showcase what’s at the cutting edge of all aspects of sustainable living. The event will be held on
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Peruvian Sacha Inchi: promising premium source of omega 3s

Peruvian Sacha Inchi: promising premium source of omega 3s
Sat, 10/12/11 - 03:17
By Adriana Michael, Lesly Vera


Peru is the major producer of Sacha Inchi (Plukenetia volubilis Linneo) also known as the “Inca Peanut,” a super food for its high content of Omega 3,6 and 9 and antioxidant properties. With a lifespan of over 10 years, the twining vine, native to the hot and
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Quinoa producer COOPAIN Cabana  receives the “Aji de Plata” Mistura award

Quinoa producer COOPAIN Cabana receives the “Aji de Plata” Mistura award
Sat, 26/11/11 - 15:45
By Adriana Michael


While Bolivia is the number one producer of quinoa and exports over 85% of its Royal grain, Peru is the world’s number one consumer of quinoa and exports about ten percent of its local production. And the best quinoa available in Peru is produced by COOPAIN Cabana,
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