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Fall 2012

Nestle: GMOs unnecessary to feed the world

Nestle: GMOs unnecessary to feed the world
Mon, 15/10/12 - 14:04
By O.W.N News Network


Swiss food giant Nestle supports water sustainability and is a member of the SAI Platform for supply chain sustainability, and GMWatch in the U.S. reports that Nestle’s corporate head of agriculture, Hans Jöhr, is president of SAI Platform. Mr Johr says Nestl&e
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Real Bears animated short film aimed at sugary drinks goes viral

Real Bears animated short film aimed at sugary drinks goes viral
Mon, 15/10/12 - 09:42


By Rosario Pajuelo Concerns have been growing over the link between high consumption of soda and sugary drinks and obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Now the animated short film, The Real Bears, which encourages Americans to pour out their sodas, has been vi
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Organic sales up 46% at Denmark’s caterers, restaurants

Organic sales up 46% at Denmark’s caterers, restaurants
Wed, 10/10/12 - 07:20
By Warren Beaumont


In just a year, sales of organic products to Danish catering operations, canteens and public institution kitchens went up 46%, while the number of organic canteens has almost tripled in 2012. And organic produce is now becoming as common a sight in Danish canteens as it i
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New Cosmetics Regulation for Brazil and  EU changes set for July 2013

New Cosmetics Regulation for Brazil and EU changes set for July 2013
Tue, 09/10/12 - 09:01
By O.W.N News Network


Undergoing public consultation since January 18, 2012, new Brazilian cosmetics regulations will restrict the use of pyrogallol, formaldehyde and paraformaldehyde for cosmetic use, as well as place an outright ban on the use of lead acetate. A new chemical on the list of r
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Prepared foods:a $32 billion opportunity

Prepared foods:a $32 billion opportunity
Mon, 08/10/12 - 09:11
By Warren Beaumont


Food service is a major opportunity for suppliers of organic and sustainable foods, from café chains such as Starbucks and Pret A Manger through to major natural health food stores, supermarket chains, chefs and caterers are cooking up a major point of difference t
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EU-USA Organic Equivalency creates major issues for ingredients suppliers

EU-USA Organic Equivalency creates major issues for ingredients suppliers
Wed, 03/10/12 - 09:13
By Warren Beaumont


The EU-USA Organic Equivalency Agreement that allows EU member state producers to sell their products as organic in the U.S. with local EU organic standards and without mandatory USDA NOP certification has been welcomed by EU officials and exporters. However, an unintende
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BioGro New Zealand certifies to EU Natrue cosmetics standard

BioGro New Zealand certifies to EU Natrue cosmetics standard
Tue, 02/10/12 - 18:09
By O.W.N News Network


At the Sustain show in Sydney July 19-22, leading New Zealand organic certification company BioGro ran a NATRUE natural certification workshop for health and body care products to advise natural brand businesses about the purpose, scope and benefits of certification, what
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Global Fairtrade sales grow 12% to 5 billion Euros in 2011

Global Fairtrade sales grow 12% to 5 billion Euros in 2011
Mon, 01/10/12 - 08:08
By O.W.N News Network


Almost five billion euros (€4.9bn, US$6.6bn) were spent on Fairtrade certified products globally last year, according to figures released in July by Fairtrade International as products with the FAIRTRADE mark became available to people in more than 120 countries. Re
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Peru Natura attracts an international crowd

Peru Natura attracts an international crowd
Wed, 26/09/12 - 12:39
By O.W.N News Network


With growing demand for quinoa, chia, sacha inchi, cacao, maca and other ancient nutritious super foods, the 6th edition of PeruNatura will be a major attraction once again for foreign and local buyers gathering at the 4th Expoalimentaria fair in Lima Peru, Sep 19-21. Ar
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Natural Products Scandinavia sold out

Natural Products Scandinavia sold out
Tue, 25/09/12 - 15:29
By O.W.N News Network


Momentum continues to build for Natural Products Scandinavia 2012 and all exhibition space sold out with over 150 exhibitors booked by late August. Scandinavia’s first ever dedicated natural and organic products trade event will take place at MalmöMassan exhibi
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Paripassu's traceability book now in Spanish

Paripassu's traceability book now in Spanish
Mon, 24/09/12 - 16:47
By O.W.N News Network


A Spanish version of “The Little Green Book of Food Traceability” released by Brazilian firm Paripassu in Portuguese and English in 2010 is now available in Spanish. Presented in simple and straightforward language, the book shows the value of food traceabilit
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Quinoa & yacon increasingly on the menu

Quinoa & yacon increasingly on the menu
Wed, 19/09/12 - 17:14
By Adriana Michael


Andean grains such as quinoa and the yacon vegetable are not only growing sales in supermarkets, health food and organic stores, but proving to be popular choices for chefs on restaurant and catering menus from Australia to North America. Caterers and restaurants from Cal
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GM Food “Right to Know” vote under attack

GM Food “Right to Know” vote under attack
Tue, 18/09/12 - 16:23
By O.W.N News Network


More Americans are questioning the health and environmental effects of genetically engineered or genetically modified (GM) organisms in their food. In California, the ‘Right to Know’ campaign to require that food from GM crops be labeled is headed for a Novemb
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Whole Foods Market continues strong growth

