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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 […]

Veganism and the Environment

Jan 22, 2019 Food & Drink

Many dubbed 2018 ‘the year of the vegan’, with plant-based meats and cheeses becoming staples in people’s pantry’s at home and on supermarket shelves. Vegan diets became increasingly mainstream, with consumers taking on the lifestyle change for a number of reasons, from helping to combat specific health problems, to helping protect the environment and animals. […]

Saving Our Strawberries From Landfill

Jan 17, 2019 Food & Drink

September last year saw Australia face a nationwide ‘strawberry contamination’, with over 100 cases reported from customers of sewing needles being found inside their punnets of store-bought strawberries. It was estimated that up to seven brands of strawberries were effected by the crisis, including Donnybrook Berries, Lover Berry, Delightful Strawberries and Mal’s Black Label Strawberries, […]

Drought Resistance and Organic Farming

Jan 14, 2019 Food & Drink

As much as consumers are embracing a healthier and more organic lifestyle, many still comment on the fact that going “organic” and living “sustainably” generally equates to a more “expensive” way of living. However, an analysis of over 100 studies conducted by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, may help with a solution to […]

Making Waves to Save Our Oceans

Jan 10, 2019 Business

We all know that plastic poses a threat to our oceans, but through technology and innovation, plenty is being done to help combat the impact of pollution in our oceans. The topic of ocean pollution was a big-ticket item of discussion in 2018; and continues into the new year. Many countries are taking steps towards […]

Meet-The-Buyer: Kirti Meghnani, Choithrams

There are many ways to get a product into overseas markets. Some of the more common methods (using consolidators or Australian-based distributors) can add also significant costs. The best way is to form a relationship with a buyer directly. We spoke to Kirti Meghnani from Choithrams in Dubai, who appeared the Export Connect’s Forum at […]

Smelling Nice, Done KIND-LY

KIND-LY have created a 100% natural deodorant, made from only natural and organic ingredients, blended with essential oils and free from aluminium, parabens, alcohol and nasties. Enriched with probiotics and magnesium, their unique liquid roll-on formula is also vegan, cruelty-free and proudly Australian made. Their range also includes The Armpit Detox – a 7 day […]

Digestive Health, Food as Medicine & Niche Marketing Dominate Natural Health

Dec 11, 2018 Natural Health

Written by Lisa Crawford-Jones Naturally functional and specialised products that focus on food as medicine rather than traditional tablet supplementation have won favour with consumers this year. Digestive health remains at the top of the agenda. More broadly, consumers are taking a systematic and holistic lifestyle approach to health and wellbeing, driven by a greater […]

Clean, Beauty Within, and Functional Ingredients

Written by Lisa Crawford-Jones This year marks greater mainstream awareness of “what goes on, goes in” with growing numbers of consumers understanding the direct link between health, nutrition, functional ingredients, beauty and personal care. Demand is starting to reach tipping point where mainstream retailers are actively looking to differentiate with toxin-free options and targeted marketing campaigns, and […]

Sustainability, Amazon, Gen Z and the Emergence of Voice Commerce: 2018’s Big Moments in Business

Dec 7, 2018 Business

As 2018 draws to a close, it offers the opportunity to reflect on key ideas and moments that have helped shape our year and may give insight into what’s next. Regardless of business type or size, the current challenge is how to adapt to the needs of the modern customer. And while technology undoubtedly plays […]

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