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Voice of $50 billion organic sector “must be heard”

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As the debate over US Farm Bill (2018) intensifies, the American organic sector is making it clear to policy-makers that its voice must be heard.

Sweden set to join organic’s exclusive 10% club

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Strong growth in organic food sales in Sweden this year looks set to propel it into the exclusive group of counties where organic exceeds the “magic” 10% penetration of total food and drink sales.

10 top food drivers for 2018: From ‘mindful choices’ to ‘positively processed’ 

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The increasingly thoughtful and mindful consumer will continue to catalyze changes in the way that companies produce, package and label their products. That’s the conclusion of a new report by analysts Innova Market Insights. 

Starch flakes offer ‘clean label’ credentials for food manufacturers

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Kröner-Stärke, a leading German producer of natural wheat starches, has boosted its wide range of starch flakes to include a new instant porridge, pre-gelatinised wheat starch flake.

Landmark moment: EU sets “25% organic by 2030” target

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The European Union’s landmark Farm to Fork strategy, published yesterday, sets in place a series of ambitious environmental targets including slashing pesticide use by 50% and making 25% of all farmland organic by 2030

EU organic regulation review is at “a dead end”

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The Review of the EU Organic Regulation has reached a “dead end” says recently appointed director of IFOAM EU, Eduardo Cuoco.

To Make the UK’s Food Supply More Sustainable, Lidl Helps Farmers Go Eco

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In an effort to make the UK’s food supply more sustainable, leading supermarket chain Lidl says it’s working with produce suppliers to achieve eco-certification...

BIOFACH and VIVANESS goes digital in 2021

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BIOFACH and VIVANESS 2021 will take place as a purely digital format. The World’s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food and the International Trade...

Clash of ideologies: Vegan protestors storm Brighton’s alternative supermarket HISBE

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Animal rights campaigners have taken over Brighton (UK) based alternative supermarket HISBE for a second time in protest against what they call the retailer’s “false advertising”. 

High trust in organic during Covid helped produce sales soar by 50%

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High levels of trust in organic during the Covid-19 crisis helped produce sales soar by 50%, and follows a “banner year’ for organic 2019, says US trade body the Organic Trade Association. 

The Collective Becomes Latest Dairy Giant To Launch Vegan Products

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The Collective will become the latest dairy giant to offer vegan products when it launches a plant-based range in January. Top food outlet The Grocer...

Swiss Food Giant Nestlé Launches Plant-Based Egg And Shrimp Alternatives

After making a public commitment to regenerative agriculture food supply chains last month, Switzerland-based food giant Nestlé has launched egg and shrimp alternatives, further...

“The organic sector is like a living lab” senior EC official tells Congress

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“The organic sector is like a living laboratory. It allows us to look at practices that we have forgotten or ignored.” 

China’s SQZ chooses Ecolean packaging for RTD beverage range

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Shou Quan Zhai (SQZ), one of the oldest food companies in China, has selected lightweight packs from Sweden’s Ecolean for its new ready-to-drink beverage range.

Ecolean aims to get Aussie drinks brands to lighten up

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Swedish eco-packaging specialist Ecolean is inspiring the Australian liquid food and beverage market to take a lighter approach to packaging by showcasing its packaging solutions that feature a minimal environmental impact at AUSPACK 2019.

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