Perhaps you remember a time not too far in our collective grocery-shopping past when regular grocery stores chains and places like Walmart had no idea what organic food was. Organic milk? Bread? Produce? They didn’t carry it. You had to find an obscure health food store or a farmer’s market if you didn’t live near a Whole Foods to find non-GMO, healthful food that wasn’t full of pesticides. But thankfully, consumers are demanding different products now. Demand for organic food has busted through its glass ceiling.
You can attribute this change in market demand to education. You can attribute it to the mass awakening happening around the planet. But either way, you can’t argue with the numbers. Eating organic is no longer ‘fringe’ or something done solely by health-nuts and athletes, hippies, and paranoids. In fact, consumer demand for organic food is seeing double digit growth year over year, and it doesn’t show signs of stopping.
Over 20,000 stores now offer organic food products. A report has shown that in 2012, more than $28.4 million was spent on healthful organic food, and that number has grown since the report published such findings. According to Nutrition Business Journal, organic food sales will reach a startling $35 billion this year. For those of us who don’t take our health for granted, this is just the beginning of a food revolution.
We’re eating better in every category of food, too, not just organic apple and oranges. People are boycotting toxic food-producing companies faster than you can say ‘lawsuit’ as they realize we’ve been lied to. People now know that something made in vats with chemical additives or spliced and diced with GMOs is anything but ‘natural.’
We are turning away from companies like Kellogg’s and Pepsi-Co, Coca-Cola, and Kraft to companies that we can actually trust – companies that don’t sell us non-food and call it food.
Or how about putting harmful additives used to make yoga mats in bread, as Subway once did before individuals pressured them to remove azodicarbonamide from their food? We just won’t sit silent anymore. Even beer companies are feeling the pressure to not only disclose toxic ingredients, but to change their ways, and stop using them.
While fresh fruits and vegetables leading the way in organics for the past three decades, and accounting for 43% of U.S. organic food sales in 2012, dairy, bread, packaged foods, snack foods, meat, poultry, seafood, and even condiments are seeing an up-turn in organic sales.
For now, individuals are purchasing their organic foods primarily through conventional and natural food supermarkets and chains, according to the Organic Trade Association (OTA), but this is also changing as more people turn to food co-ops and even neighbors for fresh, organic food.
We’ve come a long way since the organic food movement’s beginnings. Yes, our grandparents and great-grandparents just grew… food. They didn’t even call it organic, though they often didn’t use pesticides or herbicides, and certainly not petroleum-based or chemical fertilizers.
The modern organic movement began at the same time as industrialized agriculture. It began in Europe around the 1920s, when a group of farmers and consumers sought alternatives to the industrialization of agriculture. In Britain, the organic movement had gathered pace in the 1940’s. Today, people around the world, from the US to Bhutan, are asking for, and even growing organic food.
Indeed, growing our own food is becoming an absolutely essential part of our collective future.
In the same way that petrochemical companies don’t want to see the impending evolution of solar and wind power, Big Ag doesn’t want to accept what is happening with our food consciousness. We know better now, and so we ask for better. Our wallets are truly determining the future food landscape.
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That just goes to show you some people have more money than sense. Paying more for exactly the same food.
What a totally ignorant post. Enjoy your gmo’s, troll.
Don’t worry I do enjoy them along with billions of others each day.
We aren’t worried. You have a job to do and at least you are employed.
Self employed actually, helping to feed the world.
Do you smoke as well? remember when Big Tabaco convinced all that Cigarettes were safe! Just sayin!
Never took up the habit. But did you see the study recently that cancer happens by mere chance? This would certainly explain why some non smokers get lung disease and why some heavy smokers never do. Maybe, just maybe the big tobacco companies are correct. You never know.
The food is NOT exactly the same. Organic food has not been adulterated by DNA from some other creature, pesticide or virus. Organic food has not been sprayed with any chemicals & the soil it grows in is teaming with life (yes, soil is alive, or at least it should be), unlike gmos or conventional crops that are grown in dead soil from all the pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, etc.
