The Organic Industry is Booming

The need and want for organic products has increased by 17 percent in 2008. The industry sold $25.6 billion in products despite the current economic woes, according to the Organic Trade Association’s annual industry survey.
The survey does go beyond organic food into fibers, personal care and pet food. However, organic food sales are up by 15.8 percent at $22.9 billion in sales. It is now accountable as 3.5 percent of all food sold in the United States.
The spike in growth is attributed to people wanting whole food and won’t let a lack of money stop them, and that organic food is now available at all grocery stores.
President Obama’s administration is looking to make the industry grow even more, starting with an even more extensive survey about organic food and growth. There will also be a $50 million program to encourage more organic farming, and a specific division of the USDA will focus on organic farming for the first time, ever.
The increase in sales should not come as a large shock with the increase in awareness about healthy food and pesticides. According to the agriculture census in 2007, there are more, smaller family farms than large ones that do produce organic goods.
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