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OPN Connect Newsletter 225 · July 8, 2021

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow


1. New California Law Requires Organic Recycling Starting Jan. 1

A new law that takes effect on January 1, 2022, will dramatically change what you can and can't recycle in the state of California. According to SB 1383, signed into law by former Gov. Jerry Brown in 2016, any person or business that creates garbage will have to recycle all their organic food waste.  Read More

2. The Benefits of Eating Organically Grown Food

Stemilt September 2021

The average consumer is far more health conscious than ever before, and this is exactly why sales of organic food are on the rise. Over the years, farming has changed a great deal in order to meet with rising demand for products, and this has created the lower-quality, chemical-rich produce that we find in our stores.    Read More

3. Zimbabwe Sees Growing Appetite for Organic Produce

Zimbabwe’s agriculture sector has the potential to contribute more towards the growth of national exports. The National Export Strategy, launched by President Mnangagwa in 2019, identifies the horticulture sector as a priority for export development and promotion. To ensure the stimulation of domestic production and exports, there is a need to focus on products that have a high demand across the world. Globally, there is a growing appetite for organic produce as more people are becoming health conscious and are looking for products that are high in nutrients and low in calories.”      Read More

 

Organics Unlimited September 2021

4. Root 24 Farms Releases Five New Products

Innovation and health meet in Root 24 Farms’ latest products. All the new lines are made with Root 24 Farms’ blueberries, which are grown in Central Washington. The company has over 1,200 acres of organic blueberries and expects to harvest over 7.5 million pounds this year.    Learn More

5. Natural Grocers Bring Hyperlocal with Hydroponic GardenBox Program

Natural Grocers is debuting local hydroponic organic produce grown just steps away from its customers with the launch of its new hydroponic GardenBox. The pilot program, which takes place at its Green Mountain store in Lakewood, CO, grows an array of organic leafy greens that travel just 82 steps from hydroponic garden to customer.     Read More

Starr Ranch September 2021

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