It is also proven that organic farming DOES yield more per acre than conventional & gmo.
It is also proven that organic has more nutritional value than conventional & gmo, because plants get their nutrients from soil & if the soil is dead, it isn’t able to take up any nutrients, so basically what you end up with is fill, not food.
There is a huge difference between filling & feeding your body.
It has been proven time and again there is no added value to organic. Your statement on yield shows how little you actually know about farming.
gmo Roberts is a paid for muppet food grown with artificial pesticides and fertilizers is lucky to have 5 minerals. organic food has up to 65. most illnesses are caused by mineral deficiency. why do you have to suit up to spray veg with pesticides? maybe cause its poison. gmo Roberts why are you on this site wasting your time on stuff you don’t believe in. sad waste of time mate.
Suit up? Sorry, I know what the rules say, but been in this business my whole life and have never seen anyone in a suit.
Oh, so your brainwashed! Got it now! …..thanks..
Brainwashed? No that would be you, by listening to social media and never actually seeing a farm. I have experienced farming first hand for decades and seen the good and the bad. This way of life did just fine without treehuggers like you.
If you really knew anything about “real ” farming you would know how poor the crop yield is becoming with gmo’s. Oh, that’s right monsatan will save your world.
Sorry, but two straight years with record crop yields, and you call them poor? What world do you live in?
Gmobob, just wait for a couple more years and the results will be stunning! You will be surprised to witness what happens to your crops and your family’s health. Don’t believe me, just make sure that you have all of your big crop money set aside for the collapse of your soils. Also make sure you have plenty of money set aside for your medical bills.
This soil has been farmed for generations, but no you claim doomsday, right after the sky falls and the zombies attack. It must be sad to live your life as a scared little child.
The soil most likely was great until you bought into the lies of monsatan ! The manure that you spread no longer smells like rich soil but a toxic waste dump ! Nice going dad! My life is rich as my land. I worry not because I have eternal life with JESUS and you can too !
Record yields and soil tests better than ever. We do spread just a little manure, but mainly commercial fertilizer and have for decades. Long before Monsanto seeds. Thanks for the offer, but as most n the ag sector already have a church.
Your church won’t get you to heaven.
Well like a good little catholic I will tell you to go spread His word your way and I will go spread it His way.
The only problem here is that what you are spreading here stinks to high heaven due to the fecal content!
I can’t help that you think the truth stinks. Maybe if you actually try it then you can learn to quit the baseless lies.
Your comment was two years ago and still waiting! Yields are great and so is everyone’s health. More proof you are a moron.
Your post makes you sound very uninformed. It’s definitely not the same food. If you posted that just because you were hired to… people who know the truth about GMO and altered foods/additives will read your post with disgust and immediately know you’re a liar. Now if you’re just ignorant, now would be the time to shutup and do some research as quickly as possible. In the Interim, go order your McDonald’s $2.99 meal while I bite into my organic nonGMO sandwich.
Thanks for confirming how stupid organic people are. You think gmos only mean McDonalds. My family eats locally raised gmo fed beef and pork as well as local gmo sweet corn. I will put it up against anything you could ever offer.
I’d put money that your family dies from very strange cancers due to your ingestion of unknown dna’s. Can you say Lab Rat ?
Who knows what any of our futures hold, but I’d bet on the heart attack instead.
Ok, I can agree with you on that when you realize what you’ve done to your family!
Placed good nutritious food in front of them and taught them how to help feed the world.
Then your family is probably obese with high blood pressure. I eat organic pastured grass fed meats and vegetables. And I am sooooooo healthy! My dog doesn’t even eat GMOs. We are thriving and have no need for doctors BECAUSE when you put healthful fuel into your body, it becomes wonderfully healthy. Do you have type two diabetes? Just going organic can heal you.
Thanks for assuming I need fixing, but hate to tell you I’m doing great along with my family. Of course we eat our gmo corn fed beef, because we like flavor and beef that isn’t five years old, with our roundup ready sweet corn. Personally I’m glad you can afford the outrageous prices for organic, because those farmers need to make a living too.
