Organic Lifestyle
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    We have prepared a new GON page – Organic Lifestyle in Japan – addressed to the foreign community and other interested readers. – This section will have articles and information about trends, events, products, restaurants, shops and much more. Read more.


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    Crayonhouse – located in central Tokyo with a branch in Osaka – is a pioneer of the organic movement in Japan. Customers can find at the shops under one roof and on the web site a wide range of natural and organic food and non-food products: Certified organic food and beverages, natural cosmetics and textiles, toys and books and much more. The restaurant in the basement with a terrace welcomes guests for a coffee break and delicious organic food dinner. Read more.

    • 2016年02月07日

      TH Group highlights its organic producti…

      TH Group has received organic certificates of Europe and the US for its safe vegetables and medical herbs from Control Union, which is a global one-stop-shop for a wide range of certification programmes, and signed an agreement with this organisation on implementing its organic fresh milk products. Control Union has conferred Europe’s EC 834/2007 certificate …

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    • 2016年02月07日

      First VN farm’s products certified…

      DONG NAI (VNS) — A vegetable farm in the southern province of Dong Nai is the first plantation in Viet Nam to receive an organic certification by the United States and the European Union. Fruits and vegetables grown in Organica farm, which first came into operation in 2013, yesterday were officially certified as organic products …

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    • 2015年11月02日

      Living off the grid -How quitting the ci…

      October 25, 2015 Photo by Francisco Guererro   When I first moved from the small city of Salzburg in Austria to Manila back in 2007, I was excited and full of hopeful anticipation as any rural 22-year-old longing for the urban experience could be. Back in Salzburg my life seemed to have come to a halt. Not …

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    • 2015年06月29日

      Is It Better to Buy Local or Organic?

      Many of us often wonder: is better to support local farmers at the farmer’s market who are not certified organic, or is it better to buy certified organic products from the grocery store? If your local market offers organic and local foods, then you’re in the clear. But for many of us, it can be …

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    • 2015年06月22日

      10 Foods You Probably Think Are Vegan – …

      And 10 foods that surprisingly are! Going vegan can sometimes feel like all things sinful are suddenly out of reach, and blandness is the price to pay for a soul-soothing, cruelty-free diet. On the other side of the coin, you may be cheerfully gulping apple juice and melting soy cheese on a veggie pizza, proudly …

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    • 2015年06月22日

      GOING VEGAN? 7 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

      A typical day of eating for the average American mostly likely includes a wide range of animal products. Going vegan and cutting out all animal products — including meat, eggs, dairy and cheese — is a big deviation from this status quo. Following a vegan diet doesn’t necessarily mean you’re an animal rights activist or …

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    • 2015年05月28日

      What Happened After One Family Went Orga…

      What would happen if you switched from conventionally grown food to organic-only? One family of five found out after participating in an experiment run by Swedish grocery chain, Coop, and the Swedish Environmental Research Institute. It’s not news that organic farming beats conventional practices when it comes to the health of the environment. But this …

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    • 2015年05月07日

      Wake up to Organic!

      Organic breakfast on 17 June On 20 April at Natural & Organic Products Europe, the Wake up to Organic summer campaign was launched by the Organic Trade Board (OTB), along with the Soil Association. The campaign is about spreading the organic message through the most important part of the day: breakfast! Breakfast is a great …

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    • 2015年04月17日

      Pregnant? Steer clear from these health …

      Our environment is full of harmful chemicals. Here’s what to avoid, especially when pregnant. You’ve packed in the folic acid tablets, following your gynaecologist’s and grandma’s advice. When you are pregnant or trying to conceive every thing becomes a health concern. But there are still a few ways that unhealthy toxins creep into your body, …

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    • 2015年04月17日

      Reasons you should go organic

      We all have a decision to make about what we choose to eat, whether it’s conventional, chemically grown food or natural, organic produce. There are lots of reasons to choose organic, but here are five of the best: For your health: No chemical fertilizers, pesticides or other toxic substances are used in organic farming or …

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    • 2015年03月23日

      11 Foods to Naturally Boost Your Mood an…

      If we’re stressed and not getting enough sleep, it’s easy to feel down, but there’s another big contributor to your mood: what you’re eating. With its refined sugar and trans fats, the Standard American Diet is throwing our bodies off, and if you feel like you’re in a funk, a lot of it can be …

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    • 2015年01月28日

      Degirmen – organic theme park in Turkey

      You can hardly believe it but it’s true: a few kilometres from Kusadasi, the popular holiday resort on the west coast of Turkey, there’s an eco leisure park that is unsurpassed in the whole of Europe. Here you find, for example, rare animal breeds, a recently opened olive museum, a large organic restaurant and organic …

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    • 2014年12月17日

      Organic Market in Seoul

      Marronnier Park, nestled in the northern Seoul district of Daehangno, is usually a busker’s haven. On a typical Sunday, performances by young artists attract students and office workers alike to the cultural neighborhood home to more theaters than restaurants, but the park featured a rather odd event on Nov. 9. People carrying tumblers and plastic …

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    • 2014年12月11日

      The good food guide

      Consumers must educate themselves about what’s good for them and not India, one of the strongest emerging economies of the world, isn’t far behind when it comes to disseminating information to its consumers regarding food quality and safety. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India promotes stringent regulations and standards for all the food …

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    • 2014年11月06日

      Chefs discuss what ‘organic food&#…

      This pickled quinoa with herbs and tomatoes looks delicious, but chefs are divided over the benefits of organic produce. Photo: Jonathan Wong In case you hadn’t noticed, much of the Western world is in the midst of an organic revolution. “Organic” has become a byword for everything that’s good about food and people are willing …

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    • 2014年07月04日

      Magic Yoghurt

      About 25 years ago Japanese friends who visited the Caucasus region gave us a special yoghurt culture which can be used for making fresh yoghurt every day. This type of yoghurt (Matsoni) originates from Georgia where it is used in many dishes and believed to have contributed to the high life expectancy. In Japan it …

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