15 Dec '11, 10am

Organic food and drink sales slump: By Guardian Environment Network Sales of organic food and drink slumped by 1...

Sales of organic food and drink slumped by 10 per cent to £1.53bn last year as shoppers opted for cheaper alternatives, according to a new report. But despite the impact of the economic downturn, overall sales of "ethical" goods and services - ranging from food and drink to transport and funerals - were generally resilient, increasing by almost nine per cent last year to £46.8bn from £43bn. FURTHER READING Half the High Street signs up to Carbon Trust Standard US solar industry breaks quarterly installation record The Co-operative Group's annual report into ethical consumerism showed the biggest increases were in sales of small scale "micro-generation" products such as solar thermal and solar photovoltaic panels and heat pumps (up by 386 per cent), and "green" cars (up 129 per cent). Other sectors enjoying huge growth are Fairtrade food and drink, which pay a premium to fa...

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