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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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EU ban on ‘meaty names’ could hit vegan market

EU ban on ‘meaty names’ could hit vegan market
Fri, 24/05/19 - 11:30
By O.W.N News Network


The Vegan Society has warned in late April that the proposal to ban the use of traditional meat names like ‘burger’ and ‘sausage’ for vegan and veggie food products will result in “excessive administrative burdens” to all public entitie
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Getting the right maca supplement

Getting the right maca supplement
Fri, 24/05/19 - 11:25
By Adriana Michael


MacaPro® Raw Gelatinized Maca Powder 6:1 has been recently tested for controlled substances by an independent certified European laboratory and it did not show the presence of stimulants and/or controlled substances. MacaPro® is a line of nutritional supplement
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Fairtrade revises flagship small-scale farmer standard

Fairtrade revises flagship small-scale farmer standard
Thu, 23/05/19 - 16:00
By O.W.N News Network


Small-scale farmers play an important role in global food production, but they often benefit least from global trade. To strengthen the power of farmers in trade relationships, Fairtrade International announced a new version of its certification standard for small-scale f
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Irish retailers post record during Holiday boost

Irish retailers post record during Holiday boost
Tue, 21/05/19 - 09:30
By Warren Beaumont


Sales in the Irish grocery market hit record levels as shoppers splashed out EUR208.2 million in the Easter week alone helping the overall sector grow by 4.1 percent in the 12 weeks to 21 April 2019, according to the latest figures from Kantar on May 7, 2019. Meanwhile,
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Ireland plans boost to organic food & drink exports

Ireland plans boost to organic food & drink exports
Tue, 21/05/19 - 09:00
By Warren Beaumont


A new organic industry strategy and a sustainability program are set to give Ireland’s organic sector a higher profile and increased exports. Ireland’s food, drink and horticulture exports reached EUR12.1 billion in 2018, two percent up by volume following
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New  Roundup trial started in California

New Roundup trial started in California
Mon, 08/04/19 - 12:00
By O.W.N News Network


A third US Roundup trial started in California on March 28th. Alva and Alberta Pilliod, both with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, allege the disease was caused by their regular use of Monsanto's herbicides to treat their properties for several years. On March 27th, a California ju
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