Thursday, May 07, 2009

Organic food sales grow despite poor economy

"U.S. sales of organic products, both food and non-food, reached $24.6 billion by the end of 2008, growing an impressive 17.1 percent over 2007 sales despite tough economic times, according to the Organic Trade Association, which has made available final results from its 2009 Organic Industry Survey," reports Seed Daily. Organic food now accounts for approximately 3.4 percent of U.S. food sales.

"The survey, conducted by Lieberman Research Group on behalf of OTA, measured the growth of U.S. sales of organic foods and beverages as well as non-food categories such as organic fibers, personal care products and pet foods during 2008," adds Seed Daily. (Read more) To see a map showing where organic foods are grown, click here.

1 comment:

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They survive and grow because nothing is dearer than health and withe the packed and processed food culture there is no good health ensured.