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BlanCHe WeBer and MYriaM sCHiltz: motivate restaurants to change

one. “People used to think that organic food was for muesli freaks, but attitudes have changed.” Whereas Bartolozzi expected the demand for vegetarian dishes to be higher, her first year in business has shown an equal interest in quality meat and fish products. It is this change of attitudes, say Weber and Schiltz, that makes a label like couvert necessary. “More and more people eat organically, for reasons of health and the environment. You need to make the industry aware that there are new trends and give them a little push to join in,” says Weber. In one thing they all agree: customers, too, need to re-think their attitudes about food. Weber is particularly passionate about this issue. “If you want a good and healthy agriculture, where farmers contribute to the protection of the environment, with no mass-animal farming, then you have to be willing to pay a right and fair price.” But, adds Bartolozzi, it is important to explain to customers why the products are more expensive and where the benefits lie. “I’ve had

FINDEL FIRST A Swiss firm will inAUG vest € 30 million in the Findel free trade zone, created by the Luxembourg government this year to boost investment and diversify the economy. The artwork handler NLC expects to hire 100 employees when its facility opens by 2014.

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SAFE BANKS Banque et Caisse sep d’Epargne de l’Etat is one of the top 10 “safest banks” in the world, according to Global Finance. The magazine’s 20th annual ranking--due out in October--places BCEE in 8th safest spot, based on credit ranking and total assets.

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RUSSIA RISING SES partnered with sep Gazprom Space Systems, adding satellite capacity to the burgeoning Russian market. SES already repositioned one satellite and will launch another to cover Russia in 2013. SES linked up with Russian telecom firm Vimpelcom last year.

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