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Organic Food Market Growing Faster Than Conventional - Planet Green: It seems more and more of us are paying for...

Organic Food Market Growing Faster Than Conventional - Planet Green: It seems more and more of us are paying for...

It seems more and more of us are paying for organic foods and according to Food Navigator USA , the market for organic foods is continuing to outpace that of conventional foods. The U.S. organic retail sector has grown by 56 percent over the last five years while sales of natural foods are up a whopping 73 percent since 2006, according to a report by Packaged Facts . Sales in 2009 show a 7 percent growth for organic foods and just 2 percent for conventional foods. While this is positive on a whole, it also outlines the issues associated with so-called natural foods. There’s no government criteria for natural foods, meaning the label means next to nothing. It’s simply a ploy to attract consumers interested in healthier food while often making very few changes to the product itself. There’s no assurance that natural foods are made with ingredients free of pesticide and herbi...

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