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Coles Facebook post blunder says 'fresh' milk is milk powder

Coles Facebook post blunder says 'fresh' milk is milk powder | Natural & Organic Business Journal | Scoop.it
The "freshness" of Coles Brand fresh milk has been called into question, when an employee confirmed to a customer that it was "made from reconstituted milk powder" on the supermarket's Facebook page. Coles was quick to reply, and confirmed that the fresh milk was in fact made from powder.
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GIF Tutorial: How to Give Yourself a French Facial Massage

GIF Tutorial: How to Give Yourself a French Facial Massage | Natural & Organic Business Journal | Scoop.it
Yesterday, the Cut learned about the wonders of French touch, and a magical-sounding beauty procedure called lymphatic drainage. Despite the name, it's not a service provided by a plombier (plumber), but is actually a special type of lymph-node massage that drains toxins away from the body.
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What's the deal with eating avocado seeds?

What's the deal with eating avocado seeds? | Natural & Organic Business Journal | Scoop.it
If you’ve logged onto Facebook in the past few days, you may have seen a viral video demonstrating how you can prepare the seed of an avocado for consumption.
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Four trends driving growth in organic

Four trends driving growth in organic | Natural & Organic Business Journal | Scoop.it
ANAHEIM, CALIF. — Going organic is not exactly cheap or easy for food and beverage manufacturers, but the size of the prize may be worth it. A panel of experts laid out the business case for transitioning to organic during a presentation at Natural Products Expo West, held March 10-13 in Anaheim.
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8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.

8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M. - Life Learning - Medium
Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it’s even harder. How do you move forward?
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The Six Things You Can do to Have Truly Younger Looking Skin

Find out some easy techniques you can start today that will protect your skin from aging and help to heal any damage thats already been done. Your journey to healthy, younger looking skin starts here.
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Watch Jimmy’s GM Food Fight Online | smh.tv

Watch Jimmy’s GM Food Fight Online | smh.tv | Natural & Organic Business Journal | Scoop.it
We need to double the amount of food we produce in the next 50 years to feed the world's growing population and we’re told that GM crops are the answer. Can GM crops really feed the world? Or do they represent an environmental catastrophe?
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Appeals Court Upholds Labels on Meat Packages

Appeals Court Upholds Labels on Meat Packages | Natural & Organic Business Journal | Scoop.it

TrA federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld new government rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. The meat industry has attempted to block the rules, which went into effect last year, saying they are...

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Food Traceability becoming the only way ! 

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Taking stock: Time cocoa farmers got a bite of the chocolate business?

Taking stock: Time cocoa farmers got a bite of the chocolate business? | Natural & Organic Business Journal | Scoop.it
Giving cocoa farming cooperatives shares in chocolate firms would improve livelihoods and encourage them to boost yields and quality, while giving chocolate manufacturers greater control of their supply chain, says Divine Chocolate.
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Divine Chocolate follows the trend for Traceability & Benefit Sharing! 

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Just Desserts Launches First Organic Product Line - The Herald | HeraldOnline.com (press release)

Just Desserts Launches First Organic Product Line - The Herald | HeraldOnline.com (press release) | Natural & Organic Business Journal | Scoop.it
Just Desserts Launches First Organic Product Line
The Herald | HeraldOnline.com (press release)
OAKLAND, Calif.
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Brown Grow - Cubes - Brown Coir Export (PVT) LTD.

Brown Grow - Cubes - Brown Coir Export (PVT) LTD. | Natural & Organic Business Journal | Scoop.it
Brown Coir grow cubes are specifically developed for propagation and juvenile plants. A convenient, natural growing substrate to offer small plants maximum water retention and ultimate aeration while encouraging stable yet easy rooting in the substrate for your young plants. These organic, light-weight and pathogen free starter cubes are washed three times to offer EC...
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Specifically developed for propagation and juvenile plantsPromotes rapid dense root growthExcellent growing control100% organic, environmentally friendly and easily disposableReady to grow packaging with drainage slits, plant holes, plank holes and dripper holes pre-cut and drilledMade from high quality, sieved coco husk chips and fine coco peat with drainage slits*, plant holes*, plank holes* and dripper holes* pre-cut and drilled.No re-wetting problems
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The Ultimate Anti Wrinkle, Anti Aging Treatment using Essential Oil Blend

