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CIRUB: Thinking beverages outside the bottle

CIRUB: Thinking beverages outside the bottle
Wed, 25/01/17 - 09:13
By Adriana Michael


Imagine a portable jar that serves as a container and as a ready-to-serve glass, and which includes a mix of organic fruit concentrate (50 ml). The jar permits you to create your own drink depending on the type of liquid (200 ml) that you add. The liquid could be plain
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Advantage Health Matters expands EU operations

Advantage Health Matters expands EU operations
Wed, 25/01/17 - 09:00
By Adriana Michael


Canada's Advantage Health Matters is expanding direct export activities with a new distribution center in the EU for its extensive line of organic and natural superfoods. Owner of the Organic Traditions brand, the Canadian company operates under Health Matters America in
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Largest distributor celebrates 40 years

Largest distributor celebrates 40 years
Wed, 25/01/17 - 08:00
By O.W.N News Network


United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) celebrated its 40-year anniversary in 2016. It also reported first quarter fiscal 2017 results in December with a net sales rise of 9.7 percent to US$2.28 billion compared to US$2.08 billion for the same period last year, boosted by four
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Leading the pack: Insect farming consultancy Tiny Farms

Leading the pack: Insect farming consultancy Tiny Farms
Sat, 30/01/16 - 12:55
By Annemarie Kruse


Over the last five years, the edible insects market in the US has been growing strongly. And this is no surprise: according to a 2014 report by research consultancy New Nutrition Business, the edible insect industry is projected to reach a turnover worth 360 million USD b
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New Nordic introduces first organic fish oil

New Nordic introduces first organic fish oil
Tue, 01/09/15 - 11:14
By Joseph Unger, Ditte Christina Lustrup


Scandinavian-based New Nordic has begun selling the first organic fish oil capsule in the world this year. Produced in Denmark, it was first launched in that country in March under the brand Dansk Ørred™ and as Nordic Fish Oil™ elsewhere. Karl Kristia
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Going local is the new Global

Going local is the new Global
Fri, 28/08/15 - 09:58
By Cíntia Taylor


The Internet has given us access to the world. It has brought us in touch with those across the globe, it has told us about places far away, it has shown us new experiences. But now it is facilitating our return to going local. The communication is somehow different, b
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Could Chufa Be the New Quinoa?

Could Chufa Be the New Quinoa?
Tue, 25/08/15 - 11:43
By Ditte Lustrup


Though chufa, also named tiger nut, is still a fairly new superfood on the health-food scene, Nordic Chufa hopes that it will become just as popular and well known as quinoa. Maria José Perez and Liz Christiansen founded Nordic Chufa in 2013 with the mission of b
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Crown of Holland builds high profile in sustainable & organic cocoa

Crown of Holland builds high profile in sustainable & organic cocoa
Wed, 04/02/15 - 11:18
By O.W.N News Network


Crown of Holland – Tradin Organic Team at Sial Paris 2014Established since the 1980s, Tradin Organic has entered a totally new chapter with the opening of its new Crown of Holland, boutique organic cocoa processing plant in Amsterdam that has raised its profile glob
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Gluten-free market jumps to almost 70 per cent since 2012

Gluten-free market jumps to almost 70 per cent since 2012
Tue, 03/02/15 - 20:55
By O.W.N News Network


It seems these days, grocery shelves are exploding with gluten-free choices, due in large part to greater awareness of a gluten-free diet as a result of increasing diagnoses of celiac disease and other gluten sensitivities, and the diet’s perceived health benefits.
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MetaBrand Capital invests in organic beverage maker Runa

MetaBrand Capital invests in organic beverage maker Runa
Mon, 02/02/15 - 18:36
By O.W.N News Network


MetaBrand Capital, a “conscious capital” private equity fund and the new investment pillar of MetaBrand, announced in late 2014 a $5.75 million investment in Brooklyn, NY-based Runa LLC, supporting the growth of the natural, “healthy energy” food a
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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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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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Ocean’s Halo Seaweed Chips: Snacking Goes Green

