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BIOFACH 2020 is proof that organic delivers

BIOFACH 2020 is proof that organic delivers
Sun, 16/02/20 - 14:00
By O.W.N News Network


The 31st annual edition of BIOFACH, the world’s leading trade fair for organic food, along with the 13th VIVANESS, the international event for natural and organic personal care, opened on February 12 at the Exhibition Centre in Nuremberg, Germany with almost 3,800 e
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The global market for organic food surpassed 100 billion

The global market for organic food surpassed 100 billion
Wed, 12/02/20 - 17:15
By O.W.N News Network


Organic food is still in high demand. The global market for organic food reached 105 billion US dollars in 2018 (almost 97 billion euros), according to estimates provided by Ecovia Intelligence, an increase of 6% from the year before and keeps showing double-digit growth
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Changes to EU Organic Rules Threaten Farmersí Livelihoods

Changes to EU Organic Rules Threaten Farmersí Livelihoods
Wed, 12/02/20 - 17:00
By O.W.N News Network


New EU organic regulations, due to come into force in 2021, will limit the size of organizations, forcing small-scale farmers to restructure their cooperatives, and creating high costs when they are already struggling to make ends meet. At BIOFACH, the world’s larg
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Wed, 12/02/20 - 17:00
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Healthy brands need better alternatives for packaging

Healthy brands need better alternatives for packaging
Mon, 10/02/20 - 10:15
By O.W.N News Network


Recent research from the EcoFocus Trends Survey and Greenpeace Canada shows that consumers want better packaging, especially alternatives to replace plastic for food and beverages. On January 25, 2020, paper and paperboard producer Evergreen Packaging published a white p
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Andean Naturalsí quinoa operations sold to Ardent Mills

Andean Naturalsí quinoa operations sold to Ardent Mills
Fri, 07/02/20 - 16:00
By O.W.N News Network


Andean Naturals Inc., a leading importer, and processor of organic and fair trade quinoa from Bolivia has sold its 's quinoa sourcing, cleaning and packaging operation in Yuba City, California to The Annex by Ardent Mills (The Annex), with the deal expected to be complete
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EU considering bans on plastic packaging as recycling slows down

EU considering bans on plastic packaging as recycling slows down
Fri, 07/02/20 - 09:15
By O.W.N News Network


According to reports in Packaging Insights and Packaging Europe in January, the EU Commission is considering further bans on plastic packaging and new requirements for manufacturers, while the recycling rate for plastics in Europe achieved only a slight increase of 1.4 pe
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Fri, 07/02/20 - 09:15
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Plant-based push: UK sales of meat-free foods shoot up 40%

Plant-based push: UK sales of meat-free foods shoot up 40%
Sat, 18/01/20 - 03:00
By O.W.N News Network


Demand for plant-based foods is still on the rise in the UK, Market Intelligence Agency Mintel found out. The number of consumers eating meat-free foods has gone from 50% in 2017 to 65% in 2019. And the proportion of meat-eaters who have reduced or limited the amount of m
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OTA pushes for certified organic flavors

OTA pushes for certified organic flavors
Wed, 15/01/20 - 13:30
By O.W.N News Network


The U.S Organic Trade Association has outlined its position on the use of certified organic flavors in organic products and that it is no longer appropriate to allow the use of non-organic natural flavors in organic products. The move comes as a new rule was published by
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Euromonitor Internationalís Top 10 Global Consumer Trends 2020

Euromonitor Internationalís Top 10 Global Consumer Trends 2020
Tue, 14/01/20 - 13:20
By O.W.N News Network


Market research provider, Euromonitor International just released the “Top 10 Global Consumer Trends 2020” report that identifies the most impactful trends driving consumer behavior, values and habits this year: · Beyond Human: Artificial intelligence
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Tue, 14/01/20 - 13:20
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$800bn Asia Agri-Food investment opportunity

$800bn Asia Agri-Food investment opportunity
Fri, 06/12/19 - 09:00
By O.W.N News Network


A new report from PwC, Rabobank, and Temasek released 20 November 2019 called the Asia Food Challenge Report: Harvesting the Future, estimated that Asia’s agri-food market would grow 7 percent a year, with Asia needing to double its spending on food to over US$8 tri
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Hain Celestial to launch TeaWell teas, eyes plant-based foods

Hain Celestial to launch TeaWell teas, eyes plant-based foods
Fri, 29/11/19 - 11:00
By O.W.N News Network


New York-based organic and natural products company The Hain Celestial Group, Inc has reported first-quarter sales for the period ending 30 September 2019 that decreased seven percent to US$482.1 million (or five percent at constant currency compared to the prior-year per
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Waitrose & Partners reveal hottest food and drinks trends

Waitrose & Partners reveal hottest food and drinks trends
Wed, 20/11/19 - 14:00
By O.W.N News Network


