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Fresh Del Monte expands Fair Trade organic banana offerings

- General News
Fresh Del Monte is expanding its fresh fruit offering and now sells Fair Trade Certified organic bananas in Canada and is working to start selling Fair Trade Certified bananas in the U.S.

Homegrown Organic starts Regenerative Organic Certified stone fruit program

- General News
Homegrown Organic Farms is pleased to introduce a Regenerative Organic Certified (ROC) stone fruit program - the first in the world! As a part of the company’s ongoing commitment to caring for the land and the people they encounter, this program provides third-party recognition to support their efforts.

Soli Organic’s basil now widely available at Eastern retailers

- General News
Today, Soli Organic Inc.'s brand-new line of USDA certified organic 'Indolce' basil is landing on produce aisle shelves in over 2,000 select stores across more than 15 Mid-Atlantic distribution centers with leading grocery partners including Ahold Giant Stores, Lidl, Walmart, Publix, Whole Foods, Tops Markets, Lowes Foods, Southeastern Grocers/Winn Dixie, Mom's Organic, Target, and Giant Eagle.

Natural Grocers maintains commitment to affordable prices during record inflation

- Retail
Customers at Natural Grocers, the nation's largest family-operated organic and natural grocery retailer, can shop with confidence knowing they can still get high-quality organic and natural products at Always Affordable prices.

USDA accepting applications to help cover costs of organic, transitioning producers

- General News
This cost share for certification is available for each of these categories: crops, wild crops, livestock, processing/handling and State organic program fees.

Fruit World looks to an organic future

- General News
As Fruit World Company, Inc. Reedley, CA, celebrates its fifth anniversary, its founders can see their original business ideas were sound and worth building on.

Organic agriculture makes biopesticides more vital

- Analysis
To many consumers, they are a nest of evils. To growers, they are valuable tools that cannot be eliminated without grave difficulties. They are pesticides.

Report shows consumers cutting back on dining out and organic or premium groceries due to inflation

- General News
Dining out tops the list of discretionary spending cuts consumers will make to combat inflation’s effect on their wallets, according to First Insight’s new inflation report.

World Variety Produce recalls organic zucchini

- General News
World Variety Produce, Inc. of Los Angeles, CA is voluntarily recalling case lot #38706503 of Organic Zucchini, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Organic fresh produce sales up 4 percent in Q1 2022

- Retail
Total organic fresh produce sales for the first quarter of 2022 increased by 4 percent from the same period last year, topping $2.3 billion for the quarter, according to the Q1 2022 Organic Produce Performance Report released exclusively by Organic Produce Network and Category Partners.