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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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Ireland plans boost to organic food & drink exports

Ireland plans boost to organic food & drink exports
Tue, 21/05/19 - 09:00
By Warren Beaumont


A new organic industry strategy and a sustainability program are set to give Ireland’s organic sector a higher profile and increased exports. Ireland’s food, drink and horticulture exports reached EUR12.1 billion in 2018, two percent up by volume following
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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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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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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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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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