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Organic Equivalence Deal Affords Wider Markets for US & EU ...: The agreement, which will be enforced beginning

Organic Equivalence Deal Affords Wider Markets for US & EU ...: The agreement, which will be enforced beginning

Proponents of the agreement point to potential future job growth in the organic agricultural sector, backed by research on past organic sector job growth from the Organic Trade Association (OTA) and the Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) which shows that conventional farming jobs grew by a mere one percent in 2010 while organic farming jobs increased by eight percent. Jobs aren’t the only area where numbers have continued to go up, but rather the organic market share in general. The OTA declares the combined US and EU organic food market to be worth $50 billion, with 800 million organic consumers collectively in tow. OTA Executive Director, Christine Bushway, said in a press statement , “This monumental agreement will further create jobs in the already growing and healthy U.S. organic sector, spark additional market growth, and be mutually beneficial to farmers bot...

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