UK upmarket grocer Waitrose & Partners released its Food and Drink Report 2019-20 in November which reveals the year’s hottest food and drink trends that include: “Posh crumpets, tahini, celery juice, skewers and pink drinks; One in eight Brits now does an
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Wed, 20/11/19 - 14:00
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Loblaws reports third quarter sales reports

Loblaws reports third quarter sales reports
Mon, 18/11/19
By Warren Beaumont


Canada’s leading food and health and beauty retailer Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended October 5, 2019, with Loblaw same-store retail sales flat at 0.1 percent growth compared to 3Q 2018 and front
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Whole Foods Marketís top 10 food trends for 2020

Whole Foods Marketís top 10 food trends for 2020
Fri, 15/11/19 - 09:00
By Warren Beaumont


Whole Foods Market’s global buyers and experts revealed in late October the most innovative food trends for 2020 in the retailer’s fifth annual trends predictions announcement. Regenerative agriculture, West African foods, meat-plant blends, and new varieties
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French mayors want glyphosate ban while Bayer adds organic pesticides

French mayors want glyphosate ban while Bayer adds organic pesticides
Thu, 31/10/19 - 12:00
By Warren Beaumont


Several French mayors asked French President Emmanuel Macron to take action about banning pesticides such as glyphosate, following the president’s calls for “moderation” during a Congress of Mayors, which took place on Tuesday 19 November in Paris, accor
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Thu, 31/10/19 - 12:00
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Almost a fifth of Europeís food & drink launches are organic

Almost a fifth of Europeís food & drink launches are organic
Fri, 11/10/19 - 10:00
By O.W.N News Network


The latest research from Mintel Food & Drink in October 2019 reveals there has never been so much choice for organic food and drink lovers across the globe. According to Mintel Global New Products Database GNPD, in the last 10 years, the total number of new food and d
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At BIOFACH 2020  Dr. Jane Goodall among special guests and highlights

At BIOFACH 2020 Dr. Jane Goodall among special guests and highlights
Wed, 30/10/19 - 10:00


Jane Goodall © Vincent Calmel On 12 February 2020, Dr. Jane Goodall, Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE), primate researcher and UN Messenger of Peace will open the next round of the biggest industry gathering for the international organic food an
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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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Fri, 04/10/19 - 14:00
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Consumers will place more scrutiny on plant-based foods

Consumers will place more scrutiny on plant-based foods
Wed, 02/10/19 - 13:00
By Adriana Michael


Photo courtesy of Whole Foods MarketMore than a fad, the appearance of Burger King’s plant-based “Impossible Whopper” and the increasing variety of plant-based and alternative protein options available in grocers’ dairy and meat cases highlight the
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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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Tue, 01/10/19 - 10:00
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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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Marinatex wins UK James Dyson Award 2019

Marinatex wins UK James Dyson Award 2019
Mon, 23/09/19 - 10:00
By O.W.N News Network


MarinaTex, an organic and biodegradable alternative to traditional plastic made from fish waste, MarinaTex, has won the UK James Dyson Award2019. This year’s winner is 23-year-old Lucy Hughes from the University of Sussex. The James Dyson Award comes from the James
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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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Fri, 20/09/19 - 02:30
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Consumers prefer products without plastic

Consumers prefer products without plastic
Mon, 16/09/19 - 11:00
By Clara Paz


Consumers' purchasing choices are now more influenced by the reduced plastic content of a product's packaging. Thirty-five percent of consumers are more likely to purchase products without any plastic at all compared to ones with recycled plastic, according to UK-based da
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Innovation and organic growth drives Natexpo

Innovation and organic growth drives Natexpo
Fri, 06/09/19 - 11:00
By O.W.N News Network


NATEXPO, the largest and only international trade event for organic and sustainable products, returns to Paris on 20-22 October 2019 at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, with over 1,000 exhibitors from around 20 countries. In response to this dynamic market fo
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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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US edible hemp-based CBD set for $6 billion by 2025

US edible hemp-based CBD set for $6 billion by 2025
Tue, 30/07/19 - 13:15
By Warren Beaumont


In the US, non-consumable, hemp-based cannabidiol (CBD) products have been popping up on shelves within major retail outlets and generating a big buzz. Nielsen Insights research predicts that by 2025, the US hemp-derived CBD market could be a USD6 billion industry, while
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Chia tops Google search data

Chia tops Google search data
Fri, 26/07/19 - 12:30
By Clara Paz


Using 10 years of Google search data, Sousvidetools.com, the UK food and technology equipment supplier looked at the overall score for each year from 2009 to 2018 and calculated the percentage change between the two years. It found that the world’s taste buds are c
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Cornucopia: Are plant-based beverages the right choice?

