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Global News

Europe’s Organic Market Grows 11% to be Worth €37 Billion

Feb 19, 2019 Global News

Europe’s organic market grew 11% in 2017 to be worth 37 billion euros, according to new data unveiled on the first day of this year’s Biofach trade show in Nuremberg. Highlights from the presentation – based on data gathered by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and the Agricultural Market Information Company – include: […]

Organic and Health-Focused Consumers More Likely to Shop Online

Feb 5, 2019 Global News

Organic and health-focused consumers in Germany are far more likely to shop online for food products than the general consumer, suggests a recent survey by Gesellschaft für integrated Kommunikationsforschung (GIK).  According to the study, just 3% of respondents currently buy their food regularly online, with a whopping two-thirds (63%) saying they do not even consider […]

Tall Order: Emirates Airlines Commissions $40M ‘Better Than Organic’ Vertical Farm

Jan 22, 2019 Global News

Emirates Airlines has commissioned a US$40 million vertical farm to provide its passengers with fresh, pesticide-free salads and greens. It will be, in the words of Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed, “better than organic”. Michael Wale reports. ‘Better than organic’ is the bold slogan of the US$40m vertical farm – the world’s biggest – backed by […]

Global Trends in Organic: Data, Deals and Disruptors

Nov 28, 2018 Global News

At the Nordic Organic Food Fair this year, Natural Products Global presented the findings of its annual Global Trends in Organic report.  The survey, compiled by NPG editor Jim Manson, draws on a full year’s coverage of the global organic scene by NPG’s editorial team.  Talking ahead of his presentation, Manson said: “This is very much the world of […]

Lonza Adds Colour to the Clean-Label Experience

Nov 10, 2018 Global News

Lonza has announced the first of a new line of internationally available plant-coloured supplement capsules, under its Capsugel Vcaps brand. Previously the capsule shells required an E-number. The company says that the new food coloured capsules – labelled as natural colourants in the United States – will allow customers to create “bright, eye-catching supplements that also […]

Mandatory Eco Labelling for Food Would be Game-Changer

Oct 15, 2018 Global News

This article first appeared in Natural Products Global, part of Diversified’s global natural & organic network. Written by Jim Manson. Mandatory environment labelling for food could be a game-changer in efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and cut pollution, says a prominent UK academic. Joseph Poore, lead researcher of a recent high-profile study into the environmental impacts […]

New Zealand Organic Market Grows 30% to Top NZ$600M

Sep 21, 2018 Global News

This article first appeared in Natural Products Global, part of Diversified’s global natural & organic network. Written by Jim Manson. The New Zealand organic sector has grown 30 per cent since 2015 to now be worth $600 million per year, buoyed by consumer demand in NZ and globally. The 2018 OANZ Organic Market Report, shows retail sales […]

NZ Supplement Laws Change Could Encourage Research and Innovation

Jul 31, 2018 Global News

This article first appeared in Natural Products Global, part of Diversified’s global natural & organic network. Written by Jim Manson. Proposed changes to laws governing the manufacturing and marketing of health supplements in New Zealand could lead to increasing investment in research and product innovation, predicts advocacy group NZWA. The Food (Health Supplements) Amendment Bill, […]

Stop Talking About Consumer Waste, Start Talking About Producer Waste

Jun 13, 2018 Global News

This article first appeared in Natural Products Global, part of Diversified’s global natural & organic network. Written by Jim Manson. UK environmental activist and MP Zac Goldsmith says that in the fight against plastic pollution, the responsibility should be placed squarely on the shoulders of producers. Speaking in an interview with Michael Wale at Natural & Organic […]

US Organic Market Grew 6 Times The Pace Of Overall Food Market In 2017

May 24, 2018 Global News

This article first appeared in Natural Products Global, part of Diversified’s global natural & organic network. Written by Jim Manson. The US organic market grew six times the pace of the overall food market in 2017, according to the Organic Trade Association’s 2018 Organic Industry Survey. Organic sales in America totalled $49.4 billion in 2017, […]

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