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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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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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