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E-News Spring 2019

New  Roundup trial started in California

New Roundup trial started in California
Mon, 08/04/19 - 12:00
By O.W.N News Network


A third US Roundup trial started in California on March 28th. Alva and Alberta Pilliod, both with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, allege the disease was caused by their regular use of Monsanto's herbicides to treat their properties for several years. On March 27th, a California ju
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Colourful produce protects your eyes from cataracts

Colourful produce protects your eyes from cataracts
Fri, 05/04/19 - 12:08
By O.W.N News Network


A $5.7 billion global medical bill to restore sight for the estimated 45 million people with cataracts could be slashed in half by a diet rich in colorful fruits and vegetables, according to an international study. The previous research suggests that dietary vitamins and
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Only five USDA accredited organic certifiers rated as exemplary

Only five USDA accredited organic certifiers rated as exemplary
Fri, 05/04/19 - 10:00
By O.W.N News Network


Non-profit U.S. sustainable and organic farming advocate Cornucopia Institute in a series of media releases and a virtual press conference in mid to late March 2019, said that some certifiers are betraying organic farmers and consumers, while the USDA has “willfully
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EU auditors find more work is needed to prevent fraud in organic sector

EU auditors find more work is needed to prevent fraud in organic sector
Fri, 05/04/19 - 08:00
By O.W.N News Network


With EU organic product sales growing strongly by 69 percent between 2010 and 2017 and despite improvements in the control of organic farming, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) said more work is needed to prevent food fraud and ensure that organic standards are met, as
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Nuts for a Healthier World fights child malnutrition

Nuts for a Healthier World fights child malnutrition
Thu, 04/04/19 - 12:00
By O.W.N News Network


The INC International Nut and Dried Fruit Council announced in late March that EUR47,800 has been raised for the international NGO Save the Children through the Nuts for a Healthier World Campaign, according to a media release from INC. Since January 2019, the Internation
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EXPO WEST expects 90,000 attendees

EXPO WEST expects 90,000 attendees
Mon, 04/03/19 - 08:00
By Adriana Michael


Natural Products Expo West, the leading North American annual trade show in the natural, organic and healthy products sector is returning to the Anaheim Convention Center March 5-9 to celebrate its 38thedition. In 2018, the event hosted 3,521 exhibitors representing 132 c
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VIVANESS: Another successful year

VIVANESS: Another successful year
Mon, 04/03/19 - 07:00
By Annemarie Kruse


The 2019 edition of Vivaness, the largest international natural and organic trade fair for beauty products ended on a high note. According to organizers NurembergMesse, 284 exhibitors from 41 regions gathered this year, and a total of 51,500 trade visitors attended the tr
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Sunopta divests some operations and restructures

Sunopta divests some operations and restructures
Fri, 01/03/19 - 14:19
By O.W.N News Network


Vancouver, Canada-based SunOpta Inc, a leading Canadian specialty, non-GMO and organic food manufacturer, announced late February it has divested its specialty and organic soy and corn business to Pipeline Foods, LLC (“Pipeline Foods”) for C$66.5 million ($50.
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 Tilray Inc.acquires leading hemp firm Manitoba Harvest

Tilray Inc.acquires leading hemp firm Manitoba Harvest
Fri, 01/03/19 - 14:15
By O.W.N News Network


Canada hemp food pioneer and industry major Manitoba Harvest has been acquired by New York stock exchange-listed, Canada-based natural food company Tilray Inc for up to C$419 million (US$319m) in a cash and share transaction. The acquisition by Tilray comes after Manitoba
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France bans "Buy one get one free food offers

France bans "Buy one get one free food offers
Fri, 01/03/19 - 14:10
By O.W.N News Network


A report from credit ratings company Moody’s has warned that French grocery retailers are faced with threats to their market because of elevated “structural challenges,” rising online gross sales and competition from retailers such as specialist meals pr
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UK Fairtrade Fortnight puts spotlight on exploitation

UK Fairtrade Fortnight puts spotlight on exploitation
Fri, 01/03/19 - 14:05
By O.W.N News Network


With the UK's Fairtrade Fortnight kicking off from Monday 25 February until Sunday 10 March, the primary campaign for the UK Fairtrade movement also seeks to highlight challenges experienced by third-world farmers faced with poverty, child labor and deforestation, such as
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365 stores roll into Whole Foods Market, but lower prices?

365 stores roll into Whole Foods Market, but lower prices?
Thu, 28/02/19 - 14:00
By O.W.N News Network


Whole Foods Market's 365 grocery chain will convert all of its existing twelve 365 stores into regular Whole Foods stores by the end of 2019, according to reports from Yahoo Finance and other U.S. sources. The announcement follows the decision to stop expanding the smalle
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Certified Grass-Fed Organic Mark to launch

Certified Grass-Fed Organic Mark to launch
Mon, 25/02/19 - 09:00
By O.W.N News Network


Hot on the heels of new plant-food and regenerative organic agriculture labels being launched, another new organic seal will hit the retail market in March 2019, after U.S. organic grower groups and brands Organic Valley and Maple Hill announced they would launch a new Ce
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Record-breaking show celebrates its 30th anniversary!  

Record-breaking show celebrates its 30th anniversary!  
Fri, 22/02/19
By Sara Önnebo


BIOFACH – the world’s largest trade fair for organic and sustainable food – which took place in Nuremberg February 13-16, set a new record with 2 989 exhibitors from 95 different countries. Also, Vivaness, the international event for natural and organic
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Gluten-Free Certification adds Plant-Based to meet consumer trends

Gluten-Free Certification adds Plant-Based to meet consumer trends
Tue, 15/01/19
By O.W.N News Network


As BRC Global Standards company, Allergen Control Group (ACG), owners of the Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP), have announced on December 13 the formation of two food-industry stakeholder working groups to support the development and launch of the first internatio
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