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Andean countries support origin denomination for Bolivian Royal Quinoa

Andean countries support origin denomination for Bolivian Royal Quinoa
Sun, 19/10/14 - 22:40
By Andrew Ofstehage


The global rise of quinoa consumption has been dramatic, expanding from the Andean region in the 1970s to nearly global availability. Its rise of production has lagged behind demand, but is significant all the same. Besides gaining ground in traditional production areas o
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Chia seeds and prickly pear revive ancient superfoods

Chia seeds and prickly pear revive ancient superfoods
Sun, 19/10/14 - 22:39
By Warren Beaumont


The rediscovery of ancient foods like quinoa has now opened the door for other forgotten plants to go global. The prickly pear cactus and chia seeds are two of the latest such examples, having both been used by the ancient Aztecs. According to global research company Min
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Golden grass offers sustainable alternative to fashion jewelry

Golden grass offers sustainable alternative to fashion jewelry
Sun, 19/10/14 - 22:02
By Andrew Ofstehage


Cattle avoid eating Capim dourado (Syngonanthus nitens) an Amazonia grass, in favor of other plants, but artisans in the region seek it out. Capim dourado, or golden grass, grows wild in Amazonian Tocantins, which lies at the eastern edge of the Amazon and the edge of the
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At Native sustainability works

At Native sustainability works
Sun, 19/10/14 - 21:42
By Adriana Michael


It has been almost 30 years since Native Alimentos Organicos Ltd., the leading Brazilian producer of organic sugar and ethanol started the journey to turn a 68-year-old, third generation family owned enterprise into one of the world’s largest organic and biodynamic
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Colombia celebrates 2nd international encounter of organic agriculture

Colombia celebrates 2nd international encounter of organic agriculture
Fri, 17/10/14 - 22:42
By O.W.N News Network


Under the auspices of the Bogota Chamber of Commerce CCB and FEDEORGANICOS, the Colombian federation of organic producers, processors, traders, organizations and end consumers the 2nd Encounter of National & International Organic Agriculture took place in Bogota, June
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Ocean’s Halo Seaweed Chips: Snacking Goes Green

Ocean’s Halo Seaweed Chips: Snacking Goes Green
Mon, 06/10/14 - 15:16
By Kat Schuett


What do you get when you take seaweed, one of the world’s most sustainable superfoods, and cross it with one of the most popular snack foods, the chip? A tasty “green” snack…literally and figuratively… that is as good for the planet as it i
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Guayapi included “50 years, 50 chefs” at Sial Paris

Guayapi included “50 years, 50 chefs” at Sial Paris
Sun, 05/10/14 - 18:09
By O.W.N News Network


Sial Paris, the second largest international food event returns to celebrate its 50th anniversary October 19-23 at Villepinte, Paris. This year, the theme of the exhibition is “50 years, 50 chefs“, where Sial will offer a gift basket with 15 carefully selected
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Eumarrah: treat for natural & organic consumers

Eumarrah: treat for natural & organic consumers
Sat, 04/10/14
By Warren Beaumont


Walking into Hobart, Tasmania’s natural and wholefoods store Eumarrah, I was struck by the warm earthy atmosphere, the use of natural wood, and the breadth of natural and organic foods on display in the state capital’s biggest specialist natural foods store.
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High response to Latin American offer at Fine Food Australia

High response to Latin American offer at Fine Food Australia
Fri, 03/10/14 - 17:23
By Warren Beaumont


Fine Food Australia returned to the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre on 15-18 September. Over 1,000 industry suppliers, including 41 international countries, exhibited a wide range of products from packaged foods, beverages and ingredients to equipment and ser
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Top Ten New Product Trends at Expo East

Top Ten New Product Trends at Expo East
Fri, 03/10/14 - 14:01
By Kat Schuett


There was certainly no lack of innovation at the 29th Natural Products Expo East, held in Baltimore, Maryland September 17-20. The United States’ second largest, organic and healthy products event brought together more new exhibitors and new products than ever befor
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Is fair trade just a marketing tool?

