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OPN Connect Newsletter 225
Boston's State Garden, Heat Impacting Potato Crop, Dr. Chuck Benbrook, OGC's Mission Fund, Market Update, and More...
A fixture on the Boston produce scene for generations, State Garden, which first set up shop in 1938, is a leading producer of both conventional and organic tender-leaf greens, spinach, celery hearts, and more in the Northeast.
Dr. Charles (Chuck) Benbrook has spent the past 40 years trying to understand how farming systems impact food and health. He recently wrote a paper with Dr. Susan Kegley and Dr. Brian Baker comparing pesticide use and risk between organic and conventional farming systems. Dr. Benbrook joined OPN to discuss the key findings in the just-published paper “Organic Farming Lessens Reliance on Pesticides and Promotes Public Health by Lowering Dietary Risks,” which appears in the journal Agronomy and is open access (free to anyone).
Wong Potatoes' Dan Chin, whose family has been growing potatoes in the Klamath Basin on the California/Oregon border for 92 years, said it is possible this will be the company’s last year in the potato business.
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2. The Benefits of Eating Organically Grown Food
3. Zimbabwe Sees Growing Appetite for Organic Produce
4. Root 24 Farms Releases Five New Products
5. Natural Grocers Bring Hyperlocal with Hydroponic GardenBox Program