How Big is the Organic Industry – And Why You Should Care

How Big is the Organic Industry – And Why You Should Care

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  There is no denying it - the organic industry is growing quickly and is not showing any signs of slowing down.  Here are some facts from the USDA Economic Research Service: Organic products are now available in nearly 20,000 natural food stores and nearly 3 out of 4 conventional grocery stores Organic sales account for over 4% of total U.S. food sales Sales of organic products were an estimated $28.4 billion in 2012 And more and more food categories are going organic.  Although fresh fruits and vegetables have been the top sellers for over 3 decades (43% of sales), other items are increasing as well.  Dairy, packaged/prepared foods, beverages, bread/grains, snack foods, meat, and condiments are also on the rise. Organic food products are those that are produced without…
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