Source: Robyn Obrien
Sales of organic food are exploding. In 2013, Americans spent $35 billion on organic foods, a 12% increase over 2012. Organic food sales in 2014, which haven’t been compiled yet, will likely top that number.
Major retail chains such as Kroger, Target, and Wal-Mart are making major commitments to sell more organic food. General Mills plans to double their organic product sales in the next five years. Even McDonald’s plans to serve organic items in its restaurants.
Demand outstripping supply
While consumer demand for organic is booming, the supply of organic ingredients and agricultural products, particularly grains and animal feed lags far behind.
“The demand for organic has skyrocketed, but with a three-year transition (to organic production), the supply hasn’t caught up,” says Errol Schweizer, executive global grocery coordinator at Whole Foods Market. “There has been a mass awakening among consumers for organic but not a mass awakening in the farming community.”
To Read More Please Visit Organic Food Producers Collaborate to Increase the Organic Grain Supply
The post Organic Food Producers Collaborate to Increase the Organic Grain Supply appeared first on Robyn O’Brien.