Top 5 - Organic News to Help You Grow
1. OFRF Luncheon Raises over $100k at Expo West
Despite the rain and wind that blew through Southern California, hundreds of organic supporters made their way to the National Grove of Anaheim for OFRF's all-organic luncheon. The meal, the people, and the atmosphere make this traditional kick-off to Expo West a much-loved tradition. The event raised over $100,000 for OFRF's research, education, and advocacy programs.
2. Bailey Produce Partners with DISa to Track Organic Bananas
Bailey Produce, a leader in delivering quality organic produce around the globe, recently partnered with Disa Digital Safety (USA) (“DiSa”) to equip its bananas with DiSa’s FreshCounts Smart Barcode technology.
3. Organic Farmers Association Announces 2019 Governing Council
Results are in for the newly-elected 2019 Governing Council and Policy Committee. Members will serve 2-year terms, up to 3 consecutive terms (no more than 6 consecutive years). Newly elected members begin their terms at the annual meeting on March 13, 2019.
4. Bonterra Organic Vineyards Pioneers Research on Benefits of Carbon Farming
America's leading organically farmed wine, Bonterra Organic Vineyards ("Bonterra") continues its legacy of pioneering green viticulture with completion of a landmark soil study highlighting the benefits of organic and Biodynamic® farming on soil health.
5. OTA Launches Fraud Prevention Solutions
Organic Trade Association members may now voluntarily pre-enroll in an organic fraud-prevention program to help minimize or eliminate organic fraud.
It was a little over four decades ago when a small group of food activists in Eugene, Oregon asked a simple, yet profound question: How do we help grow food that is healthier for the planet and people? The answer that emerged centered on an idea to create and grow infrastructure and a market for that food. So, in 1978, OGC was formed as a nonprofit that acted as a support organization for Oregon organic farmers with organic growing methods and education.Read More
Organic apple sales typically drop off some time during the summer, both because supply has been limited and the expertise to hold them for an extended period in controlled atmosphere storage is still a work in progress.Read More
Divine Flavor is a family-run and grower-owned distribution company that believes in growing “Better Food for a Better World.” It’s a philosophy that harkens back 30 years when Don Enrique Camou, Carlos Bon Sr. and Alan Aguirre teamed to create Viñedos Alta (now Grupo Alta), a small table grape vineyard based on values taught at their respective family farms. In 2006, Alan Aguirre and Carlos Bon Jr. teamed up with Pedro Batiz to form Divine Flavor, now part of the Grupo Alta portfolio.Read More
The Organic Trade Association (OTA), in partnership with Organic Voices (OV) and over 70 organic brands and businesses, gathered at Natural Products Expo West to unveil their immediate action plan for a voluntary “check-off-like” program to promote organic products. Following the demise of an attempted USDA mandatory research and promotion check-off program, the OTA, Organic Voices and supporting companies decided to take matters into their own hands.Read More