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text 2018-11-12 14:11
Germany Organic Food Market Size, Share, Growth and Trend Analysis, 2015 to 2025

12 November 2018, Germany Organic Food Market is expected to reach USD 20.7 billion by 2025 as a result of increasing demand from consumers owing to the perceived benefits of the natural produce. Moreover, the increasing demand from the consumers for organic baby food is driving the natural food market owing to the nutritional benefits and chemical & pesticides free food. Thus, the parents are more inclined towards natural food fulfilling their requirement for healthy and nutritional intake of their kids. The availability of extensive product ranges and increased network is expected to result in increased sales of organic baby food products in future. The increasing awareness of adulteration in baby food is expected to result in the growth of German organic food market over the forecast period.


Furthermore, Germany is the largest European market for natural products, and is driven by the high consumer spending power. The increasing organic farming is aiding in the growth of organic products in the market. However, the imports of natural and organic products have evolved significantly over the past years owing to the increase in demand from the large consumer base. This import is not limited to the products not grow in Germany but also for usual produce such as fruits and vegetables, dairy products, meat and potatoes. Thus, the increasing import of natural products is expected to drive the growth of the Germany organic food market over the forecast period.


Browse Details of Report @ https://www.hexaresearch.com/research-report/germany-organic-food-market


The increasing environmental awareness regarding the nutritional benefits of organic food among the consumers is a significant factor driving the growth of the natural food market. As organic farming conserves resources and is eco-friendly, the produce from such farms are gaining an increasing consumption among the consumers in Germany. The benefits of organic farming such as water & soil conservation, animal welfare and flora and fauna protection is expected to increase the customer inclination towards organic farm produce. This results in reduced carbon foot print owing to the sustainable farming practices. Thus, the sustainable farming activities is expected to drive the growth of the German organic food market over the forecast period.


Moreover, the Germany government initiatives to promote healthy living and chemical free food products is expected to catalyze the organic food sector. The urbanization has resulted in food quality issues and hence, the German cities are transforming the cities into food gardens. Furthermore, the city food councils in various cities such as Berlin, Kiel and Cologne are promoting healthier and sustainable food production through community supported agricultural. These councils have undertaken urban agricultural projects by greening the new buildings and making use of uncontaminated industrial land as community gardens. The locals are encouraged to cultivate crops and useful plants in public green areas. Thus, potato and fruit planting in neighborhoods are gaining popularity. This is helping municipal organizations to lower their public green area maintenance cost. Thus, such green areas are expected to further drive the growth of the Germany organic food market over the forecast period.


The increasing awareness of organic trade shows in Germany is expected to tempt the health conscious customers. For instance, the BioFach in Germany is gaining popularity among the global food organic industry as well as the organic consumer base and is expected to drive the growth of the German organic food market over the forecast period.


Hexa Research has segmented the Germany organic food market report based on type:


Segmentation by type, 2015 - 2025 (USD Billion)
    • Fruits & Vegetables
    • Prepared food
    • Dairy
    • Bread & grains
    • Meat, fish & poultry
    • Beverage


Key players analyzed:
    • Denn's Biomarkt
    • HiPP GmbH & Co. Vertrieb KG
    • Alnatura Produktions- und Handels GmbH
    • Rewe Markt GmbH
    • ALDI Einkauf GmbH & Co. oHG


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text 2018-11-12 12:38
U.S. Organic Food Market Size, Growth, Industry Trends and Consumption Statistics, 2015 to 2025

12 November 2018, The U.S. Organic Food Market size is expected to reach USD 70.4 billion by 2025 as a result of increasing demand from consumers. Consumers in U.S. seek convenient purchasing options and organic food, which is now easily available, is gaining popularity. These food products are available in more than 20,000 natural food stores and conventional grocery stores across the country.


Over the past decade, organic food has witnessed significant growth. Sold initially only around farms, today it is available at local grocery stores, supermarkets, and hypermarkets. For instance, Walmart sells organic produce from local farms in their grocery section. Thus, increasing preference for local produce among consumers is also expected to drive the organic food industry over the forecast period.


