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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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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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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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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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