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WAWA: Quinoa gains momentum in the baby food market

WAWA: Quinoa gains momentum in the baby food market
Mon, 29/04/13 - 04:53
By Adriana Michael


When Sienna, daughter of entrepreneur Viviana Soruco turned 11 months and was introduced to more solid foods, she experienced severe gastroenteritis and asthma. In spite of consulting several specialists and taking all prescribed medications her condition only got worse.
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RSPO launches Smallholders Fund, environment group attacks palm oil

RSPO launches Smallholders Fund, environment group attacks palm oil
Mon, 29/04/13 - 03:15
By O.W.N News Network


The RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil), an international multi-stakeholder organization and certification scheme for sustainable palm oil, has announced the RSPO Smallholders Support Fund (RSSF) for eligible oil palm growers amongst smallholders around the wor
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Strong outlook for OrganicsBrazil

Strong outlook for OrganicsBrazil
Sun, 28/04/13 - 07:20
By Warren Beaumont


Tracking exports annually from 74 member companies OrganicsBrazil has been an export promotion project, geared to assist Brazilian companies develop this channel, says executive coordinator, Ming Liu. In spite of strong growth in the domestic market, in 2012 co
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Cabolqui celebrates International Year of Bolivian Royal Quinoa

Cabolqui celebrates International Year of Bolivian Royal Quinoa
Sun, 28/04/13 - 05:25
By Adriana Michael


The United Nations has declared 2013 the “International Year of Quinoa” and its official launch took place on February 20th at its headquarters in New York City. Several events will be organized around the world in an attempt to increase public awareness
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Sustainable practices give Primeal an edge

Sustainable practices give Primeal an edge
Sat, 27/04/13 - 19:26
By Warren Beaumont


The Ancient Grain and gluten-free trend shows no signs of slowing down in natural and organic retail markets worldwide as consumers increasingly choose ancient super foods like chia, amaranth, cañihua and quinoa for their health and nutritional benefits. Quinoa dem
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Finally, a range of Ice Cream Alternatives

Finally, a range of Ice Cream Alternatives
Sat, 27/04/13 - 04:40
By Kat Schuett


On a summer day there is nothing like a cool, creamy treat to beat the heat. But for vegans or those who were cursed with lactose intolerance (such as myself), ice cream has been but a dream. Even for those who can have dairy, the cold reality is that if you w
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A fresh mapping of culinary trends

A fresh mapping of culinary trends
Fri, 26/04/13 - 17:04
By Warren Beaumont


Health & Wellness, Authentic Appeal, Artisan Appreciation and Local & Sustainable are the key consumer drivers with the most power to propel culinary trends, according to the recent A Look Backward & Forward Culinary Trend Mapping Report, a joint publication o
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Sipal’s organic sweeteners gain more trade attraction

Sipal’s organic sweeteners gain more trade attraction
Fri, 26/04/13 - 01:13
By Warren Beaumont


Global demand for naturally processed, organic sweeteners is growing due to campaigns and issues in the U.S. and the EU in 2012 concerning soda (sugar) beverages and artificial and alternative sweeteners such as sucralose and aspartame, while stevia is providing challen
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Symbiosis at La Campera generates sustainable mushroom business

Symbiosis at La Campera generates sustainable mushroom business
Fri, 26/04/13 - 00:15
By Adriana Michael


A report about a project to market amazing edible pine forest mushrooms from Pinus Radiata conducted by the marginalized community of San Isidro de Marayhuaca Incahuasi with the Peruvian government agency AGRORURAL, sparked in entrepreneur Armando Chang the idea to partne
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Super foods meet gourmet, mainstream

Super foods meet gourmet, mainstream
Thu, 25/04/13 - 22:57
By Adriana Michael, Warren Beaumont


The health food industry has received a major boost with an increased presence of organic, Kosher, Halal and gluten-free products at international food fairs. One of the 10 halls under the Anuga umbrella in Germany is for organic foods; more and more gourmet produ
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Shaping Europe’s organic future together at the 7th European Organic Congress

Shaping Europe’s organic future together at the 7th European Organic Congress
Thu, 25/04/13 - 03:59
By O.W.N News Network


This year is very important for IFOAM EU and a great opportunity for all organic stakeholders in the region to come together and attend the leading organic regulation event in Europe for 2013. Shaping Europe’s Organic Future Together: Making an impact on the EU orga
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Stage set for Bio Brazil Fair / BioFach América Latina

Stage set for Bio Brazil Fair / BioFach América Latina
Thu, 25/04/13 - 03:37
By Warren Beaumont


As announced, NürnbergMesse Brasil and Francal Feiras will launch this coming June 27-30 their joined trade fairs for organic products Bio Brazil Fair/BioFach América Latina. The largest business platform for the organic sector in the country, will be hosted
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Vivaness presents what’s hot in personal care

Vivaness presents what’s hot in personal care
Thu, 25/04/13 - 02:56
By Kat Schuett


It used to be that if you wanted natural or organic personal care, you had to give up a certain degree of functionality. This is no longer the case. The new generation of personal care products—debuted February 13-16 at the Vivaness show, running parallel to Bi
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Safety and nutrition drive baby food demand globally

Safety and nutrition drive baby food demand globally
Thu, 25/04/13 - 00:55
By O.W.N News Network


Despite the challenges parents face under difficult economic conditions and ever-growing constraints on their time, the quality of food they offer their young children is more important than ever. According to Consumer Reports, children may be a risk for exposure to t
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The organic market baby boom: Parents drive dramatic growth & innovation in U.S. market

The organic market baby boom: Parents drive dramatic growth & innovation in U.S. market
Thu, 25/04/13 - 00:04
By Kat Schuett


Parenthood often includes a lot of firsts…first steps, first words, and for the parent, it’s often the first time they start buying organic. As parents learn more about toxins in our food and environment, they are increasingly looking to organic as a way to p
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Fruit d’Or launches Cran Naturelle and calls for standards

Fruit d’Or launches Cran Naturelle and calls for standards
Tue, 23/04/13 - 11:52
By Kat Schuett


Numerous studies have shown that proanthocyanidins (PACs), a phytochemical found in cranberries, prevent maladies ranging from urinary tract infections (UTIs) to stomach ulcers and even periodontal disease. But not all cranberry supplements pack equally potent amount of
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Expo West celebrates healthy living

Expo West celebrates healthy living
Sat, 20/04/13 - 03:27
By O.W.N News Network


Healthy living and eating grows ever popular as evidence by the throngs of people from all over who crowded into the Anaheim Convention Center to learn about the products featured at Natural Products Expo West, March 8-10. The 33rd year old expo that started out small bu
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Specialist retailers led retail visitors at BioFach 2013

Specialist retailers led retail visitors at BioFach 2013
Thu, 18/04/13 - 03:18
By Warren Beaumont


This year’s BioFach, world leading organic trade fair held in Nuremberg, Germany 13-16 February, was considered by most international visitors a success. While talk around the show was that the exhibition area was much smaller and trade visitor numbers were down,
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