OPN Connect Newsletter 251 · January 13, 2022

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow

1. Soli Organic Forms Seed Genetics, AI Technology Partnerships

Soli Organic Inc., the nation’s only soil-based CEA (controlled environment agriculture) company delivering 100 percent USDA certified organic produce to more than 20,000 retail stores nationwide, today announced two partnerships that will enhance the company’s cost advantage, further improve unit economics, and support the continued development of the company’s consumer brand, which makes high-quality, indoor-grown organic produce widely accessible and affordable.   Read More

2. Rodale Institute Launches Certified Advisor Accreditation Program

WestFresh Distributing May 2022

Building on the success of its Organic Consulting Service launched in 2019, the Kutztown, PA-based Rodale Institute has launched the Rodale Institute Certified Advisor program, a new accreditation that builds a network of local, trusted agricultural service providers backed by Rodale Institute’s expertise.      Read More

3. Organic Produce at 19% of Ads in First Week of 2022 

The first week of 2022 was marked by vibrant sales for healthy eating. Organic produce comprised a notable 19 percent of ads this week as retailers strove to meet the demands of shoppers ready to make good on their New Year's promises of healthier eating.      Read More


Miller Chemical May 2022

4. Former Target, Amazon Exec Joins Imperfect Foods as CEO 

Imperfect Foods, an online grocer focused on eliminating food waste and building a better food system, announced the hire of Dan Park as its new CEO. Park officially joined the Imperfect Foods team on January 3.      Read More

5. The Top Food Tech and Sustainability Trends for 2022 According to Forbes

If the word of 2021 was "unpredictable," the word of 2022 is "impermanence". From rising food prices to continued supply chain woes, decades-high inflation, worker shortages, and our climate, our food system is in crisis. McKinsey estimates that 73 million jobs will be eliminated due to automation by 2030, including in the food production and manufacturing sectors.     Read More

NatureSafe May 2022


Divine Flavor May 2022
Cal-Organic May 2022

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