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Winter 2011

Nature’s Agave now in Williams-Sonoma

Nature’s Agave now in Williams-Sonoma
Fri, 20/01/12 - 17:57
By O.W.N News Network


Nature’s Agave Premium Raw agave nectar variety is now available at all 260 Williams-Sonoma stores nationwide. Williams -Sonoma is a specialty US retailer of high-quality home products including gourmet cookware and premium food. The agave nectar is made from 100 pe
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More U.S. families buy organic foods: OTA study

More U.S. families buy organic foods: OTA study
Tue, 17/01/12 - 22:18
By O.W.N News Network


A new study from the Organic Trade Association (OTA) reveals that 78% of U.S. families say they are choosing organic foods, up from 73% in 2009, while 4 in 10 families indicate they are buying more organic products than they were a year ago. “In a time when the se
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UK shoppers under 35 major buyers of organic food

UK shoppers under 35 major buyers of organic food
Tue, 10/01/12 - 04:10
By O.W.N News Network


Shoppers aged under 35 are twice as likely to want organic food as those over 35, aspire to shop ethically and waste less food, revealed by the latest IGD ShopperTrack research in November, a monthly analysis of British grocery shopper sentiment. A demographic breakdown
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Brookfarm boosts USA sales in Omega-3 rich, macadamia

Brookfarm boosts USA sales in Omega-3 rich, macadamia
Mon, 09/01/12 - 07:35
By Warren Beaumont


Australia’s leading manufacturer of macadamia-based foods and oils Brookfarm recently had their products ranged on the shelves of prestigious USA retailer Williams Sonoma stores. Brookfarm also sells through Whole Foods Market and is now looking to expand distributi
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BLK, the dark side of water, is “in”

BLK, the dark side of water, is “in”
Mon, 09/01/12 - 07:20
By Adriana Michael


Canadian sisters Louise and Jacqueline Wilkie of Eclipse Concepts have been busy selling their unique “black water.” Presented in a sleek clear glass bottle with the white bold letters BLK at the front, the deep black liquid is intriguing. Is it an alcoholic d
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Market for Omega 3’s is still on the rise

Market for Omega 3’s is still on the rise
Sat, 10/12/11 - 04:14
By Warren Beaumont


Consumers now associate food with health and wellness and new studies and reports covered by the media have contributed to an increase in the purchase of functional food and natural supplements. Omega-3 fatty acids, vital nutrients to human health, are one of the most wid
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Oogave organic sodas provide the agave advantage

Oogave organic sodas provide the agave advantage
Sat, 10/12/11 - 03:56
By Adriana Michael


Oogave’s line of all-natural certified organic sodas challenges the conventional soda status quo, and proves that amazing taste can be achieved without artificial ingredients or chemicals. What began as Esteban Anson’s journey to find a healthy soda for his na
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SunOpta 3Q sales up 14.6 percent

SunOpta 3Q sales up 14.6 percent
Sat, 10/12/11 - 03:45
By O.W.N News Network


Canada based SunOpta Inc., leading global company for natural, organic and specialty foods and natural health products, announced sales rose 25.3 percent for the quarter ended October 1, 2011. The firm reported quarterly revenues of $272.4 million versus $217.5 million fo
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Buffalo Natur introduces stone paper at Expo East

Buffalo Natur introduces stone paper at Expo East
Sat, 10/12/11 - 03:26
By Adriana Michael


At Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore this fall, the 51-year-old Canadian firm Buffalo Original Inc. introduced Buffalo Natur, an innovative, environmentally-friendly line of school and office supplies made with a variety of post-consumer and post-industrial material
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Fair trade USA’s plans under attack

Fair trade USA’s plans under attack
Sat, 10/12/11 - 03:23
By O.W.N News Network


While new research from world governing fair trade organization Fair Trade Labelling International (FLO) shows that recognition of the Fairtrade mark has increased since 2008, planned changes by United States fair trade accreditation body Fair Trade USA to split from the
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GMO’s report ‘False Promises, Failed Technologies’ launched on World Food Day

GMO’s report ‘False Promises, Failed Technologies’ launched on World Food Day
Sat, 10/12/11 - 03:21
By O.W.N News Network


An international report on genetically manipulated (GM) foods and crops was launched on World Food Day, October 16. The report was coordinated by Dr Vandana Shiva - international GM-free advocate, scientist and recent Sydney Peace Prize recipient. The synthesis report, &l
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Peruvian Sacha Inchi: promising premium source of omega 3s

Peruvian Sacha Inchi: promising premium source of omega 3s
Sat, 10/12/11 - 03:17
By Lesly Vera, Adriana Michael


Peru is the major producer of Sacha Inchi (Plukenetia volubilis Linneo) also known as the “Inca Peanut,” a super food for its high content of Omega 3,6 and 9 and antioxidant properties. With a lifespan of over 10 years, the twining vine, native to the hot and
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Sustainable Cosmetics Summit Asia Makes Successful Footprint

Sustainable Cosmetics Summit Asia Makes Successful Footprint
Sat, 10/12/11 - 03:12
By O.W.N News Network


The first Asian edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit brought together 120 delegates from across the Asia-Pacific region in Hong Kong on 7-8 November. The focal themes of the summit were the marketing and technical issues related to sustainable cosmetics. Major disc
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Salon de Chocolate increases connection across supply chain and consumers

Salon de Chocolate increases connection across supply chain and consumers
Sat, 10/12/11 - 03:04
By Lesly Vera


Salon du Chocolat, the most important public and trade event devoted to the world of chocolate, celebrated its 17th edition, October 20 – 24th at Pavillion 5 ViParis, Porte de Versailles in the French capital. Choosing the theme “Ethnic and Choc” show
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3rd Expoalimentaria  in Lima hailed a success

3rd Expoalimentaria in Lima hailed a success
Sat, 10/12/11 - 02:59
By Adriana Michael


The third edition of Expoalimentaria celebrated Sep 28-30 in Lima, Peru consolidated the fair as a leading stage for international trade in the food & beverages sectors in the region. Increased awareness of the diversity offered by Peruvian gastronomy, its unique ingr
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Flora brings top Omega-3 oil products to over 40 countries

Flora brings top Omega-3 oil products to over 40 countries
Sat, 10/12/11 - 02:46
By Warren Beaumont


Flora Manufacturing & Distribution, a long-established BC, Canada-based producer of cold-pressed, unrefined nutritional oils is seeing a positive growth trend for Omega-3 products. The range includes flax oil, pumpkin seed oil, canola oil, evening primrose oil and Udo
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Trader Andean Naturals expands taking quinoa to the next level

Trader Andean Naturals expands taking quinoa to the next level
Sat, 10/12/11 - 02:15
By Adriana Michael


Committed to its mission of “sharing quinoa with the world,” California-based Andean Naturals will open Jacha Inti S.A. (JISA) in La Paz, Bolivia. Starting in January 2012, this new state-of-the art-facility will gather, process and co-pack organic quinoa from
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Campaign calls for US labelling of GM foods

Campaign calls for US labelling of GM foods
Sun, 09/01/11 - 08:21
By O.W.N News Network


A coalition of nearly 400 US businesses and organizations called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in October to require labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods, which are those that are altered at the molecular level in ways that could not happen natur
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