Are you related to Oral Roberts by any chance?
To closer to Mr. Roberts from the movie.
Oh I see, your like Hugh Grant and don’t see any difference between yourself and a Bonobo Chimp.
Your going to give Ronald McDonald a run for his job.
Lol, you must really like McDonalds since you have wet dreams about Ronald
ROTFLMFAO OK Cerebral Leprechaun, what ever you say. Your the genius.
I can see how someone with your limited intelligence would consider me a genius.
LOL Yeah, and your another typical Ivy League douche bag. Hope and Change on hemorroids!
Sorry, Midwest here. Purdue grad actually. Thanks for trying to stero type though. I understand how someone like you with low intelligence would think the majority of the population would have super iqs.
Purdue aye. You know Dr. Don Huber?
He and several other Drs. were discussing
a paper I was co-author on a couple months ago.
Well I doubt you do.
I’m sure he would have failed you.
Если дерьмо были мозги, что вы бы поистинегений. Я бы не хвастаться Пердью либо. Ваше клевета проваливай не того человека . В мои годы жизни , я нашел людей, которые похвастаться о том, как они умные думают, что они , как правило, доказать обратное . Как вы сделали. До Свидания!
You mean the same Huber that his colleagues released a statement saying that he is a kook?
Knowing a little bit about his colleagues, I can only hope that he takes such a “statement” as a compliment! He is a voice of reason in the GMO drenched Central Valley.
He claims mystical creatures that neither he or anyone else has ever been able to find in either a lab or in nature. Why? Because they don’t exist. He is an old man trying to attract attention and you worship him, because you can’t see the truth.
And you, sir, need to eat better!
I have friends who could cook you up a great organic dinner that you would greatly enjoy and would never forget. I wish I could confidently say the same for myself; I’m not too good in the kitchen.
I eat just fine thank you. A freezer full of gmo fed beef, pork and lamb. As well as an ample supply of frozen locally grown roundup sweet corn. We purchase other non organic fruits and vegetables locally in the summer from the store now. We try to keep fast food to a minimum. So thank you but I can guarantee that I will never knowing eat anything organic, even if it is free.
Oh, GMO Roberts even the FDA doesn’t consider GMOs to be substantially equivalent anymore.
Sorry, but if they didn’t they would require labels. Maybe if you look real hard one day you will open your eyes to the decades of evidence.
The question is blowing in the wind………global genetic contaminants have been deployed
Non GMO activists keep your local ordinances petitioned for GMO Free Agricultural Zones and support local organic farmers markets.
Do you have any stock advise, so I can do the complete opposite of whatever you suggest.
Sure buy low sell high.
You are quite right. If we only do the opposite of what he says, we will do quite well.
And he is quite the shill.
I get harassed at work all the time about eating organic. I’ve tried to educate folks about food, explaining about gmos & all the chemicals that make up what the average person consumes, tying it to disease, etc.
Yesterday, one of my co-workers commented on my bag of organic corn chips. He told me I eat organic food because I’m living my life in fear.
I really couldn’t believe what he said, so I turned to him & said, would you drink a can of motor oil. He obviously said no. So, I said to him, then why are you eating all that crap that has been labeled food, because it’s basically full of the toxic waste from the oil industry.
He of course denied what I was saying, so I asked him to please explain to me where all the toxic waste from the oil industry has gone to, because as long as we’ve been using crude oil & the amount being used, one would expect to see large sites with tons of toxic waste all over the world & we don’t, because they “recycle” the waste & dispose of it everywhere, food, clothing, personal care products, home furnishings, etc.
He couldn’t give an answer won’t even think about it.
I told him, I’m not living in fear, I am avoiding disease, to which he replies, I’m perfectly healthy.
I’m a 52 year old woman & he is a 45 year old man. He smokes like a train, drinks beer every night to the point of being sloshed, puts salt on each bite he takes of any food, has a pot belly & no muscle to speak of. I can lift more weight than he can, yet he is in perfect health.
