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PD Daily 7/2/09

Top Headline:Organic trade show features new labeling
Thursday, July 2, 2009  
More Headlines:Cargill acquires full ownership of NatureWorksMicrowavable Artichokes – Excellence in PackagingUK children teach government a lesson in recycling

Organic trade show features new labeling
You've got to love a trade show that boasts distilled-in-Chicago ginger liqueur, lavender-enhanced gin and peppered beef jerky -- each sporting a "USDA Organic" seal. But you'd expect that and more at the All Things Organic Conference and Trade Show, at McCormick Place. Yes, there were dozens of new products – but also a lot more logos and seals on food labels... Read More.

Cargill acquires full ownership of NatureWorks
Cargill announced that it will assume full ownership of NatureWorks, LLC, as part of Teijin Limited’s general portfolio restructuring in response to the global economic downturn. Previously a 50-50 joint venture, NatureWorks is now an independent company wholly owned by Cargill... Read More.
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Microwavable Artichokes – Excellence in Packaging
Artichokes are a delicacy, but difficult to prepare and therefore not very popular in the common household. But the Italian cooperative Santa Margherita has come up with a simple but brilliant solution. Microwaving artichokes? Nobody ever tried it before. But Santa Margherita did prepare them for cooking in the microwave and launched this novelty under the brand ‘Raccolto di Sardegna’-- four ready-to-use artichokes, packaged to be cooked in a microwave... Read More.

UK children teach government a lesson in recycling
Eco-conscious school children could be shaping UK government plans with revolutionary ideas to reduce environmental impact. Their suggestions for cutting waste and saving energy are considered so good that ministers are expected to introduce them into green policies... Read More.
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