OPN Connect Newsletter 184 · September 17, 2020

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow

1. Veritable Vegetable Launches New and Improved Website

Veritable Vegetable is proud to announce the unveiling of their newly redesigned website. With enhanced online ordering capabilities, the site offers mobile-optimized design for easy access from any device.  There are also new features to share their mission, values and rich history that spans over four decades. The website offers a refreshed, energetic look, dynamic elements and beautiful imagery.   Read More

2. Organic Center to Study AgTech, Protections from Pesticide Contamination

Stemilt January 2021

The Organic Center will collaborate on two projects made possible by grants awarded last week from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Organic Agriculture and Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) to help advance research on vital challenges facing organic agriculture–protecting organic farmers from inadvertent pesticide contamination and innovating through accessible and equitable agricultural technology.    Read More

3. Cuba Bets on Organic Farming to Increase Food Production

According to a high-ranking official at the Cuban Ministry of Agriculture, organic farming occupies a key position in the government's strategy to increase national food production. Currently, more than 707,000 gardens and close to 147,000 suburban farms are part of a national movement aimed at increasing family self-supply and food production at the local level.    Read More

4. LA’s Burgeoning Agtech Sees Green Acres Ahead

Chelan Fresh January 2021

While plenty of tech companies are interested in filling up consumers’ feeds, some are more interested in feeding consumers. And Los Angeles, with its rich pool of tech talent and its extensive legacy of agriculture, has become a rising hub for these agricultural technology companies.    Read More

5. Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration

August besieged California with a heat unseen in generations. A surge in the air conditioning broke the state’s electrical grid, leaving a population already ravaged by the coronavirus to work remotely by the dim light of their cellphones. By mid-month, the state had recorded possibly the hottest temperature ever measured on earth and an otherworldly storm of lightning had cracked open the sky.    Read More

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