Last year, organic
food and beverages cost an average of 24 cents more per unit than conventional food, or about 7.5 percent more, according to Nielsen.
Senator Baldwins Organic
Farmer and Consumer Protection Act would take on these unfair trading practices and update protections against fraud.
Currently, more than 20 percent of Stemilt's entire fruit production is organic
, with many acres in a three-year transition phase to organics
The unclear position on organic
labelling is incongruous with the otherwise strict food labelling requirements enforced in Australia in order to ensure consumers are adequately protected, informed and confident when purchasing and consuming food.
California is the top conventional dairy state, and also became the top organic
dairy state in 2008 with the largest number of certified organic
Skin Care is a woman-owned Brevard county, Fla., company that manufactures a full range of organic
and all-natural bath and body products, including organic
soap, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, body powder, lotions and creams.
The announcement came with news that the National Organic
Standards Board (NOSB) has voted 12 to one for the USDA National Organic
Program (NOP) to enforce the law for organic
personal care as is done with organic
THEY enjoyed a honeymoon period when conscientious buyers concerned with air miles and local produce flocked to farmers' markets and the organic
shelves at the supermarket.
"Despite the recent economic downturn and its affect on organic
sales, we feel the long-term prospects for sales of organic
products remain strong," says Simcha Weinstein, marketing director for Ashville, N.C.-based Albert's Organics
production follows a growth profile similar to U.S.
But according to data from the UK's Soil Association, which promotes Britain's organic
drink and food industry, British organic
sales fell 12.9% in 2009, mainly because of the high price of organic
food and drink and a poor economic environment.
products are increasingly available and perform just as well as their non-organic versions," says Clio Turton, of The Soil Association.