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Braga Fresh introduces two organic vegan chopped salad kits

- General News
Braga Fresh, home of Josie’s Organics, is introducing two organic, vegan chopped salad kits to its family of products, just in time for National Salad Month.

Wholesum now offers organic seeds

- General News
Wholesum, Fair Trade Certified growers and shippers of organic farm-fresh vegetables, is treading the path to becoming a more fully integrated farm by building in-house capabilities to produce organic seeds.

OPN: Inflation takes bite out of organic fresh produce sales in Q1 2023

- General News
Ongoing inflation continued to impact organic fresh produce sales in the first quarter of 2023 as overall dollar sales grew by slightly less than 1 percent, and volume declined by 3.4 percent from the same per year-over-year period, according to the Q1 2023 Organic Produce Performance Report released by Organic Produce Network and Category Partners.

OPS 2023 announces ed session on sustainability compliance

- General News
As more retail organizations request sustainability information from their suppliers, opportunities exist to bring buyers and producers together using survey data to improve their respective operations.

Plant-based athletes: new OPS Ed Session announced

- General News
As plant-based and vegetarian meals continue to gain in popularity, world-class athletes are helping to lead the trend by abandoning traditional meat protein-based diets for plant-based ones and touting their benefits for health and athletic performance.

Edible Garden Michigan greenhouse gets organic, food safety certifications

- General News
Edible Garden AG Incorporated, a leader in controlled environment agriculture (CEA), locally grown, organic, sustainable produce and products, today announced that the Edible Garden Heartland greenhouse facility has fulfilled the requirements and obtained all necessary certifications from both the USDA and PrimusGFS.

Edible Garden’s revenue increases in 2022

- General News
Edible Garden AG Incorporated (“Edible Garden” or the “Company”), a leader in controlled environment agriculture (CEA), locally grown, organic and sustainable produce and products, today provided a business update and reported financial results for the three month and full year periods ended December 31, 2022.

OPS ed session announcement: preparing for new Organic Enforcement Rule

- General News
Designed to increase the oversight and enforcement of the production, handling, and sales of organic products throughout the supply chain, the Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) rule is set to take effect in March 2024.

AFF: ‘Dirty Dozen’ discredited by peer reviewed research, government data

- General News
Peer reviewed research published in the Journal of Toxicology found that the recommendation in the “Dirty Dozen” list to substitute organic forms of produce for conventional do not result in any decrease in risk for consumers because residues on conventionally grown are so low, if present at all.

Coming in March: stricter organic enforcement

- Analysis
Stricter federal enforcement of organic standards starts this month.