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OPN Connect Newsletter 291 · October 20, 2022

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow


1. Stemilt, Apeel Elevate Consumers' Apple Experience

There’s room to keep growing Stemilt’s Artisan Organics brand's promise to produce organic fruit that delights consumers. Stemilt Marketing Director Brianna Shales said the company partners with Apeel to improve the consumer experience with crisper apples.   Read More

2. Whole Foods Market Forecasts Top 10 Food Trends for 2023

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Today, Whole Foods Market’s Trends Council unveiled their top 10 anticipated food trends for 2023 in the retailer’s eighth annual Trends predictions. Yaupon-infused beverages, produce-packed pastas, repurposed pulp, and climate-conscious callouts are among the food trends expected to rise in popularity in the next year.   Read More

3. Revol Greens Doubles Its Greenhouse-Grown Romaine Capabilities

Revol Greens, the largest sustainable greenhouse lettuce grower in North America, has announced it will double its romaine lettuce production throughout the remainder of 2022 and into 2023. The notable increase in production is supported by Revol Greens’ innovative indoor growing facilities in Minnesota, California, and Georgia, as well as a new 20-acre facility in Temple, Texas. Thanks to its Clean & Green growing process and its protected growing environments, Revol Greens, which grows organic and conventional lettuce products and offers over seven romaine products in both head lettuce and baby leaf product types, can produce fresh, delicious, and clean lettuce 365 days a year without the threat of recalls.   Read More

 

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4. Taiwan Metro Grows Organic Vegetables Underground

A Taiwanese technology company has teamed up with the island’s metro operator to grow organic vegetables inside underground subway stations to utilize vacant spaces and boost sustainability. The vegetables then go directly into salads and lunch boxes sold to commuters at a nearby takeout stall, where business is brisk.   Read More

5. Consumption Of Organic Fruits and Vegetables in Italy

"The consumption of organic produce has dropped in Italy over the past two years, but this data is not given by the penetration index, meaning the number of families that purchase organic produce at least once a year has not changed," said Elisa Macchi, director of CSO Italy. "It is the average consumption per family that has changed: from 20 kg in 2017 to 17 kg in 2021."    Read More

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