Who’s buying organic foods?

The year 2017 marked continued strength in the organic food market. According to the Organic Trade Association (OTA), U.S. sales surpassed $45 billion over the course of the year, more than doubling in size from a decade ago. OTA notes that the 2017 figures represent a 6.4% increase from the previous year — significant, considering […]

Organic food: What you need to know

Predicted to reach approximately $456 billion by 2025, the organic food and beverage industry continues to grow and is currently one of the fastest expanding food markets in the U.S.

Analysts believe this growth comes from a number of factors including rising government support for organic agriculture, expansion of organic products beyond just health food […]

USDA: Stricter animal welfare rules announced for organic eggs, meat

After years of debate, organic meat and egg producers will have to abide by stricter animal welfare standards under a new rule announced earlier this week by the Agriculture Department.

Although covering many aspects, the biggest impact of the rule will be felt in the organic egg industry, which will require farmers to provide at […]