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OPN Connect Newsletter 31 - September 28, 2017

MOM’s Organic Market: A Retailer with A Mission

MOM’s Organic Market: A Retailer with A Mission


For MOM’s Organic Market, the Mid-Atlantic region's premier chain of family owned and operated organic grocery stores with 18 locations, selling organic produce is not just an option, it’s a mission.

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Proposal to Prohibit Bioponics: Set for Vote at NOSB Fall Meeting

Proposal to Prohibit Bioponics: Set for Vote at NOSB Fall Meeting


After 20 years of discussion, it is possible that the National Organic Standards Board will vote to prohibit aeroponics, hydronpoincs and aquaponics from official U.S.D.A. organic certification at its fall meetings in Jacksonville, FL, in early November.

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Organic Pear Production on the Rise

Organic Pear Production on the Rise


Though not experiencing the rapid growth the Washington organic apple industry has seen, production of organic pears in the Northwest is experiencing steady expansion entering the fall.

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Organic Farmers Plan Hydroponics Protest at Federal Policy Meeting

Organic Farmers Plan Hydroponics Protest at Federal Policy Meeting


By Sustainable Food News

A large group of "hard-core, old-time, organic farmers" are planning a rally at next month's National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting in Jacksonville, Fla., to protest the U.S. Department of Agriculture for allowing hydroponically grown produce to be certified as organic.

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Weekly Top 5: Organic News You Need to Know 

Weekly Top 5: Organic News You Need to Know 


  1. Wegmans Looks to Get Ahead of Organic Supply with Farming Innovations
  2. Organic Research Funding Bill Builds Bipartisan Support 
  3. Certified Organic Pot? Find Out Why Not! CCOF Webinar October 3, 2017
  4. Door to Door Organics Launches New Meal Planning Solution
  5. Are Packaging Claims Deterrents to Healthful Eating?
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