Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Organic Food Sales Strong, Despite Economic Situation

On the heels of yesterday’s post about the fight between agribusiness and anti-pesticide activists over how pesticide levels on fruits and vegetables are relayed to the public comes the welcome news that the market for organic food is still growing. According to an article in yesterday’s New York Times:
“Sales of organic foods appear robust across Europe and the United States despite weak economic conditions and rising inflation. The strong sales are attracting more interest and activity from investors, who see potential in mergers through economies of scale, especially in Europe’s more fragmented market.”
While sales of organic foods in supermarkets can be quantified, anyone who regularly attends farmers’ markets can vouch for the proliferation of vendors selling vegetables, fruits, cheeses, breads and meats grown without the use of chemicals.

As word spreads about the dangers of our modern food supply, people are demanding better options. And with increased demand comes a need for increased supply, giving younger people and career-changers the confidence to follow the path of clean, toxin-free food production.

Click here to read “Strong Sales of Organic Foods Attract Investors,” which focuses more on the business and economics of organic foods.

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