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OPN Connect Newsletter 32 - October 5, 2017

In Their Words: Erin Callahan, Director at the Climate Collaborative

In Their Words: Erin Callahan, Director at the Climate Collaborative


OPN recently caught up with Erin Callahan, the new Director of Climate Collaborative. Erin brings extensive experience at CDP and We Mean Business, where she worked directly with hundreds of the world’s largest companies, industry groups and investors, supporting them in making leadership commitments to slow climate change—including science-based target-setting, renewable energy commitments, deforestation goals, and more. 

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Ocean Mist
Utilizing Supermarket Dietitians to Promote Organic Produce

Utilizing Supermarket Dietitians to Promote Organic Produce


By Jenn LaVardera, MS RD

With health at the forefront of food purchasing decisions, it pays to have a nutrition expert in the aisles. Currently, approximately 1,000 supermarket dietitians are employed across the United States working everywhere from large chain stores to independent grocers.

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Organic Ag Products
Specialty Potatoes Drive Organic Category

Specialty Potatoes Drive Organic Category


While the conventional potato category tends to be driven by the value-centric potato bags, it’s the higher-priced specialty potatoes that create the buzz and increased sales on the organic side of the ledger.

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What Were Some of Your Top Sellers This Past Summer?

What Were Some of Your Top Sellers This Past Summer?


By Mindy Hermann, RD

With the summer East Coast organic fruit and vegetable sales production complete, a pair of leading distributors, Four Seasons Produce and State Garden Produce, shared their thoughts on this year’s movement ---and some of the opportunities and challenges they faced.  

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Weekly Top 5: Organic News You Need to Know 

Weekly Top 5: Organic News You Need to Know 


  1. Whole Foods’ Price Drops Are Attracting Its Usual Demographic
  2. Interested in Improving Organic Practices? Discover the Researcher in You!
  3. Screening of Evolution of Organic film Features Tonya Antle
  4. Organic Industry Shifts Away from USDA
  5. Organic Farming Boosts Beneficial Fungi in the Soil
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