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OPN Connect Newsletter 30
In just over a month, the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) will convene in Jacksonville, Florida, October 31st- November 2nd. These meetings are held in different far-flung agricultural areas for a reason – so organic stakeholders can participate. If you don’t show up, the products you eat or sell or the way you farm could be in jeopardy.
By Jenn LaVardera, MS RD
Over 1,500 food, beverage and wellness companies gathered to showcase new products at Expo East. Though the exhibit hall was dominated by snack foods, supplements and other packaged goods, fresh produce did make an appearance at the show. Here’s a look at how three companies who exhibited at the event demonstrated there is still room for innovation in the fresh organic produce category.
Fall is an interesting time for retail promotion as there are a number of organic fruits in season but few offer promotional opportunities. OPN caught up with Anthony Vineyards Inc. and Homegrown for an update. Fall crops that will be merchandised but usually at relatively high prices over the next several months include grapes, pomegranates, mandarins, persimmons and Asian pears.
- Will Next-Gen GMO Techniques be Kept out of Organics?
- NOP Actions Underway on the OIG Audit Report re: International Trade
- OTA Organic Awards Dinner Draws Hundreds to Applaud Organic Change-makers
- Gladstone Land Acquires Organic Farm in Washington State for $9.5 Million
- Top-selling Organic Apple Brand Daisy Girl Eyes Pouch Bag Sales Gain