Monday, May 4, 2009

Organic still a sprout but growing

Sales of all things organic in the U.S. grew by 17 percent in 2008, bringing in $24.6 billion, according to the Organic Trade Association in a news release today.

Of course, conventional food sales still dwarf the organic food trade which only has about 3.5 percent of the market. Organic food sales grew by 15.8 percent to $22.9 billion. Non-food sales rocketed up 39.4 percent to $2.65 billion. The non-food category includes products like fibers, soaps and pet food.

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