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OPN Connect Newsletter 266
Regenerative Organic Alliance's Elizabeth Whitlow, Hot Avocado Market, Plastic Bank's David Katz at OPS, Ferrari Farms, Market News, and More...
Every year, more than eight million tons of plastic waste escapes into the world’s oceans. What if there was a platform to stop ocean plastic and at the same time help alleviate poverty through a global recycling ecosystem? That is the ambitious goal of Plastic Bank and its founder David Katz, who will give a keynote presentation at OPS 2022, Empowering the World to Stop Ocean Plastic.
Organic California avocados soared above $100 per carton of 48s on both the San Francisco and LA wholesale produce markets this week, according to the USDA’s daily National Specialty Crop Organic Summary. The Tuesday, April 26 report listed California 48s at $109-$110 in Los Angeles and $115 in San Francisco.
Elizabeth Whitlow is executive director of the Regenerative Organic Alliance (ROA), a nonprofit organization that oversees Regenerative Organic Certified (ROC), a rigorous new certification for food, textiles, and personal care ingredients. Elizabeth joined OPN for a conversation about why ROC was founded, the overall framework of the certification, ROA's decision to prohibit soilless practices, and more.
Founded in 1963 by father and son George and Wayne Ferrari, Ferrari Farms has been growing organically for more than four decades. Recently, due to labor shortages, the family farming operation has had to shift its balance of commodities.
1. Jeff Cady Promoted to Tops VP of Produce and Floral
2. Nominations Open for California Organic Advisory Committee
3. Chipotle Cites Success in Sourcing Organic, Promoting Within
4. Nature's Path Announces $100k Partnership with Canadian Organic Growers
5. Joolies Date Brand to Be Launched Across Europe