Cornucopia: Are plant-based beverages the right choice?
Mon, 15/07/19 - 13:00
By Clara Paz


Amid health concerns and dire climate crisis predictions, more consumers are buying plant-based beverages than ever before. But are they the right choice for everyone? Cornucopia’s new report, “Pouring” Over Plant-Based Beverages, takes an in-depth look
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Mon, 15/07/19 - 13:00
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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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Fri, 24/05/19 - 11:50
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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 Ďmeaty namesí could hit vegan market

EU ban on Ďmeaty namesí 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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Fri, 24/05/19 - 11:25
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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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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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Mon, 08/04/19 - 12:00
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Colourful produce protects your eyes from cataracts

Colourful produce protects your eyes from cataracts
Fri, 05/04/19 - 12:08
By O.W.N News Network


A $5.7 billion global medical bill to restore sight for the estimated 45 million people with cataracts could be slashed in half by a diet rich in colorful fruits and vegetables, according to an international study. The previous research suggests that dietary vitamins and
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Only five USDA accredited organic certifiers rated as exemplary

Only five USDA accredited organic certifiers rated as exemplary
Fri, 05/04/19 - 10:00
By O.W.N News Network


Non-profit U.S. sustainable and organic farming advocate Cornucopia Institute in a series of media releases and a virtual press conference in mid to late March 2019, said that some certifiers are betraying organic farmers and consumers, while the USDA has “willfully
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EU auditors find more work is needed to prevent fraud in organic sector

EU auditors find more work is needed to prevent fraud in organic sector
Fri, 05/04/19 - 08:00
By O.W.N News Network


With EU organic product sales growing strongly by 69 percent between 2010 and 2017 and despite improvements in the control of organic farming, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) said more work is needed to prevent food fraud and ensure that organic standards are met, as
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Fri, 05/04/19 - 08:00
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Nuts for a Healthier World fights child malnutrition

Nuts for a Healthier World fights child malnutrition
Thu, 04/04/19 - 12:00
By O.W.N News Network


The INC International Nut and Dried Fruit Council announced in late March that EUR47,800 has been raised for the international NGO Save the Children through the Nuts for a Healthier World Campaign, according to a media release from INC. Since January 2019, the Internation
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EXPO WEST expects 90,000 attendees

EXPO WEST expects 90,000 attendees
Mon, 04/03/19 - 08:00
By Adriana Michael


Natural Products Expo West, the leading North American annual trade show in the natural, organic and healthy products sector is returning to the Anaheim Convention Center March 5-9 to celebrate its 38thedition. In 2018, the event hosted 3,521 exhibitors representing 132 c
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VIVANESS: Another successful year

VIVANESS: Another successful year
Mon, 04/03/19 - 07:00
By Annemarie Kruse


The 2019 edition of Vivaness, the largest international natural and organic trade fair for beauty products ended on a high note. According to organizers NurembergMesse, 284 exhibitors from 41 regions gathered this year, and a total of 51,500 trade visitors attended the tr
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Mon, 04/03/19 - 07:00
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Sunopta divests some operations and restructures

Sunopta divests some operations and restructures
Fri, 01/03/19 - 14:19
By O.W.N News Network


Vancouver, Canada-based SunOpta Inc, a leading Canadian specialty, non-GMO and organic food manufacturer, announced late February it has divested its specialty and organic soy and corn business to Pipeline Foods, LLC (“Pipeline Foods”) for C$66.5 million ($50.
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 Tilray Inc.acquires leading hemp firm Manitoba Harvest

Tilray Inc.acquires leading hemp firm Manitoba Harvest
Fri, 01/03/19 - 14:15
By O.W.N News Network


Canada hemp food pioneer and industry major Manitoba Harvest has been acquired by New York stock exchange-listed, Canada-based natural food company Tilray Inc for up to C$419 million (US$319m) in a cash and share transaction. The acquisition by Tilray comes after Manitoba
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France bans "Buy one get one free food offers

France bans "Buy one get one free food offers
Fri, 01/03/19 - 14:10
By O.W.N News Network


A report from credit ratings company Moody’s has warned that French grocery retailers are faced with threats to their market because of elevated “structural challenges,” rising online gross sales and competition from retailers such as specialist meals pr
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UK Fairtrade Fortnight puts spotlight on exploitation

UK Fairtrade Fortnight puts spotlight on exploitation
Fri, 01/03/19 - 14:05
By O.W.N News Network


With the UK's Fairtrade Fortnight kicking off from Monday 25 February until Sunday 10 March, the primary campaign for the UK Fairtrade movement also seeks to highlight challenges experienced by third-world farmers faced with poverty, child labor and deforestation, such as
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365 stores roll into Whole Foods Market, but lower prices?

365 stores roll into Whole Foods Market, but lower prices?
Thu, 28/02/19 - 14:00
By O.W.N News Network


Whole Foods Market's 365 grocery chain will convert all of its existing twelve 365 stores into regular Whole Foods stores by the end of 2019, according to reports from Yahoo Finance and other U.S. sources. The announcement follows the decision to stop expanding the smalle
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