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OPN Connect Newsletter 217
Crespo Mangos, Veritable’s Qiana Cameron, NOSB Spring Meeting Recap, Organic Celery Update, Market News Update, and More...
Qiana Cameron is a buyer for Veritable Vegetable, a women-owned and led organic produce distributor based in San Francisco. OPN recently caught up with Qiana to learn about her role at Veritable, how she cultivates relationships with growers, organic produce trends, and more.
In the early 1970s, mango pioneer Roberto Crespo Fitch began planting mangos in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. Not long after, he built a modern packing shed, Empaque Don Jorge, in the town of El Rosario. From the beginning, Crespo Fitch employed sustainable farming methods and utilized organic growing techniques.
Late last month, at the National Organic Standards Board Spring Meeting, the 15-member panel of organic industry representatives identified and reviewed over 30 substances—synthetic and natural—to determine which of these products may be used in organic production. A final vote for approval or removal will take place at the 2021 Fall Meeting.
1. Brian Antle Returns to Tanimura & Antle as Executive VP of Sales
2. Apeel Acquires Imaging Technology for Better Ripening Insight
3. Fruit World Starts Early-Season Organic Cherries and Apricots
4. NOSB Members Air Ongoing ‘Concern’ with US Organic Program
5. Awe Sum Offers Fair Trade Fruit