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Open in PDF format: PDF Spring 2018

Spring 2018

Organic farming can feed the world

Organic farming can feed the world
Fri, 26/01/18 - 09:04
By O.W.N News Network


With food sustainability, a major issue and cause for concern globally, a new study published in the Nature Communications journal last November, 'Strategies for feeding the world more sustainably with organic agriculture' is one proposal for improving the sustainability
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Plant and fruit-based waters a major force

Plant and fruit-based waters a major force
Fri, 26/01/18 - 09:00
By O.W.N News Network


Hans Buysrogge of Soria Naturals, with some of its large range of vegetable, fruit and superfood drinks Plant and fruit-based waters and beverages were a growing trend globally during 2017 with many new products and flavours challenging the dominance of coconut waters. Th
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Dieticians pick fermented foods top for 2018

Dieticians pick fermented foods top for 2018
Fri, 26/01/18 - 08:57
By O.W.N News Network


Fermented foods have been voted as the number one superfood for 2018 in a national survey of more than 2,000 US dietitians that revealed a movement towards clean, natural, simple and plant-based diet predictions for superfoods in 2018. In its sixth year, with a record-br
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Chia de France supports research

Chia de France supports research
Fri, 26/01/18 - 08:00
By Adriana Michael


Chia de France is supporting the development of a chia culture to ensure availability of a new plant source of Omega 3. The chia agricultural sector is new to France and Europe. Chia de France is an initiative to support and finance research projects, to address the healt
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Chicza: Less plastic one gum at a time

Chicza: Less plastic one gum at a time
Fri, 26/01/18 - 08:00
By Adriana Michael


Plastics are extremely durable materials that come in all shapes, textures and colours, and provide convenience for our daily life. But plastic now also pollutes every corner of the earth. It makes up over ten percent of our waste. Despite good intentions and efforts, le
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Sekemís 40 years of sustainable enterprise and achievement

Sekemís 40 years of sustainable enterprise and achievement
Fri, 26/01/18 - 07:55
By Warren Beaumont


Pioneering Egyptian sustainable and social enterprise SEKEM celebrated 40 years in 2017. From small beginnings, SEKEM has grown to a significant project providing individual development and work for thousands of farmers, co-workers, and other people. Warren Beaumont spoke
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Consciousness leads to sustainability

Consciousness leads to sustainability
Fri, 26/01/18 - 07:50
By Malea Birke


Konstanze Abouleish, Managing Director of Naturtex, an enterprise for Egyptian organically grown cotton and part of the SEKEM Group spoke with OWN correspondent Malea Birke. OWN: What is the situation of organic farming in Egypt? KA: When we started, it was difficult. N
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More demand and organic diversity lift BIOFACH 2018

More demand and organic diversity lift BIOFACH 2018
Thu, 25/01/18 - 11:35
By O.W.N News Network


Strong retail sales in organic products and increased organic farmland are driving organic market growth, setting the scene for the 2018 edition of the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food, BIOFACH 2018, where organic product diversity, new trends in food and
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VIVANESS attracts innovation in organic beauty

VIVANESS attracts innovation in organic beauty
Thu, 25/01/18 - 11:30
By O.W.N News Network


VIVANESS, the international trade show with the most number of committed firms to natural and organic certified ingredients and formulations in the beauty and personal care segment returns to Nuremberg February 14-17. The sister event of BIOFACH will host 250 cosmetics fi
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Terra Wash MG +: Clean laundry and no empty plastic bottles

Terra Wash MG +: Clean laundry and no empty plastic bottles
Thu, 25/01/18 - 11:00
By Gloria Neumann


Takuto Kobayashi, Executive Director of MK Enterprise Inc., introducing Terra Wash MG+There are several brands of excellent laundry detergents in the market that are effective and environmentally friendly. Nevertheless, most of them come in a liquid or powder presented in
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Five global packaging trends for 2018

Five global packaging trends for 2018
Thu, 25/01/18 - 09:05
By O.W.N News Network


Leading market intelligence agency Mintel announced in December the five trends set to impact the global packaging industry over the coming year, where Mintel's experts define the challenges and opportunities that will affect manufacturers, brands, and retailers in packag
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nOxģ: A sustainable Packaging Revolution

nOxģ: A sustainable Packaging Revolution
Thu, 25/01/18 - 09:00
By Adriana Michael


As the world continues to progress sustainable solutions for tomorrow, a revolutionary product is right around the corner yet again! Panam France-nOx, a subsidiary of the Poujaud Group, is introducing the big bag nOx®. This is an innovative, patented and cost-effectiv
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Credobags: A smart solution

Credobags: A smart solution
Thu, 25/01/18 - 08:56
By Adriana Michael


Credobags, a Canadian firm based in Montreal, is celebrating its 10th-anniversary selling reusable bags made with natural fibers. “The company concentrates on the food trade – grocery stores – eco stores – about 70% brick and mortar 30% e-commerce,
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Antioxidant-rich food could reduce type 2 diabetes risk

Antioxidant-rich food could reduce type 2 diabetes risk
Thu, 25/01/18 - 08:55
By O.W.N News Network


A new study published online in the European journal Diabetologia in November 2017 by French researchers has found that a diet containing higher levels of antioxidant-rich foods was associated with a reduction of risk of type-2 diabetes in middle-aged women. The research
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NOW Foods 50 years a health food icon

NOW Foods 50 years a health food icon
Wed, 24/01/18 - 09:15
By Warren Beaumont


One of the first manufacturers of natural health supplements in the US is NOW Foods, a family-owned firm founded in 1968 and based in DuPage County west of Chicago. This company has grown to produce a vast range of high quality organic and health foods, dietary supplement
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Five questions for Pukka

Five questions for Pukka
Wed, 24/01/18 - 09:10
By Warren Beaumont


UK-based Pukka Herbs was founded in 2001 by Tim Westwell and Sebastian Pole. The tea brand has become a consumer favourite due to its taste and flavour and its commitment to high quality ingredients. Warren Beaumont asked the founders five questions. OWN: Pukka Herbs tod
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Certified B Corps improving social & environmental performance

Certified B Corps improving social & environmental performance
Wed, 24/01/18 - 09:00
By Warren Beaumont


In this edition of Organic & Wellness News we look at another third-party global ethical certification system, the Certified B Corporations label, where individual B Corps companies aspire to and meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performa
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Large corporations tighten their hold on global food system

Large corporations tighten their hold on global food system
Wed, 24/01/18 - 08:00
By O.W.N News Network


New research published on October 31 shows the dramatic impacts of the global food system being rapidly monopolised by ever-fewer, ever-larger corporations at every stage of the food chain, according to Friends of the Earth Europe. This alarming trend poses risks to consu
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