Furthermore, people are now increasingly aware of the use of chemicals and pesticides in the food industry. Various widely-used pesticides can cause chronic diseases such as cancer and birth defects. For instance, scientists found that glyphosate, a widely-used herbicide in agriculture, can lead to various diseases such as reproductive problems, cancer, and damaged DNA. Today glyphosate is increasingly being used in about 94% soya crops and more than 89% corn cultivated in U.S. As organic products are free of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and toxic chemicals, they are perceived safe for consumption. Thus, rising health concerns owing to use of synthetic pesticides and herbicides is expected to drive the organic food market over the forecast period.


Browse Details of Report @ https://www.hexaresearch.com/research-report/us-organic-food-market


Increasing environmental concerns among consumers are expected to drive demand for natural food produce in U.S. Organic farming benefits the environment; these practices help maintain soil pH levels and prevent growth of super-pest strains. Organic farming helps maintain biodiversity as it supports pollinators and is free of herbicides and pesticides. People are increasingly concerned about what they eat, the origin of that produce, and the possible effect of consuming them. Hence, rising number of consumers seeking clean label products is expected to drive the U.S. organic food market over the forecast period.


The government has also developed special logos for customers to easily differentiate between organic and conventional foods. These certifications are expected to increase the sale of organic foods. Moreover, sustainability practices such as zero waste and water preservation are gaining popularity among major producers. For instance, in April 2016, Natures Path earned two zero waste certifications for two of its manufacturing facilities. Zero waste helps reduce plastic pollution, landfill, and burying waste, thus, reducing environmental impact. Manufacturers are focusing on reducing their carbon footprint by adopting renewable energy sources. All these factors are anticipated to attract consumers and drive the U.S. organic food market over the forecast period.


Hexa Research has segmented the U.S. organic food market report based on type


Segmentation by type, 2015 - 2025 (USD Billion)
    • Fruits & Vegetables
    • Dairy Products
    • Prepared Food
    • Beverages
    • Others


Key players analyzed:
    • Nature’s Path Foods
    • Amy’s Kitchen, Inc.
    • The Whitewave Foods Company
    • Hain Celestial
    • General Mills, Inc.


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text 2018-11-12 08:56
Lessons Learned From National Cook for Your Pets Day

On November 1, a little-known holiday came and went: National Cook for Your Pets Day. The holiday was created as a means to highlight proper pet nutrition. Beyond the value of reminding pet owners how essential a fresh, balanced, nutritional diet is for their pet’s health and quality of life, National Cook for Your Pets Day is popular because it speaks to an impulse so many pet owners have.
That impulse: to find a way to thank our cats and dogs for the unconditional love and affection they show us. While we may not be able to articulate how important they are to us with our words, the language of love that our pets are sure to understand is food.

When done right, cooking for your pet provides delicious and nutritious meals your dog or cat will savor (though probably not slowly). Done wrong, it can result in dangerous short- and long-term health risks. Which is why understanding those benefits and risks, as well as alternatives, is crucial.

The Benefits of Cooking for Your Pets

There’s been a substantial recent uptick in pet owners’ concern about the ingredients being used in pet foods and treats. That’s not surprising, considering the recent revelations about the quality and composition of the ingredients in many commercial pet foods and treats. And even more disturbing for pet owners, contaminations that have sickened—and in some cases even killed—thousands of pets.

The shift to more natural food for pets is based on the sound principle that fresh, human-grade food is both better-tasting and better for domestic animals than a daily ration of questionable kibble. Many of those kibbles containing carbohydrate-heavy fillers, rendered meat and animal by-products (the less you know about these, the better), low-quality proteins, low moisture, etc.

So there’s little question that feeding a pet healthy dog food or healthy cat food makes for happy and hearty dogs and pussycats. However, as mentioned earlier, when homemade pet food isn’t prepared properly, it can be dangerous.

The Risks of Cooking for Your Pets and Safe Alternatives

One of the movements that emerged from the fresh pet food trend was the raw food diet. Intuitively it seems like a good idea, as the wild relatives of dogs and cats were eating raw food. But, the thing is, the life expectancy of the wild relatives of dogs and cats was generally a fraction of what it is for pets.

One of the reasons for that is that raw food can contain dangerous pathogens capable of causing illness and even death. As such, raw diets have, appropriately, become far less popular. That’s given some of those cooking up human grade dog food or cat food the impression that cooking renders those foods safe, which unfortunately isn’t the case.

