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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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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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