Just another zombie with his head buried in the sand.
really? crude oil toxic waist in “food”? OK i know conspiracy theory’s are all around us again but this one takes the cake. I eat natural and organic whenever i can but don’t buy into big government and big business conspiring against an entire nation and today’s day ALL the nations of the world. You really believe that and based on what facts? Real facts not blogs of kooks who say stuff with no backing whats so ever.
Ah another schill for agrochemical. Try organic and your health will improve imeadiately.
A schill, not at all, I do eat organic and low FODMAP and my IBS is not “cured” i just don’t believe or put any validity in mass conspiracy or outrageous claims not backed in fact.
Yes theories, thank you.
Keep eating organic. You will be healthier. Don’t listen to the naysayers.
I might add stay away from all processed, convenient food! Don’t drink sodas – beer is probably healthier than Coke and stay away from American style wine. We drink only French and yes there is a big difference. American style made wine gives you kidney problems.
That’s all true Pravda01. If you do drink beer, the darker the better because it’s closer to food. A great wine, it is American but it is organic, sulfite-free and delicious is Our Daily Red. It’s very reasonable at $8.95/bottle.
He will have (or maybe is already having) a lot of health problems and believe the industry’s lie that it’s just from age and you can’t do anything about it.
Although I was already eating fairly well and enjoying the health and strength of someone 25 years younger, I did have a knee problem that has plagued me for decades, stemming from a string of minor accidents starting in childhood. Even at age nine I could tell something in there wasn’t right. But I further cleaned up my diet a few months ago, and one nice effect is that my knee has truly begun to heal. A doctor would say diet really has nothing to do with it and knees just wear out; but last week I was able to start jogging again for the first time in many years.
It sure seems that way. I see the same with my conservative friends: they think corporate thoughts, other people’s thoughts, not their own thoughts. Independent, critical, courageous thinking appears to be far beyond them because they are perhaps afraid to be themselves.
Ralph Waldo Emerson would have a few tough words with such folks!
Keep up the good work! You might yet win them over.
When I want to eat I want food and not some high profit garbage being sold to make us sick and kill us off. As soon as I tuned out all mainstream “advice” about foods and health and went with my instinct I started to feel better and I have not had any health issues for a few years. I will never go back to the trough for my food.
Monsanto is a monster with tiers to pharma and other nefarious outfits. They have never made anythig good for anyone in their history, look it up.
Genetically modifying food is an outright attempt to kill off the people, there is no other explanation that can stand up to scrutiny.
Even Monsanto’s employees refuse to eat GMO food in the company’s cafeteria.
They serve only organic food in their cafeteria
That’s what I meant. So it’s fine for their employees, but not for the rest of us. I wonder how many people they will lose eating caf lunches when there is no more organic food because it’s all been poisoned?
Billions consume gmos daily and the population keeps going up, but no you think the opposite? What a dope.
Do you work for Monsanto?
No, don’t even like them really.
Nobody seems to like them so you’re in good company.
I just read about this in an e-book. Gmo Roberts, do you work for the pr firm Ketchum? I understand they have a whole department that sits in front of their computers being paid to post false information and insult people. The population may be going up but so are the many diseases attributed to GMOs and the pesticides they are doused with. Besides organic tastes better and is proven to be more nutritious.
First of all sorry, never heard of your pr firm. I could always use more income, especially if it is this easy. Secondly disease from gmos can only go up because they are at zero right now and holding. Secondly, I believe it was Stanford University that released the study showing zero benefit to organic. As for taste that is your opinion, I’ll never know since I’m not going to waste my money paying extra with zero benefit.
I can’t believe that you making a false statement about organic food is a zero benefit! It doesn’t take rocket science to figure it out that these organic foods is safe and healthier than GMO foods.
Your right I should have said zero benefit over gmos, not zero at all. By the way your statement is unproven, mine was confirmed by Stanford university.
We grow our own fruit and veggies and yes there is a big big difference not only in taste. Tomatoes home grown have flavors and benefits – tomatoes bought in stores have no flavor but all the herbicides/pesticides included one could think of.
