Monthly Archives: July 2011

Strong Sales of Organic Foods Attract Investors

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PARIS — Even during a period of rising food prices and economic uncertainty, Damien Bignon, a poultry farmer in the Paris region, cannot meet the demand from local markets and stores for his organic eggs. At the Ferme des Beurreries near Feucherolles, … Continue reading

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What’s the difference between GE and GMO?

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Industry experts help settle the battle over semantics (GE, GM, GMO?) so we all can focus on what really matters—the battle to remove these biotech foods from agriculture. Here are the most commonly used terms surrounding genetic engineering explained according … Continue reading

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5 summer food trends ready to rock retail

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Trend spotters from across the country zero-in on the flavors and foods consumers will be seeking throughout 2011 and into next year. Do you carry products like these in your store? It’s only been a week, but it seems like … Continue reading

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France: Test of package information for Consumers

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The test phase of a one-year trial for improving consumer information on packages starts in France on 1 July. Consumers will be informed about the environmental effects of products at the POS, in the product catalogue or on the package. … Continue reading

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Organic foods need a boost

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Thailand should encourage more entrepreneurs and farmers to adopt organic production while supporting them to improve standards to meet requirements in affluent markets abroad, say state economic planners. The Commerce and Agriculture ministries should educate Thai organic producers about how … Continue reading

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US vs. Australia: Australia leads in organic food production

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Organic food sales are not only a growth industry but also a growth industry world wide.  According to an Ibis market report, organic food sales are the number 3 out of the top five growth industries in Australia (Pa;mer, AFN, … Continue reading

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USA: Does GM grass endanger organic farms?

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A special variety of grass developed by Scotts Miracle-Gro Company has been engineered to be resistant to the herbicide glyphosate, commonly sold as Roundup, reports the eNews Park Forest in Illinois. Kentucky bluegrass is a popular choice for yards and … Continue reading

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6 tips for building a break-out natural product brand

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Any company can redefine its branding or advertising approach? Does yours need a facelift? Many companies within the natural product industry could use a branding facelift. “If you look at the natural space, everyone is doing, saying and behaving in … Continue reading

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EU rules could aid organic farmers

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ORGANIC FARMERS are hoping to benefit from new EU rules to be introduced soon here on public-procurement policies. This will mean a certain percentage of publicly procured food must meet EU sustainability criteria, which will benefit organic and artisan producers. … Continue reading

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Organic market growth still outpaces conventional

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US sales of organic foods and beverages continued to outpace conventional grocery sales in 2010, with the market growing 8.5 percent to reach $23.2bn at retail, according to a new report from Packaged Facts. The market research organization’s latest report,“Natural and Organic Foods … Continue reading

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