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 …

The potential for organic food in Middle East

By Hannah Abdulla | April 10, 2015 The demand for organic food in the Middle East and North Africa is increasing, in part, prompted by ex-pat consumers. However, at present, the sector is only valued at US$110.1m compared to mature markets like the US, where organic food is worth billions. However, there is also a reliance on imports, pointing to some opinion that there is a big opportunity for international organic food manufacturers. Hannah Abdulla explores. Organic food is becoming an area of …

Federal Grant To Help More Low-Income Families Buy Organic Produce | WJCT NEWS

… Growers and Consumers says the grant will give people in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program a way to make their money go twice as far. Franz said, “So if they spend $20 on their SNAP card, they will get $40 worth of tokens to spend at one of our participating markets. And then that buy one get one money, the incentive money, is good for the purchase of Florida-grown fruits and vegetables.” Two farmers’ markets in Duval County, the Atlantic Beach Mid-Week Market and the Beaches …

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

By Melody Dareing | April 9, 2015 Those looking for a new hot product to invest in might find money put into non-GMO products worth the effort. Non-GMO foods are becoming the latest hot products, and younger entrepreneurs are learning to take advantage of the new demand. With spring here and many buying seeds, predictions state that growth in the niche market is here to stay for several years. The term genetically modified organisms (GMO) refers to the artificial means in which food – all …

GMO Critics Vindicated: Biotech Corporations Were Pushing Fraud All Along | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

By Ethan A. Huff | March 31, 2015 The sordid sequence of events that opened the floodgates for the genetic takeover of the American food supply — that is, the mass introduction of untested genetically-engineered (GE) food ingredients on the sly — is outlined in an eye-opening new book by American public interest lawyer Steve Druker, entitled Altered Genes, Twisted Truth. Drudging up several decades’ worth of historical facts surrounding genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) and the way …

Gas investments may ‘never pay off’ | Newcastle Herald

… favour of renewable energy, such as solar. “That could mean that gas investments being made now might never pay off,” an institute statement said. “It’s a similar situation to that in the electricity market, in which demand was forecast to rise continuously but fell instead. It left infrastructure worth billions of dollars under-used while people on tight budgets felt the impact of price shocks that seemed to come from nowhere.” The energy institute, based at the …

Almost 7,000 UK properties to be sacrificed to rising seas | Environment | The Guardian

Properties worth over £1bn will be lost to coastal erosion in England and Wales over the next century, with no compensation for homeowners, as it becomes too costly to protect them • After the floods: one year on, memories continue to haunt residents Collapsed houses lie on the beach after a storm surge in Hemsby, eastern England, 6 December 2013. Parts of England’s east coast, from Yorkshire to Essex are vulnerable to stronger storms and rising sea levels due to climate change. Almost …