The Rise of Sustainability

Dr. Dan Sonke, Senior Scientist at SureHarvest, discusses the growth in sustainability programs among retail giants such as Wal-Mart and SYSCO and their interest in third-party sustainability certification programs like Protected Harvest.
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DPR honors efforts to reduce pesticides

FreshSense, a citrus and stonefruit packing company based in Parlier, California, was honored as an IPM Innovator by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. FreshSense produces citrus and stonefruit using sustainable agricultural practices certified by Protected Harvest.
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8 out of 10 Consumers Buying Green: Study

Four out of five people say they’re still buying green products and services in the midst of a recession — despite the fact that these items sometimes carry higher costs, according to a new study commissioned by Green Seal and EnviroMedia Social Marketing and conducted by global market research firm Opinion Research Corp.
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California Stonefruit company wins IPM award

Protected Harvest Partner FreshSense, based in Parlier, CA, was recognized as an IPM Innovator by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. FreshSense, a company formed by Fowler Packing Co., SunWest Fruit Co., and Ballantine Produce Co. produces Zeal and Treehouse Kids branded stonefruit under the Protected Harvest certification program, managed by SureHarvest. Read the full