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Organic food sales remain strong
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Organic agriculture, a worldwide growth industry, can be a profitable, sustainable business for agricultural producers interested in going through the certification process necessary to enter this market. Organics have grown at a rate of nearly 20 percent per year for the last few years, and industry experts are continuing to forecast slowing but steady growth. Rapid growth in the organic sector has highlighted issues that need to be addressed: shortages of organic raw materials such as organic grain and organic sugar, product sales in a weak U.S. economy and competition from food marketed as “locally grown" or "natural." ...
Organic produce, once sold only in specialty shops, is now available in pretty much every supermarket chain: from the tony Whole Foods to the everyday Wal-Mart. And even as consumers scaled down their budgets during the recession, many kept choosing organic fruits, veggies and dairy over their conventional counterparts — despite their higher cost. That organic food costs more is ironic, considering the fact that for the vast majority of farming history, agriculture was inherently organic. During the 20th century, however, a large supply of new synthetic chemicals was introduced to ... Read More
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