Appetite for organic food grows and found its presence in Indian supermarkets

By Niharika Verma | December 7, 2015 Breaking the barriers, Indian consumers are shifting towards organic food purchases, making the supermarkets and big retail outlets its hub. With growing awareness and health conscious Indian consumers, appetite for organic food has grown and found its presence in supermarkets. Though, available on high price, its demand and sale has seen a sharp rise says supermarkets and food associations. Some experts believe that better product availability and a powerful …

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… people for its environmentally friendly material, but also because of it beautiful and fashionable look. “Customers won’t buy your products just because you make products with bamboo. You still need to offer them products that are well designed and diverse for their choice,” he said. However, as the bikes are handmade, the production cost is much higher than metal-frame bikes. One bike made by Tri is priced at $450-1,500. However, the price is 1/3 to half of the prices of similar products …

Organic farming can actually be more profitable than using fertilizers and pesticides – Quartz

… study found, often include a price “premium,” or markup, of 29-32%. Only a 5-7% premium is needed to break even. True, organic farmers spend more on labor—7-13% more according to the study. They use hands-on pest control methods, for example, like introducing a predator insect to get rid of a pest species, instead of pesticides applied en masse. But farmers offset those costs by skipping the expense of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. To continue reading this article, please click on …

Abbott facing lawsuit over “non-organic” Similac | Food Industry News | just-food

… alleges 26 of the 49 ingredients used are not allowed in organic foods including irradiated substances and synthetic compounds. “Abbott deceptively and misleadingly claimed that the infant formula is ‘organic’ and charged a premium price for the ‘organic’ infant formula. Abbott was also motivated to mislead consumers to take away market share from competing products, thereby increasing its own sales and profits,” the lawsuit stated. “By deceiving …

Non-GMO products’ sales soaring amid latest long-term trend – Finance Post

… of all food sales. Most predict these types of products will yield 16 percent annual growth over the next three years. The market is strong in Europe and growing in the United States. There is an estimated $8.5 billion non-GMO industry in the U.S. now, and sales are escalating faster than many conventional food products. Farmers are moving with the trend. Non-GMO seeds are selling, with farmers looking to sell a smaller amount of high-quality products at a premium price. Others who prefer a …

10 Nutritious Foods That Won’t Break Your Budget

By Chloe Della Costa | March 28, 2015 Consumers know that there is a price to pay for eating healthy. prices on organic foods and healthier options in general tend to be higher than prices on processed foods with low nutritional value. Certain health foods, however, aren’t going to break the bank. In addition to money-saving strategies like buying in bulk, avoiding restaurants, and growing your own garden, there are ways to cut costs simply with the foods you choose to purchase. If you …

Should the UK be subsidising the world’s first tidal lagoons? | Environment | The Guardian

… criticised for its exorbitant electricity costs, estimated to be £168/MWh. When the project begins generation in 2018, onshore wind will be producing electricity for less than half of this price. But Tidal Lagoon Power (TLP), the company behind the projects, says the Swansea development is simply a proof of concept and tidal power at scale will produce affordable power. On Monday the company announced the beginning of the approval process for a second site near Cardiff where construction could …

Gas investments may ‘never pay off’ | Newcastle Herald

FUTURE NSW gas demand is being overestimated and consumption could halve in the next decade, according to new Melbourne Energy Institute research. The analysis throws further doubt on the long-term viability of AGL’s Gloucester coal seam gas project, that has been indefinitely shut down after the discovery of BTEX chemicals in water samples. The Melbourne Energy Institute predicts NSW is facing an “inevitable price shock” and many gas consumers will abandon the fossil fuel in …