Organic or not?

| May 14, 2013

The Organic Trade Association says that while organic foods comprised less than 3 percent of total food sales in 2006, annual percentage sales growth in the past decade has been in the high teens into the twenties, up to $16.7 billion.

“Organics is probably the hottest thing going in the food market right now,” said Ted Taft, managing director of Meridian Consulting Group. “The conventional grocery channel has seen that growth and seen that as something they need to have.”

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  • http://twitter.com/ZealousGeek ZealousGeek

    This article is not finished and should not have made it past your editors. The article raises the question “Organic or not?” There is no discussion on the pros and cons of either organics or conventionally grown foods. No discussion as to whether one choice is better than the other. No discussion of whether or not the extra expense is justified. And, worst of all, no discussion on how a driver can obtain organics while on the road if it were deemed to be worth the effort. Please let me know when this article is finished, I’m interested in the verdict.

  • Wendy Parker

    The article was intended to give a very brief and broad description of organics and allow the reader to make their own informed choice. (Hence the title, “Organic or Not?”) Also, it states very clearly that WalMart and Kroger both offer organic choices – WalMart being fairly accessible to most truckers on the road. In the interest of brevity, the points you made have been left for the reader to determine for his/ herself.