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Is the organic concept & certification being diluted?

Is the organic concept & certification being diluted?
Fri, 04/10/19 - 14:00
By Warren Beaumont


The latest organic sales and statistics for organic product sales released earlier this year show continued growth in agricultural growers and land use. And a much stronger increase in annual sales over the previous year: the EU, up almost 11 percent in 2017; the UK up 5.
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Love cheese? Try the plant based Fermentino

Love cheese? Try the plant based Fermentino
Wed, 02/10/19 - 09:00
By Adriana Michael


Fermentino continues to gain momentum in the segment for high-quality foods. This new food category is in demand: delicious distinct 100 percent plant-based cheese alternatives obtained from the fermentation of nuts and oilseeds, water and (a pinch of) salt. Vegan, vegeta
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The Amazon destruction affects other parts of the world too

The Amazon destruction affects other parts of the world too
Tue, 01/10/19 - 10:00
By O.W.N News Network


Sargassum invasion in BarbadosBolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru share the Amazon rainforest with Brazil and have not been exempt from fires and atrocities against indigenous people, and many species of mammals, reptiles, birds, insects, and their habitat. The effects
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Amazon fires turn deadly

Amazon fires turn deadly
Tue, 01/10/19 - 09:00
By O.W.N News Network


The Brazilian Amazon faces its worst spate of forest fires since 2010 with deforestation tripling. According to reports by Reuters and EURACTIV news, combatting forest fires, and slash and burn practices in Brazil should become one of the priorities of the new European Pa
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A look at the organic retail scene in France

A look at the organic retail scene in France
Fri, 20/09/19 - 02:30
By Warren Beaumont


The French organic market is showing strong growth. It reached 9.7 billion euros in 2018, 15.7 percent higher compared to 2017. After Germany, France is the second-largest consumer of organic products in Europe. The influence of the Bio label has reached record levels. Fr
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GMO crop deregulation threat to organic producers and exporters

GMO crop deregulation threat to organic producers and exporters
Fri, 30/08/19 - 08:30
By Warren Beaumont


Advocacy groups for non-GMO and organically produced food in the US, the EU and Australia called on their federal governments and lawmakers in July-August to maintain current genetically modified organisms’ legislation and not to allow self-regulation or include GM/
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Study calls for more nuts & seeds in global diet

Study calls for more nuts & seeds in global diet
Fri, 24/05/19 - 12:30
By Warren Beaumont


In 2017, more deaths were caused by diets containing too low amounts of foods such as whole grains, fruit, nuts, and seeds, than by diets with high levels of sugar, trans fats and red and processed meats. People in almost every region of the world could benefit from rebal
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A circular economy for the Amazon nut

A circular economy for the Amazon nut
Fri, 24/05/19 - 12:00
By Adriana Michael


CANDELA Peru is celebrating 30 years of promoting a social enterprise with a growing portfolio of 100 products, developed with ingredients and top superfoods from the Amazon rainforest and other regions from Peru. Co-founders Lupe Lanao and Gaston Vizcarra have attended
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Plant-based foods rising, but not all healthier

Plant-based foods rising, but not all healthier
Fri, 24/05/19 - 11:50
By Warren Beaumont


Vegan, vegetarian, and plant-based foods are a rapidly growing retail market. The number of people who consume plant-based and flexitarian diets (adding some dairy, fish, and meat) was reported in 2019 as 65 percent to 90 percent up in several countries (to 12 percent in
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Madrid welcomes its first international organic fair

Madrid welcomes its first international organic fair
Fri, 24/05/19 - 11:50
By Adriana Michael


Organic Food Iberia, the first international event for organic food and sustainable products in the Iberian Peninsula, opens on June 6-7 along with Organic Wine Iberia and Eco Living Iberia at the IFEMA exhibition grounds in Madrid. Over 500 booths will greet and meet 4,0
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