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

… retail outlet, which includes supermarkets, drugstores, and mass merchants, captures nearly half of the market sales of organic food. Other outlets such as gourmet stores, farmers markets, and community-supported agriculture programs comprise the remaining 10 per cent share, while the eCommerce portals capture another big pie in lion’s share. “For our retail expansion, we hope to be present in high footfall areas in both metros and Tier II cities. In the near future, we are also increasing …

Organic Movement Is Unstoppable! — Organic Food Demand Growing Faster Than Domestic Supply

… last decade. Back in 1997, the industry was worth $3 billion as detailed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Six years later, the revenue went up by more than 200 percent to $10 billion, with an annual increase in sales by 20 percent. With the following numbers, experts predicted organic food would grow from 2 percent to 3.5 percent in their share in the U.S. food market by 2010. Unfortunately, the supply for organic food isn’t keeping up with demand. First and foremost, many U.S. farms …

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 …

Do you want healthier food? Start demanding it | The Kansas City Star The Kansas City Star

… even use actual black pepper to season its beef. (Does anyone even want to know what they were using before?) These aren’t isolated incidents. Chipotle Mexican Grill is dumping genetically modified ingredients from its menu, and both McDonald’s and Chick-fil-A plan to stop selling chicken that’s been treated with human antibiotics. There’s a new category of chain restaurants called “healthy fast casual,” and its market share appears to be growing. It isn’t just restaurants. …

Special Report: The war on big food – Fortune

By Beth Kowitt | May 21, 2015 Major packaged-food companies lost $4 billion in market share alone last year, as shoppers swerved to fresh and organic alternatives. Can the supermarket giants win you back? Try this simple test. Say the following out loud: Artificial colors and flavors. Pesticides. Preservatives. High-fructose corn syrup. Growth hormones. Antibiotics. Gluten. Genetically modified organisms. If any one of these terms raised a hair on the back of your neck, left a sour taste in your …

Abbott’s support for Old King Coal is worse than knighting a prince – Opinion – ABC Environment (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

… coal seam gas; and individuals are doing all they can to cut pollution — reducing, rethinking, reusing, recycling, and cutting their bills with renewable power. In recent years, people have really harnessed their power as consumers, but not all have yet realised how much power they have as investors. You don’t need a share portfolio. If you have a bank account, you have money being invested. If you have superannuation, you have money being invested. If you’re paying a mortgage, …