Monthly Archives: June 2011

Fair Trade USA And Textile Exchange Form Strategic Partnership

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OAKLAND, Calif. and LUBBOCK, Texas — June, 13 2011 — Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, and Textile Exchange, a leader in facilitating the expansion of the global organic cotton and … Continue reading

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USA: QAI and NFCA unveil new certified gluten free label

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Currently, gluten-related claims on foods and other products vary so dramatically it’s no wonder shoppers (and retailers) are confused. A new certified gluten free seal and protocol, the result of a partnership between QAI and the National Foundation for Celiac … Continue reading

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Australian organic industry reaches $1 Billion retail sales

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Australian organic industry reaches $1 Billion retail sales With sales growing at a rate of over 20% per annum, the Australian organic industry was tipped to reach an AUS$1 billion industry according to an independent research report commissioned by the … Continue reading

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Organic food: A growing business for the health-aware

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        BEIJING – Xu Lei, a 33-year-old stay-at-home mother, decided to goorganic by planting her own fruit and vegetables inside her apartment indowntown Beijing. She is now able to harvest a variety of produce,including tomatoes, beans, cucumbers, … Continue reading

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USA: Organic fruit and vegetables lead the market

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The entire organic sector is growing at over 8 percent, organic fruit and vegetables are the fastest-growing category of U.S. organic products, growing by 12 percent in 2010 to reach nearly $10.6 billion.Organic represents nearly 12 percent of all U.S. … Continue reading

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57th Summer Fancy Food Show

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The Summer Show moves to DC and there is so much to discover North America’s Largest Specialty Food & Beverage Event is coming to D.C. this July! 180,000 products including confections, cheese, coffee, snacks, spices, ethnic, natural, organic and more. … Continue reading

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Growing Concerns in Food Security

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From speculators toying with commodity prices on international markets, to the startling amount of food wasted in developed countries, to reduced harvests due to climate change, all recent headlines point to food security. The New York Times published, “A Warming … Continue reading

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USDA OK’s Organic Textile Labeling Including GOTS

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USDA policy memo confirms U.S.-based companies can claim their textile products are “organic” if GOTS-certified BRATTLEBORO, VT (June 7, 2011) – The Organic Trade Association (OTA) applauds the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Organic Program (USDA’s NOP) for its May … Continue reading

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EU considers 30 percent compensation to farmers

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BRUSSELS European Union agriculture ministers are assessing whether farmers will be able to recoup from EU coffers up to 30 percent of the cost of vegetables that cannot be sold because of the German E.coli contamination crisis. Two officials said … Continue reading

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Dutch Agricultural Minister to Give Opening Keynote on Sustainable Foods

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Minister Henk Bleker from the Netherlands government will be opening the Sustainable Foods Summit with his key note on ‘The Future for Sustainable Foods’. His opening address will highlight the importance of sustainability in the agricultural sector and future developments. … Continue reading

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