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Ireland plans boost to organic food & drink exports

Ireland plans boost to organic food & drink exports
Tue, 21/05/19 - 09:00
By Warren Beaumont


A new organic industry strategy and a sustainability program are set to give Ireland’s organic sector a higher profile and increased exports. Ireland’s food, drink and horticulture exports reached EUR12.1 billion in 2018, two percent up by volume following
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A look at Europeís growing bug business

A look at Europeís growing bug business
Mon, 28/01/19 - 10:00
By Sara ÷nnebo


When OWN published its first story on the increasing popularity of insect foods in 2015 these products were mainly based on cricket flour. Now, as more and more products are popping up on the market, we are taking another look at the entomophagy phenomenon, and some very
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BIOFACH China 2019: Four events under one roof

BIOFACH China 2019: Four events under one roof
Mon, 28/01/19 - 09:00
By Clara Paz


BIOFACH CHINA 2019 will celebrate its 13th edition in Hall 3 together with Natural Expo China at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center on May 16-18. And at the same venue, PAK-ID debuts on May 16-17, along with the 3rd Craft Beer China on May 15-17.
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Candela: 30 years preserving the forest

Candela: 30 years preserving the forest
Mon, 28/01/19 - 09:00
By Adriana Michael


It has been 30 years since entrepreneurs Lupe Lanao and her husband Gaston Vizcarra started CANDELA Peru (Comercio Alternativo de Productos No Tradicionales y el Desarrollo para Latino América Perú). What is unique about CANDELA? It has developed over three
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Fermented foods and healthy labels top trends in dieticians annual survey

Fermented foods and healthy labels top trends in dieticians annual survey
Mon, 28/01/19 - 08:00
By O.W.N News Network


Fermented Foods have retained number one spot in the annual US dieticians Top 10 Superfood Trends, Ancient Grains and Exotic Fruits have moved up, while the 'keto' diet and plant proteins were some of the hottest food and nutrition trends to look for in 2019, according to
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Fermentino: the art of fermenting nuts

Fermentino: the art of fermenting nuts
Fri, 25/01/19 - 12:00
By Adriana Michael


Have you heard of fermentino? It is the term coined by Italian raw food and vegan chef Daniela Cicioni to label distinct 100 percent plant-based cheese alternatives. Daniela is known for exploring different non-cooking methods which have come back into vogue, such as spro
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Silchron exports first organic almonds from Chile

Silchron exports first organic almonds from Chile
Fri, 25/01/19 - 10:00
By Adriana Michael


Almond trees require a high volume of water. Credit @chuttersnap South American top-quality food exporter Silchron is launching its first export of certified organic almonds from Chile this year. The project is celebrating its third anniversary since the convers
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Regenerative farming will lead to a sustainable supply chain for baru

Regenerative farming will lead to a sustainable supply chain for baru
Fri, 25/01/19 - 09:15
By Adriana Michael


When Vinicius Biagi Antonelli, a third generation in the sugarcane business, first learned about regenerative agriculture, he knew this was the way forward for his land in the Ribeirão Preto region. Conventional sugarcane producers use intensive monoculture farmi
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Regenerative Organic Certification, complementary or creating confusion?

Regenerative Organic Certification, complementary or creating confusion?
Fri, 25/01/19 - 09:10
By Warren Beaumont


North American and EU organic groups were asked to provide comments on the new Regenerative Organic Certification, including whether this new certification is complementary to existing organic labels or will create consumer confusion, while we have included an extract fro
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UHTCO: A 10-year journey in Europe of excellence and quality

UHTCO: A 10-year journey in Europe of excellence and quality
Fri, 25/01/19 - 09:05
By Keith Nuthall


UHTCO Corporation is expanding its impressive portfolio and presence in the international market. The Canadian firm of Peruvian origins has been supplying discerning customers amazing superfoods from Peru since 2004. Its product range includes a top-quality cacao ingredi
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Organic Essence re-brands its sustainable product line

Organic Essence re-brands its sustainable product line
Wed, 23/01/19 - 14:15
By Sara ÷nnebo


Organic beauty products that are as pure as the food that you eat, in carbon-neutral, compostable packaging that does not leave any harmful chemicals behind. It almost sounds too good to be true. But they exist and OWN is thrilled to have the opportunity to introduce two
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Hempís US revival: the future is now

Hempís US revival: the future is now
Wed, 23/01/19 - 09:10
By Adriana Michael


After 81 years of criminalization, US farmers can finally grow industrial hemp without fear of a DEA raid. Last year on December 20th President Donald Trump signed the 2018 US Farm Bill, which for the first time differentiates between hemp and marijuana products and remo
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The most admired US food retailers

The most admired US food retailers
Wed, 23/01/19 - 08:30
By O.W.N News Network


U.S. companies in food retailing that ranked highly in Fortune magazine's World's Most Admired Companies for 2019 included Whole Foods Market parent company Amazon, which ranked No. 2 after Apple (No. 1); Costco Wholesale (No. 12 overall); while grocer Publix Super Market
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Grocers face 700 billion shift to other channels

Grocers face 700 billion shift to other channels
Wed, 23/01/19 - 08:00
By O.W.N News Network


In the United States and Western Europe, many traditional grocery retailers now see their sales and margins fall and could lose up to US$700 billion to alternative channels by 2026, according to a report from McKinsey in January. "To put it bluntly, much of the $5.7 tril
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