Organic Foods Rise In Popularity

By: Letisha Bush
By: Letisha Bush

The Organic Trade association said that organic food sales in 2010 hit just over 26 billion dollars.

Fruits and Veggies made the biggest impact with 11% jump over 2009 sales.

" I feel like I am putting things that are more pure in my body.I definitely feel better by eliminating processed foods. And by switching to organic vegetables," said Jerri Winkleblack.

Organic foods represented only 4% of the overall food and beverage sales in 2010.

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  • by The Farmer in the Dell on Jun 20, 2011 at 10:24 AM
    Let's hear it for those "organic" bean sprouts in Germany that were responsible for the E. coli breakout! In many cases, there is little difference between "organic" produce and responsibly grown "regular" produce - BUT - Big Agriculture uses too much WATER, too much FERTILIZER and too many PESTICIDES.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 20, 2011 at 05:46 AM
    Organic farming is the biggest waste of farmland. It is inefficient and has been proven to be no healthier for you than farming that uses genetically modified seed, insecticides, herbicides and fertilizers. You should want the most out of what you have.
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      by organicGirl on Jun 20, 2011 at 09:27 AM in reply to
      I'd rather have quality over quantity. I don't know what you're smoking, but it's probably full of those chemicals you love to consume.
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        by Country on Jun 20, 2011 at 01:59 PM in reply to organicGirl
        You say that, but you have never lacked for quantity -- when and if you do, you will find things look different when you face longterm hunger.
  • by Surly Location: Grrr on Jun 19, 2011 at 06:26 PM
    "... putting things that are more pure in my body..." Bwahahaha. Oh well. Unintentional comedy aside, I have been saying for years that what America needs is a really effective placebo, and if organic food does it for ya, go for it. I sure hope I can find a personal-use placebo that is cheaper than organic tomatoes, though...
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      by Lynn on Jun 20, 2011 at 06:11 AM in reply to Surly
      You can, just grow your own!
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        by Surly on Jun 20, 2011 at 07:14 AM in reply to Lynn
        "Just"? Organic gardening is a LOT of work, not to mention fossil fuel intensive when done per the usual way, w/ multiple trips to haul compost and mulch, not to mention tilling. Still, point taken. I note as an aside that although my own tomatoes have known no insecticides, fungicides or chemical fertilizers, they still could not be labled as "Organic", because I use herbicide. They are good but not great -- too much mosaic virus, I think...
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