Whole Foods Market continues strong growth
Tue, 18/09/12 - 01:59
By Clara Paz


With 329 stores operating at the end of July and with estimated store openings rising from 25 in 2012 to 33-38 in 2014, natural and organic grocer Whole Foods Market is setting ambitious store expansion targets and said that over the long term, 1,000 stores is a reasonabl
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Call for Chia Council to develop industry standards

Call for Chia Council to develop industry standards
Mon, 17/09/12 - 11:12
By Warren Beaumont


Suppliers of chia in Latin America are working together to establish a regional organization to provide education, health and scientific data and to develop standards and a transparent framework in which to further conduct the chia business. The Chia Council would include
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Dr.Hauschka sets high standards in sustainability & environment

Dr.Hauschka sets high standards in sustainability & environment
Sun, 16/09/12 - 09:03
By O.W.N News Network


WALA, the manufacturer of Dr. Hauschka Skin Care in Germany, spoke to Organic & Wellness News about cosmetic trends, the new EU regulations and its commitment to sustainability for over 75 years. OWN: What do you see as major trends for the EU and global cosmetics ma
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Latin American Sustainable Cosmetics Summit fosters cooperation and expands horizons

Latin American Sustainable Cosmetics Summit fosters cooperation and expands horizons
Fri, 14/09/12 - 20:21
By Clara Paz


Despite the short notice since its official announcement, the first Sustainable Cosmetics Summit (SCS) offered in Sao Paulo by the British market intelligence firm Organic Monitor with strategic partner Organics Brazil this coming September 24-26 has attracted a crowd of
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Foods with added value a natural expansion for Bolivian entrepreneurs

Foods with added value a natural expansion for Bolivian entrepreneurs
Fri, 14/09/12 - 20:07
By Adriana Michael


According to the 2010 Report conducted by Global Entrepreneurial Monitor, only 12% of Bolivian entrepreneurs are willing to introduce innovative practices to their businesses. With no doubt entrepreneur Lily Zuna belongs to this small percentage. Her company Ascex Trading
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Selecting honey as natural sweetener

Selecting honey as natural sweetener
Fri, 14/09/12 - 20:06
By O.W.N News Network


Honey is a natural sweetener obtained from bee nectar. Honey is produced in different regions of the world, each one showing unique traits, as result of the conditions where it was extracted. Raw unprocessed honey is considered a superfood, packed with antioxidants, enzym
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New Fairtrade International chief aims to strengthen producer support

New Fairtrade International chief aims to strengthen producer support
Fri, 14/09/12 - 20:05
By O.W.N News Network


Fairtrade International has announced the appointment of Harriet Lamb as the new chief executive of Fairtrade International, who will take up her new role by 1 October 2012. She brings an unrivalled track record in driving Fairtrade success after more than 10 years as exe
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Peruvian Harvest presents first all natural yacon nectar

Peruvian Harvest presents first all natural yacon nectar
Fri, 14/09/12 - 16:59
By Adriana Michael


UHTCO Corporation is introducing this season a new product under its label Peruvian Harvest® the first all natural yacon root nectar with no added sugar or preservatives to quench your thirst and sweet tooth. Presented in 8oz bottles available to retailers in cases of
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Alnatura Migros new organic concept store opens in August

Alnatura Migros new organic concept store opens in August
Sun, 26/08/12 - 17:34
By O.W.N News Network


Alnatura of Germany and Switzerland’s largest retailer Migros revealed that the launch of a new concept store for organic markets is planned to open in late August in Zurich-Hongg. The concept was announced by Götz Rehn, founder and managing director of Alnatur
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Fairtrade Intl. vs. Fair Trade USA: battle for consumers heats up

Fairtrade Intl. vs. Fair Trade USA: battle for consumers heats up
Sat, 25/08/12 - 09:07
By O.W.N News Network


The Fairtrade disagreement in the United States between Fairtrade Labelling International (FLO) and Fair Trade USA is set to heat up after the International Fairtrade body recently announced that leading global and regional brands will soon launch a large range of product
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Soil Association expands certification alongside ACO

Soil Association expands certification alongside ACO
Fri, 24/08/12 - 12:04
By O.W.N News Network


The UK’s Soil Association Certification and Australian Certified Organic, Australia’s most recognised organic label, have announced their partnership in organic textiles in July. From July 2012, ACO are the preferred partner to undertake inspections and provid
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Sprouts Farmers Market's Sunflower acquisition expands natural, organic footprint

Sprouts Farmers Market's Sunflower acquisition expands natural, organic footprint
Thu, 23/08/12 - 08:39
By O.W.N News Network


Phoenix-based Sprouts Farmers Market has announced it has completed the takeover Sunflower Farmers Markets of Boulder, Colorado that will give it 144 stores nationally in eight states. All stores were rebranded under the Sprouts banner and the group is predicted to earn s
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Auchan to open hypermarkets in India from 2012

Auchan to open hypermarkets in India from 2012
Wed, 22/08/12 - 09:01
By O.W.N News Network


French supermarket and hypermarket operator Groupe Auchan has announced in August that it has signed a franchise agreement for the development of a hypermarket business in India with Max India Hypermarkets that will result in 12 to 15 new Auchan hypermarkets starting from
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IFOAM Organic Leadership Course fosters innovation, contacts

IFOAM Organic Leadership Course fosters innovation, contacts
Tue, 21/08/12 - 05:57
By O.W.N News Network


The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) will hold a dynamic Organic Leadership Course in North America in 2013. Participants will gain knowledge, skills and a comprehensive understanding of organic principles and the organic sector in North A
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