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OPN Connect Newsletter 347 · November 23, 2023

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow


1. New Organic Documentary Film Released: Organic Rising

Organic Rising, the new feature-length film directed by Pulitzer Prize and Emmy Award winner Anthony Suau, is now available to watch online. It aims to demystify organic agriculture and provides thoughtful, well-researched insights even for consumers who are already well-versed in the merits of organic.  Read More

2. Organic Top Fruit: Demand Exceeds Supply

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"Demand for organic top fruit exceeds demand," is how René Laan, Stoker Organica's managing director, sums up the market in late September. This Dutch company sorts, packages, and markets organic fruit. He is especially optimistic about the apple market. "The apple season got off to a rough start. There was immediate demand, which has remained for the past few weeks: picking, sorting, packing, and going directly to customers. The fruit doesn't even see a cold store."  Read More

3. Farm-to-Glass Supports Organic Farming

This week on Capitol Hill, NRDC, the Organic Trade Association, and the Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems at Arizona State University (ASU)—in collaboration with Representatives Pingree, Panetta, and Chavez-DeRemer—brought together over 100 people to toast a good cause: organic agriculture!  Read More

 

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4. OSU Researchers Receive $2 Million to Look for New Ways to Prevent Organic Potatoes from Sprouting, Spoiling

Oregon State University researchers have been awarded $2 million from the USDA to develop improved ways of preventing stored potatoes from sprouting, particularly in the organic sector. This research is pivotal, given the rapid rise of the organic market in US agriculture, the scientists note.  Read More

5. USDA Nutrition Incentives Improve Access to Healthy Food

The USDA is investing more than $52 million to improve dietary health and access to fresh fruits and vegetables for eligible families. The funds support efforts across three National Institute of Food and Agriculture competitive grant programs that make up the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program.  Read More

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