There are dozens of human-friendly foods that are really bad for dogs and cats, cooked or raw. Grapes and raisins, avocado, citrus, coconut products, dairy products, many nuts, and allium foods like garlic, chives, and onions are just a few that can sicken or poison pets. And some products well-meaning owners cook, even when trying to avoid unsafe ingredients, may still contain them.

But by far the biggest risk of creating meals for your pet isn’t that you’ll accidentally mix in something they shouldn’t eat—it’s that the meals you cook will very likely be nutritionally unbalanced. In fact, research involving 200 home-prepared dog food recipes found that a staggering 95% of them were nutritionally unbalanced. This is due to a mix of people adjusting the recipes they get from vet nutritionists and being unaware that pets have very specific nutritional needs. Unfortunately, feeding your dog or cat unbalanced meals with nutrient deficiencies can lead to major, even fatal issues. The damages from this are gradual and can't be reversed, so by the time pet owners find out what's happened, it's typically too late to fix.

There are, of course, safe alternatives. One of them is, well, practicing safety. Be vigilant about your ingredients and their sourcing and, if possible, cook everything sous-vide to preserve nutrition and moisture. Research has found that vegetables cooked via sous-vide retain nutrients better than when cooked using other methods. And if you’re going to cook meals at home, be sure to use recipes developed by board-certified veterinary nutritionists in order to help avoid serving your cat or dog unbalanced meals.

Or, if that all seems a little daunting, consider finding a reputable company that delivers high-quality, human grade dog food that’s cooked sous-vide, and you’ll make your hairy housemate happy indeed. Grocery Pup offers fresh dog food delivery that beyond being delicious is also nutritionally balanced as the company works with a veterinarian nutritionist to make sure their recipes are both safe and delicious.

About Grocery Pup

If your furry best friend could start a dog food company, it’d be Grocery Pup. They are a by dog-lovers, for dog-lovers operation that specializes in the convenient home delivery of delicious, nutritious, safe, and well-balanced human grade dog food. Every bit of their canine cuisine, including sensitive stomach dog food, is overseen and approved by a veterinarian nutritionist, and it’s all cooked to safety and succulence with sous-vide technology in a human-grade kitchen.

Fetch the healthy, delicious dog food your pup will thank you for, at Grocerypup.com

Original Source: https://goo.gl/7hY2V1

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review 2018-11-10 23:39
As the Christmas Cookie Crumbles
As the Christmas Cookie Crumbles (A Food Lovers' Village Mystery) - Leslie Budewitz

Erin Murphy's wedding is getting closer and so is Christmas. While the town decorated the storefronts in Jewel Bay, MT, she and her fiance, Andy, discover they have the wrong lights for their building. She takes them to the correct store to come upon her former kindergarten teacher screaming at her oldest daughter. Erin brings Merrily back to the Merc with her and they become friends. But she is found dead the Monday after the fight on her parent's property and is being accused of stealing from the company that had hired her, a former boyfriend. 


Erin receives a phone call from the owner of the hardware store, where Merrily had been employed, he asks for her help, but then starts pushing her away. This doesn't stop her and the new deputy from Florida doesn't seem to be interested to hear what she knows and she is more determined to find out who had murdered Merrily. 


This was a really good story for me. It is holiday themed, Christmas, and took care of another state that I hadn't finished on the reading challenge I am working on (all 50 states). I listened to this story more than reading it, getting an ebook version was difficult and I was driving a lot Thursday and Friday. 

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text 2018-11-08 21:08
24 Festive Tasks: Door 1 - Día de los Muertos, Task 4 (Mexican Food)

Mini beef tortillas with potato wedges, sourcream, and a dip that's half salsa and half guacamole.


Ordered in, not my own creation ... I couldn't be bothered to cook, having had to go into Cologne because my iphone was on strike and Apple STILL doesn't have location in Bonn where there are actually technicians as well, which pretty much killed my entire afternoon.  (Stopping by IKEA on the way home for another bookshelf, for the "leftovers" I hadn't been able to give a home in the big shelf makeover the other week, was child's play in comparison.)


I hadn't been planning on any dessert, but after Wanda's mouthwatering "Orange Gingerbread" post decided to treat myself to some of these, in the spirit of the Mexican theme:


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