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Start 2019 with Simplicity and Refreshed

Betty Tűndik



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The New Year has come. For some of us is a new chapter in our lives, and we really believe that only one day, one night will resolve our issues, or the old unwanted problems, that we had last year.

Well, the good thing is, we can create whatever we want if we believe in that. Therefore, it might be working for us.

Our roots (especially family and relatives), and the root chakra is important if we would like to start something new. It is important to let go the old energies and issues, wherever we would like to start something new. For some of us, the “NEW” means new friends, new people, new job, new home, new diet, new clothes, new exercises, or start a new business etc.

Speaking about diet, I just want to provide a simple recipe, which will help to release the root chakra, also to refresh our body. It is simple, affordable, healthy and it helps in grounding.

Grounding is always important until we are dealing with old and new issues. Therefore, the root kind of food and vegetables are the best to start. It is important to use organic ingredients or vegetable and fruits washer.

The energetic salad from roots

We try to use raw and natural ingredients

– Carrot

– Celery root

– Parsley root

– Greek mint

Sprinkle ingredients with very little organic apple vinegar or lemon juice and agave syrup.

Serve decorated with Italian lettuce.


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Brand and Marketing

New!!! Hemp Based Coffee Creamer

Betty Tűndik



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I am not a big coffee drinker or fun of coffee, as the high amount of caffeine doesn’t suits to my body. However, I find important that the coffee industry is evolving, more and more mixtures and lower caffeine products or mixtures of super foods have been launched in the previous years.

More, as we are entering into the years of healthy lifestyle, innovation in food and beverages and the precious CBD products, lots of countries’ legislation has been changed and the governments concluded that it is important to have legalized markets. The cannabidiol and medicinal cannabis market will have the Boom in the next years and of course the companies are prepared for this.

As we see there are more and more CBD based products, lots of innovations on this market to help people in their lifestyle and health issues.

Now we have CBD in our coffee and creamer! The Agraflora company, which has claimed that owns the world’s second largest cannabis cultivation recently came up, through the Natures Hemp company, who became independent last summer, with a hemp based product for your daily coffee!

This video shows a general information by Interviewing the General Manager Ruben Houweling about the Agraflora Organics’ cannabis growth and development with greenhouse technology

As Wikipedia is telling us, 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed in the world every day. People loves coffee, not just the coffee bean taste, but more and more people are attached to the sophisticated tastes, adding creamer and new flavors which are pampering them.

For me this sounds really “huge”, as I use also plant-based creamers. Of course this product is full of nutrients, as hemp and CBD are super foods with high values, as we know.

The company is focusing on B2B and also B2C sells and I am sure there will be a great interest from people and companies side.

As a new product development, a creamer without THC, but plant-based, healthy, full of nutrients, also stabilize some health issues and preventing a lots of illness and sickness, it is a great start in the Coffee industry. The company also declared that the creamer “tastes good” and they are using whole seeds in the production process.


SOURCE: AgraFlora Organics International Inc.


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Alternative medicine

KeHE lists top five industry trends to watch in 2019

Niji Narayan



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KeHE has the most innovative brands that position retailers as the go-to natural, organic, specialty, and fresh destination for healthy living. As part of the commitment to finding goodness and staying ahead of the trends—KeHE’s Product Innovation Gurus has summarised the top five trends to watch in 2019. Cannabidiol and hemp-based products have taken the industry by storm. Shoppers are starting to explore CBD products for their claimed health benefits including relief from pain, anxiety and seizures and to improve sleep. Despite several states legalising recreational cannabis use, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) says CBD is not permitted in food or drink.

Fats were in, then out, and now they are back in and on the minds of consumers in a huge way. Among Google’s top 10 searches in 2018, five of them reference the ketogenic lifestyle. Between the countless weight loss selfies shared on Instagram and word-of-mouth endorsements, Keto—a strict regimen of low-carb, high-fat foods that forces the body into a state of ketosis—was all the rage for 2018 and expect that in 2019 it will reach new heights.
Consumers have spoken—a one size fits all approach won’t always work when it comes to their health. Consumers want functional, great-tasting products to support them in areas of concern like “clean” protein, daily nutrition and healthy aging. And what works for one shopper may not work for another. That’s why brands providing custom solutions are attracting consumers.

Shoppers know what they want; and they want it now more than ever. App developers have had their hands full creating solutions to answer the demand for more convenient ordering and delivery—from food to fashion, everyone has an app for that. The need for instant gratification has allowed grocery stores to become an alternative to traditional take-out. Stores are dedicating a larger footprint to fresh grab-n-go sets including ready-to-drink beverages, prepared take-and-bake meals, and other fresh offerings.

Another concept gaining momentum is upcycling. Forty-percent of the food produced in the U.S. goes uneaten and, on average, a family of four throws away over $1,800 in food every year. This has pushed brands to adopt a process of creative reuse, the process of transforming by-products, waste, and useless or unwanted products into something usable. Think juice from ugly and surplus produce, giving a second life to whey from artisanal dairies and brine from pickle producers, and protein bars from the leftover nutritious grains from brewing beer.

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Corporate Responsibility

Nestlé focus on avoiding plastic-waste

Niji Narayan



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Nestlé announced a series of specific actions to make 100 per cent of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025, with a particular focus on avoiding plastic-waste.

Nestlé CEO Mark Schneider said, “Our broader vision and action plan outline our commitment and specific approach to addressing the plastics packaging waste issue. While we are committed to pursuing recycling options where feasible, we know that 100 per cent recyclability is not enough to successfully tackle the plastics waste crisis. We need to push the boundaries and do more. We are determined to look at every option to solve this complex challenge and embrace multiple solutions that can have an impact now.”

He added, “We believe in the value of recyclable and compostable paper-based materials and biodegradable polymers, in particular where recycling infrastructure does not exist. Collective action is vital, which is why we are also engaging consumers, business partners and all of our Nestlé colleagues to play their part. You can count on us to be a leader in this space!”

In December 2018, Nestlé announced the creation of Institute of Packaging Sciences to evaluate and develop various sustainable packaging materials and to collaborate with industrial partners to develop new packaging materials and solutions.

In February 2019, Nestlé will begin to eliminate all plastic straws from its products, using alternative materials like paper as well as innovative designs to reduce littering.

In this year, Nestlé will also start rolling out paper packaging for Nesquik, Yes! snack bar, and smarties. Milo will introduce paper-based pouches in 2020. Nestlé Waters will increase the recycled PET content in its bottles by 2025.

Nestlé Institute of Packaging Sciences is exploring new paper-based materials and biodegradable/compostable polymers that are also recyclable, among other alternatives. This could become a valuable option in places where recycling infrastructure does not yet exist and will not be available for some time. Nestlé also initiated a collaboration with PureCycle Technologies to produce food-grade recycled Polypropylene (PP).

Moreover, Nestlé has a longer-term ambition to stop plastic leakage into the environment across its global operations. This will help avoid further accumulation of plastics in nature and achieve plastic neutrality.

All 4,200 Nestlé facilities worldwide are committed to eliminating single-use plastic items that cannot be recycled. These items will be replaced by materials that can easily be recycled or reused.

Nestlé employees in all locations worldwide and at all levels will dedicate their volunteering days to the removal of litter and participate in clean-up activities on World Ocean Day on June 8, 2019. Nestlé is particularly dedicated to accelerating action in tackling the plastic waste issue and report on the Company’s progress publicly.

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