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Wholesome Wave selects Joe Cahalan as interim director

Wholesome Wave has selected Joe Cahalan as interim executive director.

Harvest Sensation partners with Best Buddies for inclusive hiring

Harvest Sensations, Miami, has a partnership with Best Buddies International, a non-profit organization enhancing the lives of people with intellectual and development disabilities (IDD).

Organically Grown meeting focuses on purpose over profit

What began as a way for the Organically Grown Co., Portland, Ore., to focus on “purpose over profit into perpetuity” is gaining ground as a movement that places an emphasis on values-aligned ownership models.

Mexico’s Rio Rico Farms stresses social programs for workers

Rio Rico Farms, Hermosillo, Mexico, which supplies Bridges Produce Inc., Portland, Ore., with organic vegetables, views social programs as a way to change workers’ lives on and off the farm.

Florida plan promotes produce gleaning efforts

After touring vegetable fields, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried announced a new program to support and promote food recovery efforts, making it easier for food banks to collect leftover produce from fields.

Chiquita supports fitness and sustainability at NYC marathon

Chiquita Brands International is the banana sponsor for the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon for the second year in a row.

Equitable Food Initiative offers recruitment scorecard

Equitable Food Initiative has created a free responsible recruitment scorecard, available in English and Spanish.

Fyffes fuels Marine Corps Marathon runners

For the seventh consecutive year, Fyffes refueled runners of the Marine Corps Marathon with bananas as they crossed the finish line.

Arrowfarms releases sustainability report

Arrowfarms along with Gold Bell, DiSilva Fruit and Morning Kiss Organic have detailed their charitable donations and sustainability initiatives in a new a report.

Oppy adds How2Recycle label program

The Oppenheimer Group has joined more than 175 brand owners and retailers in the How2Recycle label program for their products.