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OPN Connect Newsletter 97 · January 10, 2019

Top 5 – Organic News to Help You Grow


USDA Publishes Final Rule Amending the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances for Organic Handling or Production

The National List, codified at 7 CFR 205.601 through 205.606, identifies synthetic substances that may be used and natural substances that may not be used in organic crop and livestock production as well as a limited number of non-organic substances that may be used in or on organic processed products.  The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), a Federal Advisory 

Organics Unlimited-April

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Mexico is the Fourth World Producer of Organic Foods

Oaxaca, Chiapas, Michoacán, Chihuahua and Nuevo León are the leading states in the area destined to sow these products, although the first three are the ones that concentrate 50% of the total land.

Charlies Produce

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Organic Industry Leader Hires Strategic Sourcing Manager

Jacobs Farm Del Cabo, a leader in organic and sustainable farming of fresh herbs and vegetables out of the Central Coast of California and Mexico, has hired David Arana as its Strategic Sourcing Manager. 

Nature Safe

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An Organic Diet May Lower Cancer Risk. Here's Why

A French study, published in October in JAMA Internal Medicine, has found that people who eat a mostly organic diet reduce their overall cancer risk by 25 percent. 

Organic Ag Products

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The Nunes Company Elects Tom M. Nunes (T5) President

SALINAS, CA – The Nunes Company, one of the nation’s largest grower-shippers of conventional and organic fresh produce marketed under the Foxy® brand name, has elected Tom M. Nunes (T5) President of the Company.

Ocean Mist

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