The Ultimate Anti Wrinkle, Anti Aging Treatment using Essential Oil Blend | Natural & Organic Business Journal | Scoop.it
Before you spend a fortune on expensive anti aging treatment, consider trying a few of these essential oils as a home remedy for wrinkles. Essential oils are full of nutrients and proteins which maintain the mattress-like bounciness of collagen, thus they can be used as anti wrinkle treatment.
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Organic Sales Jump 11%

Organic Sales Jump 11% | Natural & Organic Business Journal | Scoop.it
The U.S. organic industry posted new records in 2015, with total organic product sales topping $43.3 billion, up 11 percent from the previous year and far outpacing the overall food market's growth rate of 3 percent, according to the Organic Trade Association's (OTA) 2016 Organic Industry Survey.
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The New Face of Stroke: Young Women at Risk

The New Face of Stroke: Young Women at Risk | Natural & Organic Business Journal | Scoop.it
Dr. Oz demonstrates the five Tibetan rites, five yoga-based moves designed to give you a renewed sense energy and vitality. This...
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'Super' berry may help boost memory, heart health

'Super' berry may help boost memory, heart health | Natural & Organic Business Journal | Scoop.it
In 1973, University of Massachusetts graduate student Tso-chen Chang opened a Chinese restaurant in the town of Amherst, to support himself. To supply the restaurant, he started an organic vegetable farm in Whately, in the fertile soil of the Connecticut River Valley.
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The Anti-Aging Trick That's Right at Your Fingertips

The Anti-Aging Trick That's Right at Your Fingertips | Natural & Organic Business Journal | Scoop.it
Your mom probably told you not to touch your face, so the concept of rubbing your hands all over it may seem counterintuitive.
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The world's best new spas

The world's best new spas | Natural & Organic Business Journal | Scoop.it
Krisanne Fordham has written for Conde Nast Traveler, Fodor's Travel, Departures and Travel + Leisure. She grew up in Sydney and now splits time between Umbria, Italy and New York.
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Ecobuild is evolving too...

Ecobuild is evolving too... | Natural & Organic Business Journal | Scoop.it
The Ecobuild Conference is a distillation of what is driving sector growth: what’s new, interesting and inspiring in construction. There will be 3 distinct themes reflecting growth areas - Homes, Architecture & Next Generation.
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Continuing concern about Russian bans on Australia food imports

Continuing concern about Russian bans on Australia food imports | Natural & Organic Business Journal | Scoop.it
There are continuing concerns about the effect of Russian sanctions on Australian dairy and fruit exports.
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Last year, the Australian citrus trade into Russia last year was worth $2.4 million, which has almost tripled in the last four years.

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Meat supplier ''appalled'' by allegation in China $YUM $MCD

Meat supplier ''appalled'' by allegation in China $YUM $MCD | Natural & Organic Business Journal | Scoop.it
The U.S. owner of a meat supplier in Shanghai apologized and promised a swift response Monday after McDonald's and Yum Brands suspended purchases in China in the wake of allegations it sold expired chicken and beef to restaurants.
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Food safety is a major concern in China, where food-borne illness and food adulteration are common occurrences and scandals over tainted food products have roiled the meat and dairy industries in recent years. Many consumers shop for import brands and foreign labels, which are believed to have higher standards of quality control.

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Corn growers face pressure on sustainable farming

Corn growers face pressure on sustainable farming | Natural & Organic Business Journal | Scoop.it
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Corn growers will most likely face growing corporate pressure to raise crops more sustainably, according to a group that released an environmental assessment critical of the U.S. industry.
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The report said corn producers face risks from climate change, unsustainable water use and "inefficient and damaging fertilizer practices." That threatens the companies that rely on them.

Giant food companies are beginning to ask farmers to adopt growing practices that reduce fertilizer use and better protect soil and water, said Ceres, a nonprofit group of investors, businesses and others that support sustainable business practices.

Coca-Cola, General Mills and Unilever have set goals to sustainably source all of their priority ingredients — such as corn and sugar beets — by 2020.

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Grocers 'need a revolution' in transparency and traceability

Grocers 'need a revolution' in transparency and traceability | Natural & Organic Business Journal | Scoop.it
IGD chief executive Joanne Denney-Finch has called for a “revolution in transparency and traceability” to enable the industry to recover trust lost during the horsegate scandal.
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 “revolution in transparency and traceability” to enable the industry to recover trust lost during the horsegate scandal.

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