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• Mike McEvoy, the highly regarded founding manager of Washington State’s Organic Food program has been tapped to be director of the National Organic Program, leading the federal program that develops the rules for organic agriculture enforced by certification agencies around the country.

• Michael White, vice chairman/CEO of PepsiCo International since 2003, announced over the weekend that he plans to retire.

White, 57, will be succeeded by Zein Abdalla, who will run PepsiCo Europe, and Saad Abdul-Latif, who will become chief executive of PepsiCo Asia, Middle East and Africa, the company said in a prepared statement.
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