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Fall 2018

Sikkim receives UN award for becoming world's first 100% organic state

Sikkim receives UN award for becoming world's first 100% organic state
Tue, 16/10/18 - 15:00
By Adriana Michael


The “100% organic state” Sikkim, in India, is the 2018 Gold Winner of the Future Policy Award (FPA) beating 51 nominated policies from 25 countries. Policies from Brazil, Denmark, and Quito (Ecuador) took home Silver Awards. Located in northeast India, border
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Ginger Diamonds add spark to the candy aisle and more

Ginger Diamonds add spark to the candy aisle and more
Mon, 15/10/18
By Sara Önnebo


A broken spine and a passion for healthy cooking became the start of Ginger Diamonds, a new alternative to sweets, gum and breathe fresheners based on pure and fresh ginger roots. Martin Chab, founder and culinary entrepreneur, is an excellent example of how you can turn
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Organic Food Iberia will celebrate Spain’s leading role in the EU organic sector

Organic Food Iberia will celebrate Spain’s leading role in the EU organic sector
Fri, 12/10/18 - 16:00
By Adriana Michael


Trade show organizer and publisher Diversified Communications UK Ltd., announced in May the launch of its new trade event Organic Food Iberia – OFI. The first edition will take place along with Eco Living Iberia in Madrid on June 6-7, 2019. Spain has long been a big
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Pioneer BIOFOOD turns 30

Pioneer BIOFOOD turns 30
Fri, 12/10/18 - 10:00
By Sara Önnebo


This year Swedish organic food producer, distributor, and wholesaler Biofood-Biolivs AB is celebrating 30 successful years in business. The company, which was founded by pioneer and trendsetter Denny Abrahamsson, continues to thrive in today’s growing organic market
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Pure Organic Foods launches Nutri Child®

Pure Organic Foods launches Nutri Child®
Fri, 12/10/18 - 09:00
By Adriana Michael


Every parent wants to give their child a healthy start in life. That is why Canadian firm Pure Organic Foods has added Nutri Child® to its Bolivian Royal quinoa-based products, an organic and gluten-free baby food line specifically designed for infants between 6 month
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Most plastic food packaging is unrecyclable

Most plastic food packaging is unrecyclable
Tue, 02/10/18 - 11:00
By Warren Beaumont


On July 24, 2018, non-governmental organization ClientEarth published a report called Risk unwrapped: Plastic pollution as a material business risk and said that companies face serious material business risks for their involvement in creating plastic waste. And the UK Lo
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Glyphosate weed killer found in oats organic and conventional

Glyphosate weed killer found in oats organic and conventional
Mon, 01/10/18 - 08:00
By O.W.N News Network


Favorite oat cereals, oatmeal, granola, and snack bars come with a hefty dose of the weed-killing poison in Roundup, according to independent laboratory tests commissioned by environmental health NGO Environmental Working Group, released on August 15. Glyphosate, an herb
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From crab shells and tree fiber to flexible plastic packaging

From crab shells and tree fiber to flexible plastic packaging
Fri, 28/09/18 - 14:00
By Warren Beaumont


A sustainable, flexible packaging wrap that is comprised of cellulose nanocrystals from wood pulp and chitin nanofibers found in the discarded shells of crabs and shrimp, developed by the Georgia Institute of Technology in the US, could replace petroleum-based materials u
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Plant-Based Foods Gain Global Momentum

Plant-Based Foods Gain Global Momentum
Fri, 28/09/18
By O.W.N News Network


Demand for vegan and plant-based foods is now a global phenomenon, with product innovations and distribution driving market growth. Although most new developments are taking place in Europe and the US, Ecovia Intelligence anticipates future growth in Asia and Latin Americ
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Smart Packaging's opportunities in fast growing online grocery

Smart Packaging's opportunities in fast growing online grocery
Mon, 20/08/18 - 09:00
By O.W.N News Network


Smart packaging technologies based on unique digital codes will take both online and off-line grocery in exciting new directions during the next few years, said the Tetra Pak Index 2018, launched in July. And with more consumers buying products via e-commerce such as beve
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Fairtrade steps up living income but cocoa price needs review

Fairtrade steps up living income but cocoa price needs review
Fri, 27/07/18 - 09:00
By Warren Beaumont


Fairtrade International, the most recognized global ethical certification system, is one of the few schemes with the ability to improve sustainable livelihoods for cocoa farmers and workers. Now Fairtrade has introduced Living Income and sustainability strategies to help
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Organic dairy milk hit as plant-based nut milks surge

Organic dairy milk hit as plant-based nut milks surge
Fri, 27/07/18 - 08:00
By Warren Beaumont


Researchers such as Euromonitor, Mintel and SPINS have pointed to increased sales of non-dairy plant milk in Europe and the US since 2016, while early 2018 reports suggest US dairy farmers found themselves with a surplus of organic cow's milk in the last few years, as sho
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Protein content on packaging powers sales growth

Protein content on packaging powers sales growth
Thu, 26/07/18 - 07:00
By O.W.N News Network


Through Nielsen's collaboration in Australia with medical research group The George Institute, Nielsen research released late July found that manufacturers are losing over AUD50 million in potential sales by not listing protein content on food and drink packaging, thus mi
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