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By: organicfarmingblog , 1:00 PM GMT on March 18, 2014
There is a rampant increase in organic farming products nowadays because of people’s consideration in food safety and environmental issues. About forty percent of the Americans testified that organic food will be a bigger part of their healthy diet regimen within one year and 63 percent of them buy organic foods and beverages at least sometimes. Some of them buy products that sustain their lifestyle, such as spirulina which is rich in vitamins and minerals and known to protect the body’s immune system from diseases.
Indeed, the trend for organics is growing, does more and more people are choosing organic produce and food products and especially in the last ten years it’s been increasingly growing at healthy rates. The increased demand for the last four years showed the increased number of farmers from 290 to 520.
While more than six out of 10 individuals said that they buy organic foods or beverages produced from organic farming at least sometimes when they go shopping, lack of availability at conventional supermarkets and grocery stores is one of the common reason many people do not regularly buy organic do not buy more of them. Therefore, it also shows that the demand for organic foods is now increasing due to health reasons.
Even spirulina may not be the biggest seller in organic markets, still people tend to buy it for their health protection and benefits. Milk is probably the most demand organic foods because people are concerned about bovine growth hormones, followed by those infant formula and baby food.
While organic food products considered to be the fastest growing segment of the food industry, it is still less than two percent of the total food industry. But, it is not that we exactly expected a few decades ago in which people buy organic food from their local farmers, large scale organic farms, primarily in the country of California, are largely supplying Safeway and big chains in the industry of organic products.
Nonetheless, the large-scale organic farms are the main reason why there is a decrease in prices for organic products and had been contributed to the improvement in the distribution so that more and more supermarkets can offer organic foods to the people with their organic food section.
Eighty-one percent knows that for a food or any beverages to be organic, the ingredients must be grown without the use of chemicals and added hormones. It must be grown in an organic way.
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