Grower wants to educate attendees at this year’s Fresh Summit

Educating the industry. That is the approach one grower is taking towards this year’s PMA’s virtual Fresh Summit Show, starting today. 

“The virtual format gives us the opportunity to teach and educate the industry, especially those who usually aren’t able to experience the field first hand,” says Nichole Towell, senior director of marketing and package procurement for Duda Farm Fresh Foods. “This gives everyone a front row seat to the supply chain. This new format also still allows product demonstrations to take place even when we cannot meet in person.”

For Duda, that supply chain includes its Dandy Super Sweet Corn that it’s currently harvesting in Georgia but will transition to Florida in early to mid-November. “Hurricane Sally has created some challenges due to the amount of rain received in the region. But the outlook is improving and moving in the right direction.” She adds that markets are above average

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After 40 years in medicine, here’s what a Maine addiction expert has learned about alcohol, opioids and public health

When The New York Times, the Washington Post and news agencies across Maine have needed to understand the opioid epidemic and the policies emerging in response to it, they have often turned to a specialist in addiction medicine working in Portland, Dr. Mark Publicker. Unafraid to criticize redundant task forces and barriers to treatment, his advocacy led to better policy and saved lives, said those who learned of his impending retirement online.

As the pandemic complicates the more hidden challenge of addiction, Publicker, 70, will retire from his private practice at the end of the year, after 40 years in medicine. He recently spoke about his career and the changing upheavals of the opioid crisis. Today, synthetic opioids, including fentanyl, are the most common drugs involved in drug overdose deaths in the United States.

Dr. Mark Publicker will retire from his private practice in Portland at the end of the
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What I Learned About College Admissions After 2 Years on the Inside

Excerpts from my newsletter, NEXT. Sign-up here.

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It’s been a whirlwind two weeks since Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions was released on September 15. Thank you for all your support. I was on CBS This Morning on Friday to talk about the book (and also on the CTM podcast). The book landed on the USA Today bestsellers list. Friday night, it rose to #71 among all books sold on Amazon and it’s headed to its third printing in a few weeks. People find out about books mostly from their friends and colleagues, so if you have the book or read it, please tell others about it.

As today’s newsletter will explore, I’ve learned a lot about the world of college admissions in the 2+ years of reporting for the book.

🖥 Two can’t miss virtual events this week:

For parents of high schoolers:

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B. Braun Lanka celebrates over 25 years of excellence in the healthcare industry

B. Braun Lanka, a German multinational and one of the world’s largest medical and pharmaceutical device companies, celebrates 25 years of excellence in the Healthcare industry in Sri Lanka on 29th September 2020.

B. Braun Lanka has continued to uphold the standards of the medical industry based on their commitment to better the health of people around the world, translating this same mantra to the care of their own employee health and well-being, continuing to be one of Sri Lanka’s highest-graded employers for career quality and employee satisfaction.

Speaking with Director/ Chief Finance Officer, B. Braun Lanka Pvt Ltd – Pradeep Amarawardena, noted “Through constructive dialogue, B. Braun Lanka has continued to develop high-quality product systems and services that are both evolving and progressive; and as a means to support the free Health Philosophy with high-quality products”

Commenting on the milestone, Samantha Senevirathne, Director/ Head of Aesculap noted “We

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