I will give you the ones on the tomatoes, grow my own myself. They do taste great and grow good with the commercial fertilizer and started producing even better with the fungicide.
OH OK GMO Roberts… you just keep eating your GMO food… your mental health has clearly been affected.
The Chinese are refusing GMO shipments, what does that tell you? Europe is refusing GMO shipments. Nobody wants your GMO and why you are eating that crap in USA.
China is the largest importer of American gmo soybeans and the EU is the worlds’ largest importer of gmo corn so please quit your lies.
Gmotroll, stop the lies! You know that the EU is trying not to import ANY gmo’s ! China who is a major importer of corn at times doesn’t even want GMOS ! The only people who want GMOS are the same people who own your decrepit soul !
My facts are easy to confirm, feel free to look them up. China doesn’t import very much corn at all. If you are talking about what the rejected it was a corn by product called distillers grain. Even then it wasn’t because of gmos it was because they hadn’t yet approved that particular one. Which I believe they now have, either way they did start accepting shipments of DDGs again. What they do import is soybeans in unbelievable amounts and yes they are gmos. So before complaining actually do a little checking and see where our exports actually go.
I notice you sidestep the EU question totally. You also must have much easier information from your handlers than most!
Not sidestepping, that is a fact that you need to check out. They are the world’s largest importer of gmo corn. They use it for livestock feed. That meat then goes to the store WITHOUT a gmo label. Why don’t you actually confirm this and get back with me instead of whining. Notice you haven’t replied about China, so you must have confirmed what I said. Now we know who is spreading lies.
I feel sorry for you that you can only continue to push your chemical diet on the world. To much Jetsons for you small fry. As far as China is concerned they are still refusing GMOS because I guess they are smarter than we, certainly more than you!
Can you not comprehend? China is the worlds largest importer of gmo soybeans and they also import a rather large amount of gmo corn by products from the US as well. This is a very well known fact that really isn’t in dispute except for you.
Facts??? How about quoting some “facts” from very very smart scientists and doctors that have found GMO’s to be extremely harmful. Look up Harvard Studies!
And Monsanto is leading the way in those countries producing their Frankenstein food in those regions
The names may be different but the company behind them is the same, just like a vampire standing behind that particular brand name.
The population may be going up BUT never has been unhealthier. Healthcare and big pharma are multi billion dollar industries and they have the majority of the “growing” population fat sick and on meds!! Just because you are not DEAD doesn’t mean you are healthy.
As overcrowding increases health always goes down. Combine that with bad diets (no not gmo diets) and lack of exercise and the problem speeds up. It must be nice to blame everything on gmos. If they do go away what will you blame next? What a whiner.
Bad diets ARE GMO’S genius!!!
You see that is the narrow minded thinking that is causing trouble. Fast food was here before gmos and if they would leave the fast food would still be here and would still be just as unhealthy. You can’t be so blind as to believe gmos are to blame for everything.
Fast Food IS GENETICALLY MODIFIED and processed with nothing but CHEMICALS!!! Loaded with High Fructose Corn Syrup (THANK YOU MONSANTO FOR HFC) It is NOT even food. It is created from a lab with chemicals and synthetics. When Fast Food first originated on the scene it was actually real food until the bio tech firms started creating their frankenfood. Wake Up GMO Roberts. almost EVERYTHING in your grocery store aisles are genetically modified. Why don’t you start reading the ingredients on the “food” you eat.
God your dumb. It isn’t the gmos that have made anything bad. fast food would still exist and would still be just as bad for you. The call it high fructose corn syrup because it is made from corn. It can be made from gmos, but it does have to be stupid. So if you take away gmos, surprise it will still exist, and surprise it will still be bad for you. Furthermore, I contend that EVERYTHING in the grocery store has been modified. Man has been modifying food for the last ten thousand years.
You’re hopeless and you’re side is going to lose the fight. But hey, you keep eating your GMO’s while the rest of us choose REAL healthy food and live a long healthy life physically and mentally. Good luck to ya!
Lose? GMOs are just getting started. Everyday that goes by without issues just makes you look dumber and dumber. Your scare tactics can only work for so long. I really do feel sorry for you going through life scared of progress. It must be sad to be you.