Is fair trade just a marketing tool?
Fri, 03/10/14 - 13:35
By Warren Beaumont


The proliferation of fair trade certification schemes and multinational food companies using fair trade only as a labelling and marketing tool was a major point of discussion at a Biofach 2014 seminar, Does Fair Trade Certification Matter. The discussion included concern
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Germany fair trade pioneer GEPA supports small producers

Germany fair trade pioneer GEPA supports small producers
Fri, 03/10/14 - 01:30
By Warren Beaumont


A leading fair trade supplier in Europe, GEPA – The Fair Trade Company is a not-for-profit group which operates under the fair trade principles of the WFTO, partners and trades with 190 cooperatives, supplies 75 per cent of its products as certified organic, and rep
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Ecuador has strong presence at Sial Paris 2014

Ecuador has strong presence at Sial Paris 2014
Thu, 02/10/14 - 17:12
By Francisca Galvan


Ecuador will be participating this year at SIAL Paris, with 16 local companies displaying their high quality and innovative products, including quinoa, chia, organic banana chips, palm hearts, tuna, exotic sauces, pulps and non-traditional fruit juices. Following the rec
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Sierra & Selva launches instant Chia Cool

Sierra & Selva launches instant Chia Cool
Thu, 02/10/14 - 13:08
By O.W.N News Network


Organic Sierra & Selva, the main Peruvian exporter of Andean grains is launching in the domestic market ”Instant Chia Cool” drink this season. Recognized as the most innovative product at the 6th Expoalimentaria fair in Lima, “Instant Chia Cool&rdqu
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Global snack food sales reach $374 billion

Global snack food sales reach $374 billion
Thu, 02/10/14 - 08:59
By O.W.N News Network


According to a new Nielsen global report global consumers spent $374 billion (retail sales data adjusted for inflation), on snack foods between 2013 and 2014, a year-over-year increase of 2%. The fastest-growing snack categories according to Nielsen retail sales informat
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Expect new consumer profiles says the 2015 NEXT Forecast

Expect new consumer profiles says the 2015 NEXT Forecast
Thu, 02/10/14
By O.W.N News Network


The natural products industry will see new consumer profiles jumping on the healthy lifestyles bandwagon, demanding organic foods and sustainable products, a finding of the NEXT Accelerator, developed by New Hope Natural Media, organizers of the Natural Products Expo West
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SIAL: 50th anniversary

SIAL: 50th anniversary
Wed, 01/10/14 - 23:00
By O.W.N News Network


According to Nicolas Trentesaux, director of SIAL Group, the key (and universal) element that is sure to be highlighted is: pleasure! “Because there is no doubt that, wherever you are in the world, food is still one of life’s small pleasures… 150,000 in
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Big response to 3rd Natural Products Scandinavia

Big response to 3rd Natural Products Scandinavia
Wed, 01/10/14 - 22:32
By Warren Beaumont


Natural Products Scandinavia, the Nordic region’s only dedicated trade show for the natural health, nutrition, beauty, and self-care market, co-located with Nordic Organic Food Fair returns to Malmö, Sweden, on 26-27 October, 2014. Natural Products Scandinavia
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Organic: Key for Sustainable Agriculture

Organic: Key for Sustainable Agriculture
Wed, 01/10/14 - 21:29
By Warren Beaumont


Key EU policy-makers and organic stakeholders met at the 8th European Organic Congress in Bari, Italy in mid September and agreed, that the EU must support the development of the organic sector across Europe to achieve a sustainable agricultural system that benefits peopl
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Ecuador looks to EU agreement for export trade lift

Ecuador looks to EU agreement for export trade lift
Wed, 01/10/14 - 17:03
By Warren Beaumont


A trade agreement between Ecuador and the European Union was reached on July 17, which is expected to allow the Andean nation to increase its exports to the EU countries by at least $500 million over the next three years. “After almost four years of work, finally w
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Keynote speakers announced for 18th Organic World Congress

Keynote speakers announced for 18th Organic World Congress
Wed, 01/10/14 - 16:08
By Warren Beaumont


The final line-up of keynote speakers has been announced for the 18th edition of the IFOAM Organic World Congress, to take place from 13 -15 October 2014 in Istanbul. The final line-up of keynote speakers are: Yemi Akinbamijo: Executive director of FARA (Forum for Agric
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Camexpo UK previews exhibitor show highlights

Camexpo UK previews exhibitor show highlights
Wed, 01/10/14 - 15:58
By O.W.N News Network


London’s Olympia will host October 4-5 the largest gathering of complementary practitioners, Therapists, CAM students and health care professionals of the year, at camexpo – the UK’s leading integrative and natural health show and conference. Now in its
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Casino sees France gains, Brazil lifts international growth

Casino sees France gains, Brazil lifts international growth
Mon, 29/09/14 - 10:34


Group Casino reported total group sales at €11.9 billion in the second quarter, with organic growth (at constant scope and exchange rates) of +6.5% (excluding petrol and calendar effect), in line with the previous quarter. Casino said there was a gradual improvement
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