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OPN Connect Newsletter 5 - March 31, 2017

In Their Words - Keith Johnson, Early Organic Produce Retail Explorer

In Their Words - Keith Johnson, Early Organic Produce Retail Explorer


Tonya Antle caught up with Keith Johnson, Western Regional Manager, Kroger/Wesco, to bid him a fond farewell as he leaves for an exciting new chapter in his produce career and talks about his amazing 35-year pathway to success. 

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The Bioponic Debate: Are There Bigger Fish to Fry?

The Bioponic Debate: Are There Bigger Fish to Fry?


While the “to soil or not to soil” debate rages on, does the organic community not have bigger fish to fry? 

By Melody Meyer, vice president of policy and industry relations, United Natural Foods (UNFI)

 

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Pew Research Center Studies Americans’ Food Values

Pew Research Center Studies Americans’ Food Values


According to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, researchers describe food as a new “flashpoint in American culture and politics”, with the way Americans eat becoming a source of potential social, economic and political friction.   

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Limited Number of General Registration Spaces Available for the 2nd Annual Organic Produce Summit

Limited Number of General Registration Spaces Available for the 2nd Annual Organic Produce Summit


A limited number of general registration opportunities remain available for the second annual Organic Produce Summit, July 12-13 in Monterey, CA.   This year’s event features a series of thought-provoking educational sessions, four inspiring and engaging keynote presentations, a sold out trade show floor featuring 120 organic fresh produce growers, shippers and processors and an exciting opening night reception. 

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Weekly Top 5: Organic News You Need to Know

Weekly Top 5: Organic News You Need to Know


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