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AgroFresh expands VitaFresh Botanicals line with organic product

AgroFresh Solutions Inc. has launched VitaFresh Botanicals Life Select, an organic plant-based coating to keep produce fresh longer and reduce food loss and waste. Developed from the carnauba tree palm leaf, the new VitaFresh Botanicals... more »

Organic fresh produce pricing increases in Q2

Higher retail prices of organic fresh produce during the second quarter of 2022 generated a 3.7% increase in total organic dollars but also contributed to a decline in organic volume of 2.8%, according to Q2... more »

Organic Produce Summit draws record number of attendees

Hot-button issues explored at the sixth annual Organic Produce Summit (OPS) in Monterey, California, included connecting with consumers in an era of inflation, the rise of omnichannel marketing and the future of supply chain sustainability.... more »

EPA OKs Pace International’s BioSpectra for organics

Pace International, a sustainable postharvest solutions and technologies provider for the fresh produce industry, announced that BioSpectra® 100 SC is now listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) for organic use in the U.S.... more »

Jerrold A. Watson & Sons grows organic peaches, vegetables

Jerrold A. Watson & Sons LLC continues a legacy of growing, having passed the century mark in operation. The Monetta, South Carolina, grower, which markets crops under the Watsonia Organics brand, helped create the state’s... more »

California fines Florida company $2 million in ‘organic’ herbicide case

California regulators that oversee the state’s organic standards has fined a Florida company almost $2 million for labeling and selling a product containing synthetic herbicides as an organic product. The $1.89 million fine, announced June... more »

USDA seeks one nominee for National Organic Standards Board

USDA seeks nominations of a qualified individual for one open seat on the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB): an individual with expertise in environmental protection or resource conservation. NOSB, a 15-member volunteer advisory board appointed... more »

Keynote at OPS 2022 to address ocean plastic

Every year, more than eight million tons of plastic waste escapes into the world’s oceans, the equivalent of setting five garbage bags full of trash on every foot of coastline around the globe. What if... more »

Organic Produce Summit to look at organics in era of inflation

“Organics in an Era of Inflation and Changing Consumer Behavior” will be the subject of the fourth educational session at the upcoming Organic Produce Summit 2022, featuring an exclusive sales analysis of organic fresh produce... more »

Organic fresh produce sales up 4% in Q1 2022

Total organic fresh produce sales for the first quarter of 2022 increased by 4% from the same period last year, topping $2.3 billion for the quarter, according to the Q1 2022 Organic Produce Performance Report... more »

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