Ocean’s Halo Seaweed Chips: Snacking Goes Green
Mon, 06/10/14 - 15:16
By Kat Schuett


What do you get when you take seaweed, one of the world’s most sustainable superfoods, and cross it with one of the most popular snack foods, the chip? A tasty “green” snack…literally and figuratively… that is as good for the planet as it i
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Sierra & Selva launches instant Chia Cool

Sierra & Selva launches instant Chia Cool
Thu, 02/10/14 - 13:08
By O.W.N News Network


Organic Sierra & Selva, the main Peruvian exporter of Andean grains is launching in the domestic market ”Instant Chia Cool” drink this season. Recognized as the most innovative product at the 6th Expoalimentaria fair in Lima, “Instant Chia Cool&rdqu
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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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Planet Organic helps shape UK food culture

Planet Organic helps shape UK food culture
Wed, 25/06/14 - 21:25
By Warren Beaumont, Paula Salazar


Renee Elliott opened her first organic shop in Westbourne Grove, London in 1995, inspired by a concept she had seen in the United States. In spite of the difficulties experienced during the first years of operation, she set about making the organic concept work. Today,
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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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América Orgánica celebrates best foods in the continent

América Orgánica celebrates best foods in the continent
Sat, 01/02/14 - 19:28
By Adriana Michael


Many years of travelling abroad led Venezuelan entrepreneur Nicolas Ramirez Osio to visiting gourmet and natural health food stores such as Whole Foods Market. During those retail tours he noticed how acai, quinoa, chia and other nutritious foods presented in fancy packag
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Agropalma supports OLT orangutan preservation actions in tropical forests

Agropalma supports OLT orangutan preservation actions in tropical forests
Wed, 15/01/14 - 07:53
By O.W.N News Network


Agropalma announced January 9 the agreement for a strategic partnership in support of the British non-governmental organization Orangutan Land Trust (OLT), which works to enable sustainable solutions that ensure safe areas of forest for the continued survival of the orang
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A Fresh New Idea That Can Prevent Food Waste and Help Feed the World

A Fresh New Idea That Can Prevent Food Waste and Help Feed the World
Mon, 16/12/13 - 07:42
By Kat Schuett


While the world is worrying about how it will feed the projected global population of over 9 billion people in 2050, there is an important question to address first: how can we stop wasting the food we are already producing? Over a quarter of the world’s food goes
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Japan Gold & Spiral Foods team up for U.S. export drive

Japan Gold & Spiral Foods team up for U.S. export drive
Tue, 10/09/13 - 06:39
By Warren Beaumont


A recent Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) consumer survey found that Japanese foods were the most popular globally and a close 3rd in the U.S. to Italian and Chinese food. This is great news for Japan Gold USA, a division of MUSO Co., pioneer in the Japanese orga
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UHTCO Corp. goes back to its roots

UHTCO Corp. goes back to its roots
Wed, 28/08/13 - 13:46
By Adriana Michael


UHTCO Corp., a Canadian firm of Peruvian origins, has been expanding. It has introduced its newest product line, Peruvian Harvest, this year. This new retail range of light processed and unique ready-to-eat and easy-to- prepare super foods from the rich Peruvian cuisine w
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WAWA: Quinoa gains momentum in the baby food market

WAWA: Quinoa gains momentum in the baby food market
Mon, 29/04/13 - 04:53
By Adriana Michael


When Sienna, daughter of entrepreneur Viviana Soruco turned 11 months and was introduced to more solid foods, she experienced severe gastroenteritis and asthma. In spite of consulting several specialists and taking all prescribed medications her condition only got worse.
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Sustainable practices give Primeal an edge

Sustainable practices give Primeal an edge
Sat, 27/04/13 - 19:26
By Warren Beaumont


