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OPN Connect Newsletter 147
Sustainability and FSMA at OGS, Pelger on Organic Shrink at Retail, Terramera, and more...
A feisty back and forth underlined an educational seminar on sustainability at the recent Organic Grower Summit. Taking a Proactive Approach to Sustainability was moderated by Nikki Rodoni, CEO and founder of Measure to Improve and three industry experts rounded out the panel discussion: Ze’ev Barylka, marketing director for Netafim; Kevin Warner, manager of sustainable agriculture at SCS Global Services; and Bryan Duarte, senior sourcing manager for Walmart.
Canadian based Terramera has an ‘audacious goal’ to reduce synthetic pesticide loads by 80 percent and improve the performance of organic products, in what the company’s leader calls a “whole new area of science.”
Ron Pelger discusses shrink and food waste with produce managers from several supermarkets, covering a wide area of their experiences in ordering, receiving, preparing, displaying, and selling organic produce items.
The overarching takeaway from an Organic Grower Summit session on the relatively new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is that the inspection program is focused on helping growers improve their systems rather than trying to punish those falling short.
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