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<div class="quote-block">America's appetite for organic food is so strong that supply just can't keep up with demand. Organic products still have only a tiny slice, about 2.5 percent, of the nation's food market. But the slice is expanding at a feverish pace.<br><br><br><br>
Growth in sales of organic food has been 15 percent to 21 percent each year, compared with 2 percent to 4 percent for total food sales.<br><br><br><br>
Organic means food is grown without bug killer, fertilizer, hormones, antibiotics or biotechnology.<br><br><br><br>
Mainstream supermarkets, eyeing the success of organic retailers such as Whole Foods, have rushed to meet demand. The Kroger Co., Safeway Inc. and SuperValu Inc., which owns Albertson's LLC, are among those selling their own organic brands. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said earlier this year it would double its organic offerings.<br><br><br></div>
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Thanks for sharing!!! Very interesting article, and wouldn't it be nice if we had more organic here at home instead of *having* to import so much???<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:"> Having more organic farmers here in the U.S. is exactly what we all need!!!!<br><br><br><br>
I myself am glad to find that the demand for organic is growing, hopefully now it will start to open more companies eyes for them to step up to the plate!! Also to open more doors for the farmers who want to go organic!!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rockon.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rockon:"><br><br><br><br>
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That sort of thing worries me. I have heard it from the local organic growers association too, when I interviewed them for a story recently. I mean, it's good that people want organic food, but when demand outstrips supply usually that makes prices go up. Hopefully farmers can create more supply now that they know the demand is there. Maybe government subsidies for livestock "production" should be rerouted towards teaching farmers how to grow organically. It'd be better for everyone.
 
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