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Organic produce industry eyes sustainable packaging

Organically grown products and sustainable packaging should go hand in hand, so many organic growers, shippers and distributors are launching programs to reduce the use of plastics.

GOPEX delivers energy, insight into organic produce

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — The Packer’s third annual Global Organic Produce Expo brought in more buyers and exhibitors than previous years and garnered many positive reviews.

Taylor Farms recognized for sustainability, energy programs

Taylor Farms, Salinas, Calif., is celebrating sustainability milestones in energy independence and waste conservation, with three facilities cutting significant amounts of waste.

Cost still key hurdle for more sustainable packaging, panel says

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Cost remains a key obstacle to the proliferation of more environmentally friendly packaging in produce, according to industry members who spoke on a panel Jan. 10 at the Global Organic Produce Expo.

​​​​​​​Walmart talks packaging, plastics on GOPEX panel

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Walmart has been working with individual suppliers to reduce plastic in produce departments as consumer interest in sustainability increases.

Ag Water Summit addresses crisis, solutions

Technology and methods to manage water use in growing produce is the focus of the Agricultural Water Summit.

Fyffes promotes sustainability with recycled CHEP pallets

Fyffes has converted all of its melon shipments to include the use of recycled and repurposed wooden pallets from CHEP.

StePac designs shelf life extending liners for pomegranates

StePac, Tefen, Israel, has new bin liners designed to extend the storage life of fresh pomegranates.

NatureSeal product halts browning in guacamole, cut avocados

NatureSeal, Westport, Conn., has a new product designed to keep guacamole and cut avocados from browning.

Starr Ranch switches plastic for corrugated for organic apples

Starr Ranch Growers, Wenatchee, Wash., has new sustainable packaging for organic apples.