The Ancient Grain and gluten-free trend shows no signs of slowing down in natural and organic retail markets worldwide as consumers increasingly choose ancient super foods like chia, amaranth, cañihua and quinoa for their health and nutritional benefits. Quinoa dem
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Symbiosis at La Campera generates sustainable mushroom business

Symbiosis at La Campera generates sustainable mushroom business
Fri, 26/04/13 - 00:15
By Adriana Michael


A report about a project to market amazing edible pine forest mushrooms from Pinus Radiata conducted by the marginalized community of San Isidro de Marayhuaca Incahuasi with the Peruvian government agency AGRORURAL, sparked in entrepreneur Armando Chang the idea to partne
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Super foods meet gourmet, mainstream

Super foods meet gourmet, mainstream
Thu, 25/04/13 - 22:57
By Adriana Michael, Warren Beaumont


The health food industry has received a major boost with an increased presence of organic, Kosher, Halal and gluten-free products at international food fairs. One of the 10 halls under the Anuga umbrella in Germany is for organic foods; more and more gourmet produ
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Quinua Real launches first organic quinoa syrup

Quinua Real launches first organic quinoa syrup
Thu, 04/04/13 - 02:35
By Warren Beaumont


Quinua Real is entering the next chapter of its growth and development from a Brazilian organic pioneer to a global supplier of quinoa Andean food products with the launch of Quinua Real® syrup, the first organic certified syrup from quinoa into the market, an innovat
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Pacari: World’s best chocolate

Pacari: World’s best chocolate
Tue, 15/01/13 - 22:07
By Warren Beaumont


Carla Barboto and Santiago Peralta, co-founders Pacari Chocolate, overall winner among the best brands at Intl. World’s Chocolate Awards 2012Maker of single-origin dark organic chocolate Pacari Chocolate of Ecuador was recognized as the world’s best maker of h
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Runa tea opens door for guayusa

Runa tea opens door for guayusa
Sun, 04/11/12 - 02:46
By Christopher Doscher


With consumption of ready-to drink teas growing 15 times since 2000 and sales estimated at $3.30 billion by the Tea Association of the U.S., New York-based Runa LLC is betting that more consumers will look to specialty tea beverages that offer a sustained, caffeinated boo
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Foods with added value a natural expansion for Bolivian entrepreneurs

Foods with added value a natural expansion for Bolivian entrepreneurs
Fri, 14/09/12 - 20:07
By Adriana Michael


According to the 2010 Report conducted by Global Entrepreneurial Monitor, only 12% of Bolivian entrepreneurs are willing to introduce innovative practices to their businesses. With no doubt entrepreneur Lily Zuna belongs to this small percentage. Her company Ascex Trading
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‘Holy Crap’ chia cereal spurs fast growth for Canadian company

‘Holy Crap’ chia cereal spurs fast growth for Canadian company
Tue, 01/05/12 - 09:08
By Chelsea Kerrington


Canadian company HapiFoods Group Inc. continues to ride high on the success of its popular – and distinctively named – organic chia-based cereal that often causes those who taste it to literally exclaim, “Holy Crap!” Skinny B, Holy Crap, Wild Chia
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Gold for ALB-GOLD

Gold for ALB-GOLD
Fri, 17/02/12 - 11:00
By O.W.N News Network


Pasta is the signature of Italian cuisine and ALB- GOLD the symbol of flavour and taste that comes from sustainable quality. ALB –GOLD has been recognized as “Best Organic Brand in 2012” in a competition among top brands conducted by LEBENSMITTEL PRAXIS
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Ecolodge Copacabana sets up example of harmony with nature

Ecolodge Copacabana sets up example of harmony with nature
Mon, 20/06/11 - 15:30
By Clara Paz


When Javier and Marlene Oviedo embarked in 2010 on the project to build the new and recently inaugurated Ecolodge Copacabana, their goal was to build an attractive place with a minimum negative impact on the environment. Located about two miles from the city of the same n
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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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