OPN Connect Newsletter 272 · June 9, 2022

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow

1. Report Reveals Organic Food to Become More Popular Than Ever

You may have noticed that over the past couple of decades, organic food has become easier to come by than ever. According to Statista, sales of organic food accounted for about 3% of all food sales back in 2008, while by 2020 that figure had doubled to 6%. If you regularly shop at a well-stocked grocery store, you're likely to be able to find organic versions of staple grocery list items. The rise in popularity of organic food has even threatened natural food stores as these once niche products have become more mainstream, according to CNN.  Read More

2. Driscoll’s Blueberries Get New Packaging

Global Organics Aug 2022

Remmert Dekker Packaging has designed new, fully recyclable blueberry packaging for Driscoll's. "This partnership led to the development of new cardboard packaging to replace the plastic bucket. It contains 98% less plastic," says Wouter Wigman, Remmert Dekker Packaging's marketing manager.     Read More

3. Farmwise Raises $45M to Expand AI-Powered Farm Equipment

Farm automation startup FarmWise Labs Inc. has completed an oversubscribed $45 million Series B funding round, led by leading AgTech venture firms Fall Line Capital and Middleland Capital, with participation from GV and Taylor Farms.     Read More


Chelan Aug 2022

4. USDA Undersecretary Touts Organic Farming to Mitigate Climate Change 

In a visit to Maine on Monday, the second-ranking official in the USDA promoted incentives to assist small and mid-size farmers to adopt more climate-friendly techniques. Undersecretary Jenny Lester Moffitt encouraged farmers to consider a transition to organic farming.  Read More

5. Organic Avocado Supplies Looking for Peruvian Boost

Supplies of organic avocados have been dwindling as heavy demand and high prices caused growers in both Mexico and California to pick that fruit at a faster clip as their season progressed. Though conventional fruit has also experienced very high FOB prices, the gap between conventional and organic has steadily increased.   Read More

Cal-Organic Aug 2022

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