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The US legalizes hemp

The US legalizes hemp
Fri, 21/12/18 - 12:00
By Adriana Michael


President Donald Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill on December 20, which includes the legalization of cultivation and sale of industrial hemp, defined as cannabis that contains less than 0.3-percent THC. Hemp will now be removed from the list of Controlled Substances to b
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OTA weighs in with USDA on organic enforcement priorities

OTA weighs in with USDA on organic enforcement priorities
Mon, 17/12/18
By Warren Beaumont


The organic sector has secured funding for organic agricultural research and education in the 2018 Farm Bill, which will provide $395 million over the next 10 years. USA organic trade group the Organic Trade Association (OTA) applauded the 2018 Farm Bill conference comm
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Instacart and Whole Foods Market ditch delivery deal

Instacart and Whole Foods Market ditch delivery deal
Fri, 14/12/18 - 11:00
By Warren Beaumont


Following a four-year partnership, Instacart and Whole Foods Market will be winding down their relationship and will immediately start the first phase of a transition that will affect hundreds of jobs, after Instacart cut the cost of grocery delivery by a third in late No
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Spain will open first organic food hub

Spain will open first organic food hub
Fri, 14/12/18 - 09:00
By Claudia Vasquez Alarcon


A Mediterranean olive tree, symbolizing “the foundation stone” of Bio Market, was planted by the Mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau, on December 11, 2018. The planting took place during the ceremony to officially announce the development of the first organic fresh
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Organic food market grows more mainstream

Organic food market grows more mainstream
Fri, 14/12/18 - 09:00
By O.W.N News Network


With the North American organic products market worth over USD53 billion in 2017 (USA OTA and Canada OTA sales figures), growth in the global organic products market has continued as North America consolidates its pole position with organic food going "mainstream". "Cons
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Cannabis market heat ups in North America

Cannabis market heat ups in North America
Thu, 13/12/18 - 10:00
By Warren Beaumont


Canada, the USA and Australia are seeing a major increase in new product launches and acquisitions in hemp food and medical marijuana in 2018, with the market heating up after Canada became the largest country with a legal, recreational marijuana marketplace on October 17
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Six Questions for KRAV

Six Questions for KRAV
Wed, 12/12/18 - 17:00
By Warren Beaumont


Swedish organic and sustainability label KRAV's role includes developing organic standards and promoting the KRAV label. It has 7,000 certified companies and approximately 9,000 products. Organic & Wellness News' Warren Beaumont spoke with KRAV's Anita Falkenek about
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Mintel reveals 2019 global food & drink trends

Mintel reveals 2019 global food & drink trends
Wed, 12/12/18 - 16:00
By O.W.N News Network


Leading market intelligence agency Mintel has announced three forward-looking food and drink trends, which it predicts will lead the momentum of food and drink innovation worldwide in the months and years ahead, as consumers increasingly seek food and drink that are susta
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Naturally Good, Sydney moves to June

Naturally Good, Sydney moves to June
Fri, 30/11/18 - 11:20
By Warren Beaumont


In 2019 the Naturally Good Expo will move to 2-3 June and expects to welcome over 450 well established and emerging businesses. This year the event was held at the ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour on 29-30 April 2018 and received over 360 exhibitors, including international ex
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6th Natural and Organic Asia expects over 9,000 visitors in 2019

6th Natural and Organic Asia expects over 9,000 visitors in 2019
Thu, 29/11/18 - 11:00
By Warren Beaumont


The 6th edition of Natural and Organic Asia, previously known as Natural & Organic Products Asia - NOPA and now owned by UBM Asia Limited, expects more than 9,000 visitors next year when the doors open at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 28-30 August 20
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