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Sikkim receives UN award for becoming world's first 100% organic state

Sikkim receives UN award for becoming world's first 100% organic state
Tue, 16/10/18 - 15:00
By Adriana Michael


The “100% organic state” Sikkim, in India, is the 2018 Gold Winner of the Future Policy Award (FPA) beating 51 nominated policies from 25 countries. Policies from Brazil, Denmark, and Quito (Ecuador) took home Silver Awards. Located in northeast India, border
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Organic Food Iberia will celebrate Spain’s leading role in the EU organic sector

Organic Food Iberia will celebrate Spain’s leading role in the EU organic sector
Fri, 12/10/18 - 16:00
By Adriana Michael


Trade show organizer and publisher Diversified Communications UK Ltd., announced in May the launch of its new trade event Organic Food Iberia – OFI. The first edition will take place along with Eco Living Iberia in Madrid on June 6-7, 2019. Spain has long been a big
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Pioneer BIOFOOD turns 30

Pioneer BIOFOOD turns 30
Fri, 12/10/18 - 10:00
By Sara Önnebo


This year Swedish organic food producer, distributor, and wholesaler Biofood-Biolivs AB is celebrating 30 successful years in business. The company, which was founded by pioneer and trendsetter Denny Abrahamsson, continues to thrive in today’s growing organic market
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Pure Organic Foods launches Nutri Child®

Pure Organic Foods launches Nutri Child®
Fri, 12/10/18 - 09:00
By Adriana Michael


Every parent wants to give their child a healthy start in life. That is why Canadian firm Pure Organic Foods has added Nutri Child® to its Bolivian Royal quinoa-based products, an organic and gluten-free baby food line specifically designed for infants between 6 month
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Most plastic food packaging is unrecyclable

Most plastic food packaging is unrecyclable
Tue, 02/10/18 - 11:00
By Warren Beaumont


On July 24, 2018, non-governmental organization ClientEarth published a report called Risk unwrapped: Plastic pollution as a material business risk and said that companies face serious material business risks for their involvement in creating plastic waste. And the UK Lo
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Glyphosate weed killer found in oats organic and conventional

Glyphosate weed killer found in oats organic and conventional
Mon, 01/10/18 - 08:00
By O.W.N News Network


Favorite oat cereals, oatmeal, granola, and snack bars come with a hefty dose of the weed-killing poison in Roundup, according to independent laboratory tests commissioned by environmental health NGO Environmental Working Group, released on August 15. Glyphosate, an herb
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From crab shells and tree fiber to flexible plastic packaging

From crab shells and tree fiber to flexible plastic packaging
Fri, 28/09/18 - 14:00
By Warren Beaumont


A sustainable, flexible packaging wrap that is comprised of cellulose nanocrystals from wood pulp and chitin nanofibers found in the discarded shells of crabs and shrimp, developed by the Georgia Institute of Technology in the US, could replace petroleum-based materials u
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Plant-Based Foods Gain Global Momentum

Plant-Based Foods Gain Global Momentum
Fri, 28/09/18
By O.W.N News Network


Demand for vegan and plant-based foods is now a global phenomenon, with product innovations and distribution driving market growth. Although most new developments are taking place in Europe and the US, Ecovia Intelligence anticipates future growth in Asia and Latin Americ
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Smart Packaging's opportunities in fast growing online grocery

Smart Packaging's opportunities in fast growing online grocery
Mon, 20/08/18 - 09:00
By O.W.N News Network


Smart packaging technologies based on unique digital codes will take both online and off-line grocery in exciting new directions during the next few years, said the Tetra Pak Index 2018, launched in July. And with more consumers buying products via e-commerce such as beve
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Fairtrade steps up living income but cocoa price needs review

Fairtrade steps up living income but cocoa price needs review
Fri, 27/07/18 - 09:00
By Warren Beaumont


