1. Grimmway Celebrates Anniversary with Industry & Friends
Grimmway Farms, the world’s largest producer of carrots and nation’s largest producer of organic vegetables, is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a campaign honoring its founders Rod and Bob Grimm and acknowledging those who have been integral to the company’s success.
2. CCOF Announces Appointment of April Crittenden as Chief Certification Officer
CCOF—the nation’s leader in organic certification, advocacy, and education—announced today that April Crittenden has been named chief certification officer for CCOF Certification Services, LLC effective April 16.
3. How This Man Has Turned a Dubai Warehouse into an Organic Farm
Instead of picking up expensive organic vegetables that have travelled thousands of miles around the world guzzling aviation fuel and clocking high on the carbon footprint, we now have an alternative.
4. French Consider Banning Organic Label for Heated Greenhouse Product
The debate about whether organic greenhouse vegetables have to be grown in the soil or whether they can also be grown hydroponically has been going on for decades. The French are bringing something new to the table. Two French pressure groups want it to become impossible to grow organic in a heated greenhouse.
5. Growing Organic Wine Consumption Will Reach 87.5 Million Cases by 2022
Once a movement championed by health food stores and high-end grocers, in recent years, organic has gone mainstream. In the wine industry, the category accounts for just a fraction of global production, but a growing number of producers are turning their hand to organic practices, in order to meet increasing consumer demand.