OPN Connect Newsletter 187 · October 8, 2020

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow

1. Massive Growth in Canadian Organic Food Sector

New research reveals that the organic food industry has much to celebrate. New August 2020 data shows that organic products sold in Canada now account for 3.2 percent of all grocery sales. Canadian consumers are spending $6.9 billion annually on organic products. This is up from 2.6 percent and $5.4 billion in 2017.     Read More

2. Industry Associations Send Comments on USDA Organic Enforcement Rules

Cal Organic May 2024

The Produce Marketing Association, Western Growers Association, and United Fresh Produce Association jointly submitted comments on USDA’s proposed Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) Rule. The intent of the rule, which is the most significant update since the National Organic Program was established in 2002, is to strengthen oversight and enforcement of the production, handling, and sale of organic agricultural products.     Read More

3. Everflux Technologies Introduces New Regenerative, Organic Fertility Solutions

Everflux Technologies is taking a new approach to organic fertility. Unlike many new microbial products coming onto the market, Everflux products were created by an organic farming pioneer, are approved for use in organic agriculture by the CDFA, and the company can back up their claims with lab tests, field tests, and 4,000 years of organic farming tradition.     Read More

4. Fruit World Enters Citrus Season with New Sustainable Packaging

Earthbound Farms May 2024

Fruit World, a family-owned, flavor-focused grower-shipper of organic and conventional fruit, enters their 2020 citrus season with bold, new recyclable packaging and increased availability of 100% California-grown organic and conventional mandarins, along with organic oranges, grapefruit, lemons, and sweet limes.    Read More

5. Stemilt Announces Plans to Use Apeel on Organic Apples

At the core of Stemilt, be that an apple, pear, cherry or any treefruit core, is a spirit of innovation, and this season the grower is tending that flair with a new partnership with Apeel™ and its plant-based protection for organic apples.    Read More

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