Fairtrade International, the most recognized global ethical certification system, is one of the few schemes with the ability to improve sustainable livelihoods for cocoa farmers and workers. Now Fairtrade has introduced Living Income and sustainability strategies to help
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Organic dairy milk hit as plant-based nut milks surge

Organic dairy milk hit as plant-based nut milks surge
Fri, 27/07/18 - 08:00
By Warren Beaumont


Researchers such as Euromonitor, Mintel and SPINS have pointed to increased sales of non-dairy plant milk in Europe and the US since 2016, while early 2018 reports suggest US dairy farmers found themselves with a surplus of organic cow's milk in the last few years, as sho
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Protein content on packaging powers sales growth

Protein content on packaging powers sales growth
Thu, 26/07/18 - 07:00
By O.W.N News Network


Through Nielsen's collaboration in Australia with medical research group The George Institute, Nielsen research released late July found that manufacturers are losing over AUD50 million in potential sales by not listing protein content on food and drink packaging, thus mi
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Chia Oruro under the Chia de France umbrella debuts the retail scene

Chia Oruro under the Chia de France umbrella debuts the retail scene
Wed, 12/09/18 - 11:00


Agrofun has launched in September its brand Chia Oruro® for direct retail sale online of organic chia seeds produced in France. The line is certified by Ecocert (FR-BIO-001) and offered in 250 g jars for 29,90 Euro, including sales tax (VAT) and delivery throughout th
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New testing in Canada found Glyphosate in foods and snacks

New testing in Canada found Glyphosate in foods and snacks
Mon, 10/09/18 - 09:00
By O.W.N News Network


New testing conducted by an independent lab found glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, in common children’s lunch foods and snacks sold in Canada. The testing, commissioned by the Coalition for Action on Toxics, revealed that some products
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New tax bill targets US$1 trillion Amazon and founder Jeff Bezos

New tax bill targets US$1 trillion Amazon and founder Jeff Bezos
Fri, 07/09/18 - 10:00


Following the latest widespread publicity about Amazon and Apple to become US$1 trillion companies and negative reports of Amazon's use of labour-hire workers, US independent Senator Bernie Sanders introduced a new tax bill targeting Amazon founder and chief executive Jef
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Peru expands presence at organic food fairs

Peru expands presence at organic food fairs
Mon, 03/09/18 - 08:00
By Warren Beaumont


Peru and its export agency MINCETUR, the Ministerio de Comercio Exterior y Turismo is expanding the promotion of Peruvian foods with more trade shows and missions such as at the recent Natural & Organic Products Asia Hong Kong show and the Natural Products Scandinavia
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Market growth, trends and new exhibits lift Natural Products Expo East

Market growth, trends and new exhibits lift Natural Products Expo East
Mon, 03/09/18
By Warren Beaumont


The Natural Products Expo East show returns to the Baltimore Convention Center on September 13-15, 2018, where over 1500 exhibitors will connect with buyers and customers and look for new products, trends and ideas in the USA's US$50 billion organic market. According to
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CHFA Expo East Toronto presents over 1000 exhibitors

CHFA Expo East Toronto presents over 1000 exhibitors
Fri, 31/08/18 - 11:00
By Clara Paz


Canada’s largest conference and trade show dedicated to the natural health and organic products industry, CHFA East, will again be hosted at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the year’s biggest showcase of innovative new products and for networking and educ
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Spain will host its first sustainable trade-only fair

Spain will host its first sustainable trade-only fair
Mon, 13/08/18
By Hannah Flynn


A new B2B event for sustainable living, Eco Living Iberia will launch alongside Organic Food Iberia at the IFEMA exhibition center in Madrid on 6-7 June 2019. The new Diversified Communications’ event will feature sustainable living, food and beauty products as wel
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Hong Kong's City'super plans more China supermarkets

Hong Kong's City'super plans more China supermarkets
Fri, 03/08/18 - 09:00
By O.W.N News Network


