sales of organic
foods and nonfoods are estimated to have hit nearly $40 billion, a new record.
Despite the near total lack of evidence, the number of so-called experts extolling the health benefits of organic
foods is large and, arguably, growing.
sales of certified organic
wine and those made with organic
grapes hit $80 million last year, rising 28 percent since 2004, according to the Organic
Trade Association (OTA).
The entry of big players like Wal-Mart could prove the market-making moment when organics
, once the whiny preserve of Birkenstockers and macrobiotic know-it-alls, go mainstream, opening up to the rest of us simple folk, who have vague aspirations of eating ethically but who often choke on the 50 to 100 percent organic
Wool--Produced with chemical and cruelty free animal husbandry.
gardeners use often-homegrown compost rather than commercial synthetic fertilizer, and avoid pesticides and other chemicals - the basic elements of organic
The premise of organic
agriculture is to fortify the soil through wholesome, nontoxic means, thereby strengthening the ability Of plants to defy diseases and pests.
On the plus side, these products don't contain trans fatty acids or genetically modified ingredients and they contain few, if any, food additives--under definition of the organic
Nancy functions solely as a process organic
inspector because of her ample experience in food processing and a lack of familiarity with farm practices.
Last year, Fitzgerald's 100 acres of organic
corn showed evidence of genetic contamination, as did her neighbor's organic
matter emissions are generated from the use of cores and a number of green sand additives.
3 million to sell his first kilo of 100% organic
sugar, certified as Farm Verified Organic
Alan and Ulrike Brockman and their two sons run beef, cereals and vegetables on their farm, which has been completely organic
food is firmly established as the fastest-growing segment of the food industry, boasting 20 to 24 percent annual growth for the past several years.