Oh GMO Roberts, let me assure you with absolute certainty that I have no fear of progress my dear or fear of the GMO movement because I know, with again, absolute certainty that the planet and the people will prevail over the mad scientists. Mother nature will not allow this to happen for much longer my friend so get on board. Come on over from the dark side. We’ll never turn anyone away and would be more than happy to enlighten you. 🙂
A million thumbs up on your comment! I did the same, unplugged from the mainstream “advice” and followed my instincts and re-taught myself how to eat by these awesome groups and websites online. I have NEVER felt better and any ailment I had prior to hitting my “reset” button on what I eat is completely gone! I feel 20 years younger and that is not an exaggeration.
Congratulations! Good work!
Anti-Semite! Anti-Semite!! Anti-Semite!!!
Oh, whoops… wrong article.
(you’re still a anti-Semite)
Yeah, those who don’t gobble down Jewish made food poison shall be called anti Semite. Ha, ha – did you know the Semites are Arabs? Thought Americans hate Arabs.
And satire is Persian..
Whaat? are you telling me people don’t want to eat POISON?? how dare they avoid our poison! Pass a law and make them eat our poison!!!
I want my food as pure as the PU$$Y I ate in the early 70’s.
Eat local, even if it gets a little bit boring. Processed food and especial Kraft produce is disgusting and poisonous.
In addition of the residues we have in food and are resposible of numerous diseases, Monsanto products are killing bees and this has a serious impact in our ecosystem
Remember Monsanto is I.G Farben and the USDA work for them. Anything Organic with the USDA logo is POOR quality 70/30 organic. The latter being the organic portion. Don’t think for a second that you won’t get your poisons. Look at all the shareholders in Monster-anto and you will see the eugenics masters at the helm.
The only way we can beat Monsanto chemical is to ban together and purchase as much non-GMO’S as possible
Now the government is trying to make us out as a psychological disorder
WELL INFORMED IS IMPORTANT ABOUT THE ORGANIC FOOD . EAT WELL EAR FIBER , DRESS RIGHT DRESS ORGANIC AND NATURAL DYED !
The petrochemical companies are the ones that should be taxed for producing harmful chemicals that cause illness and kill essential nutrients. They are the ones causing more pollution in the earth and in our bodies.
Thank you again, Christina!
My family can’t afford to organic foods. With limited resources we have to stretch our money, and make the best choices. Shop @ farmer market during summer and rely on supermarket in winter months. We can’t afford $2.99/lb for organic apples when non-organic apples are .79/lb. I wish the organic industry would price compare and reduce prices. Wish we could afford organic but food is a necessity not a luxury.
Score. 😉 Mel at catesgarden
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First of all if every food company that does not use GMO’s puts “NON GMO” on their package then we won’t have to fight with Monsanto, etc. Also, if GMO’S are stopped (just saying) then eventually nature would get back to normal….it may take some time but they can’t last forever without their magic witchcraft.
So, GMO food can be organic right? In fact, isn’t it easier to go organic if you have crops that are resistant to pests to begin with. “Organic” is not “GMO” and “GMO” is not “organic”. I would be willing to bet that the Organic food you are buying has gone through one form of Genetic Modification or another. This article is just lumping problems together without understanding or defining the differences. This makes consumers misinformed about the issues.
Monsanto bought Whole Foods so how can you support them???
“A report has shown that in 2012, more than $28.4 million was spent on healthful organic food, and that number has grown since the report published such findings. According to Nutrition Business Journal, organic food sales will reach a startling $35 billion this year.”
it’s not 28 millions, it’s probably 28 BILLIONS. I found that in 2014 the growth was 11%. So it obviously didn’t multiply ten fold between 2012 and 2015.
That imprecision makes your whole article less valuable, especially since it’s centered on this very growth and that this statistic is the core of your article.
(I’m also against Monsanto by the way.)
Comming from a backround that has farms and is about farms. I hope all of you understand that pesticides are still used on organic crops.