Hong Kong retailer City’super, an operator of high-end supermarkets with stores in Shanghai, plans to expand into China’s prosperous Yangtze River Delta outside Shanghai. The retailer is banking on mainlanders’ increasing affluence and growing penchant f
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Amazon 2Q profit jumps to a record US$2.5 billion

Amazon 2Q profit jumps to a record US$2.5 billion
Fri, 03/08/18


Amazon's second quarter 2018 profit jumped to a record US$2.5 billion as its online shopping, cloud computing and advertising businesses kept growing, while revenue grew 39 percent to $US52.89 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2018. Amazon benefited from favorable ex
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Peruvian Superfoods centre stage at 10th Expoalimentaria

Peruvian Superfoods centre stage at 10th Expoalimentaria
Fri, 03/08/18
By O.W.N News Network


Expoalimentaria Peru, returns for three days from 26th September to 28th September 2018 at the Centro de Exposiciones Jockey (Jockey Convention Centre) in Santiago de Surco, Lima, Peru. Expoalimentaria Peru is the main international business platform of the sector for fo
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BIOFACH INDIA celebrates 10th anniversary in 2018

BIOFACH INDIA celebrates 10th anniversary in 2018
Fri, 03/08/18
By O.W.N News Network


BIOFACH INDIA, India’s Largest International Trade Fair on Organic Products, celebrates its 10th-anniversary edition in New Delhi 25th – 27th October 2018, at the Pragati Maidan exhibition center, New Delhi, an ideal platform for international buyers to witnes
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Everything organic & more at Natexpo, Lyon

Everything organic & more at Natexpo, Lyon
Fri, 03/08/18
By O.W.N News Network


Natexpo opens 23-24 September 2018 in Lyon with 650 organic stakeholders, from France and abroad showcasing the latest sustainable products. "This edition is already shaping up to be a huge success. Both upstream and downstream segments are represented in the city, situat
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Bulgaria's organic superfood bar Roobar launches in USA

Bulgaria's organic superfood bar Roobar launches in USA
Fri, 03/08/18
By Warren Beaumont


Roobar®, a delicious, organic, raw superfood bar made simply from dried fruit, raw nut and superfoods said to be Europe's number one best-selling organic health bar, is now available in the United States, the Roo Brands company announced in July. And Roobar's owner,
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Cambridge Commodities acquires Earth Circle ingredients

Cambridge Commodities acquires Earth Circle ingredients
Fri, 03/08/18
By Warren Beaumont


UK-based ingredient supplier Cambridge Commodities Ltd has acquired the ingredient business of US wholesaler Earth Circle Organics LLC. Following the acquisition, Earth Circle Organics' raw and organic superfood ingredient business will merge with the US arm of Cambridge
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Germany tops vegan food & drink launches

Germany tops vegan food & drink launches
Fri, 03/08/18
By O.W.N News Network


Over the past few years, Germany has emerged as a leading force in the so-called ‘vegan revolution’. New research from Mintel Food & Drink research late July reveals that Germany has retained its crown as the country with the highest percentage of global v
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Healthy Life maps expansion in Australian retail

Healthy Life maps expansion in Australian retail
Fri, 03/08/18
By Warren Beaumont


The Healthy Life group of natural health food stores has taken the lead in Australia's organic and complementary medicine retailing. It now has wholesale and retail operations and 50 stores in the country and is opening new stores. Healthy Life, Flannery's, and Oliver's
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UNFI's new acquisition creates major US food wholesaler

UNFI's new acquisition creates major US food wholesaler
Fri, 03/08/18
By O.W.N News Network


In the latest consolidation in US grocery wholesaling industry, United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) and SUPERVALU INC. (Supervalu) announced on July 26 a definitive agreement under which UNFI will acquire Supervalu for $32.50 per share in cash, or approximately $2.9 billion
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Baru nut: The next superfood?

Baru nut: The next superfood?
Mon, 02/07/18 - 08:01
By Hannah Flynn


Customers have “absolutely no” awareness of baru nuts, says Hiromi Stone, director of Kinomi, which means nuts in Japanese, and is the first supplier of baru nuts in the United Kingdom. Despite this, she is convinced, as are many others, that baru nuts are set
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Organic equivalency needs renegotiation under new EU rules

Organic equivalency needs renegotiation under new EU rules
Wed, 27/06/18 - 08:00
By O.W.N News Network


The new EU Organic Regulation on organic production and labeling of organic products has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union, with joint efforts required for implementing and delegated acts in the next two years, IFOAM EU said in June. Among the
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Amazon execs run Whole Foods and UNFI enjoys long tie-up

Amazon execs run Whole Foods and UNFI enjoys long tie-up
Wed, 27/06/18 - 08:00
By O.W.N News Network


One year after Amazon's US$13.7 billion purchase of organic and natural grocer Whole Foods Market, Amazon has changed Whole Foods' management structure and is taking charge of the business by adding veterans of the e-commerce company. And natural and organic distributor
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Australian Organic backs misleading claims fines

Australian Organic backs misleading claims fines
Tue, 26/06/18 - 10:00
By Warren Beaumont


With misleading organic claims and greenwashing a major issue for certified organic products in Australia, leading organic industry group, Australian Organic, welcomed action by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) to impose penalties of AUD$37,800
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Bob's Red Mill, RXBar, That's It, in US labelling lawsuits

Bob's Red Mill, RXBar, That's It, in US labelling lawsuits
Tue, 26/06/18 - 09:30
By Warren Beaumont


Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods, which uses its own gluten-free symbol on product labels (Bob's Red Mill's "GF" Mark), filed a lawsuit in June against the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America in US district court in Portland, which wants Bob's to stop using the gluten-f
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Fears over allergic reactions, meat in meat-free meals

Fears over allergic reactions, meat in meat-free meals
Tue, 26/06/18 - 09:00
By O.W.N News Network


Concerns over some meat substitutes and vegetarian meals were raised in June with US researchers reporting severe adverse reactions to the fungus-derived mycoprotein used in Quorn meat substitutes. Meanwhile, Britain’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) was investigating a
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USA market potential backs BIOFACH AMERICA

USA market potential backs BIOFACH AMERICA
Tue, 26/06/18 - 08:10
By O.W.N News Network


BIOFACH AMERICA – ALL THINGS ORGANIC returns on 13 to 15 September 2018 to the Baltimore Convention Center. Running alongside the Natural Products Expo East, BIOFACH is devoted to products with organic certification and expects to host 200 exhibitors of the 1,40
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MadeGood® committed to zero waste

MadeGood® committed to zero waste
Wed, 27/06/18 - 08:30
By Adriana Michael


Canadian firm Riverside Natural Foods, producer of organic snack bar brand MadeGood®, was recently awarded Silver under the Total Resource Use and Efficiency (TRUE) certification system. Administered by Green Business Certification, Inc. (GBCI), TRUE helps facilities
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Expanding Asia, China market lifts NOPA Hong Kong

Expanding Asia, China market lifts NOPA Hong Kong
Tue, 26/06/18 - 08:00
By O.W.N News Network


Exhibitors at the KRAV display at NOPA 2017 Natural & Organic Products Asia - NOPA Hong Kong NOPA Hong Kong, seen as the gateway to the flourishing Asian natural and organic market, returns for its 4th edition at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Wa
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Fermented food craze welcomes newcomers

Fermented food craze welcomes newcomers
Wed, 20/06/18 - 10:00
By Hannah Flynn


UK health food giant Holland and Barrett chose a fermented turmeric drink as one of three new products the leading retailer will stock on its shelves, at the Natural and Organic Products Europe - NOPE show in London, April 22-23. The decision to put Turmeric Vitality on
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Australian organics posts solid growth

Australian organics posts solid growth
Mon, 07/05/18 - 09:00
By Warren Beaumont


New findings released on April 30 at Naturally Good Expo in Sydney by leading organic industry group Australian Organic show an uptake in household spending allocated to organic produce and goods. According to the annual Australian Organic Market Report, 40 percent of org
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Topical Magnesium Steals the Show

Topical Magnesium Steals the Show
Thu, 03/05/18 - 08:20
By Hannah Flynn


Topical magnesium products proved highly popular at the Natural and Organic Products Europe show in London this year. Products from Australia and Hungary sat alongside UK products, which were all looking for a space in the European market. Underlining how significant ma
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Environmental sustainability, human health concerns for packaging

Environmental sustainability, human health concerns for packaging
Fri, 20/04/18 - 10:00
By Warren Beaumont


Three important announcements on packaging's environmental sustainability and the impact of food contact materials on consumer health in Europe were made this past spring with Euractiv hosting a workshop on the topic of 'Safe and circular: Making food contact material wor
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Midsona acquires Davert to expand into European market

Midsona acquires Davert to expand into European market
Wed, 16/05/18
By O.W.N News Network


Swedish health foods supplier Midsona AB (Midsona) has continued its recent acquisitions of European organic brands with the announcement of an agreement in early May whereby Midsona will acquire 100 percent of the shares of German organic food pioneer Davert GmbH for app
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Profit surge for Amazon as grocery sales jump

Profit surge for Amazon as grocery sales jump
Tue, 08/05/18 - 10:05
By O.W.N News Network


Amazon.com has reported that North American sales in the first quarter of 2018 jumped by around 43 percent from last year to around $US51 billion, beating the expectations of US analysts, who applauded the company’s biggest expansion in profit margins in about two y
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NOPE:Natural Products Market Growing and Diversifying

NOPE:Natural Products Market Growing and Diversifying
Tue, 24/04/18 - 16:00
By Hannah Flynn


Speakers drilled down into the sales and science behind many of the most significant natural food and product trends happening across Europe, at the Natural and Organic Products Europe -NOPE 2018 show in London this week. Over 700 exhibitors from 42 countries and 10,500+
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Terra Wash MG+ laundry solution approaches 1 million units sold in Japan

Terra Wash MG+ laundry solution approaches 1 million units sold in Japan
Thu, 19/04/18 - 10:25
By Nick Renaud-Komiya


For many environmentally-conscious consumers, finding a clean and sustainable way of washing clothes is a huge challenge. While many detergent products aim to be friendly to the environment, these cleaning products often consist of powders or liquids in plastic containers
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NOPE London 2018 welcomes more organic exhibitors

NOPE London 2018 welcomes more organic exhibitors
Thu, 19/04/18 - 10:00
By O.W.N News Network


Natural & Organic Products Europe the region's biggest trade show for natural products, will showcase everything from natural healthcare products, organic foods, through to eco-friendly personal care and eco-household products when it returns to the London ExCeL exhib
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Bigger Whole Foods to boost Amazon

Bigger Whole Foods to boost Amazon
Thu, 19/04/18 - 09:04
By Warren Beaumont


Amazon.com is looking to expand its Whole Foods Market (WFM) brick-and-mortar retail network with bigger stores to bolster the online shopping business just seven months after it acquired Whole Foods in late August 2017 for US$13.7 billion. And WFM regional marketing staf
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Microplastics in bottled water, threat to human health

Microplastics in bottled water, threat to human health
Tue, 17/04/18 - 09:00
By O.W.N News Network


New studies by US researchers found that major bottled water brands are contaminated with microplastics and pose a risk, while UK Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to ban plastic cotton buds and straws and criticised Britain's 'throwaway culture' that is killing oceans, wh
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Naturally Good Expo's new owners boost trade-focused event

Naturally Good Expo's new owners boost trade-focused event
Mon, 16/04/18 - 09:00
By Warren Beaumont


Australia's Naturally Good Expo, the largest trade show for the natural, organic and healthy products sector in the country, is set for a brighter future under new ownership and looking to fix the "samplers and sellers" issues at the 2017 event. The show was run for three
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