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International Facts and statistics about Organic Food
While organic food accounts for 1–2% of total food sales worldwide, the organic food market is growing rapidly, far ahead of the rest of the food industry, in both developed and developing nations.
World organic food sales were US $23 billion in 2002. Organic monitor
The world organic market has been growing by 20% a year since the early 1990s, with future growth estimates ranging from 10-50% annually depending on the country.
In the - United States - , organic food is federally regulated by the National Organic Program:
Organic products are now available in nearly 20,000 natural food stores and 73 % of conventional grocery stores, and account for approximately 1-2 % of total food sales in the U.S." — Feb 2003ERS USDA
Prepared Foods Two thirds of organic milk and cream and half of organic cheese and yogurt are sold through conventional supermarkets.
In the - European Union - , organic food is regulated by the EU-Eco-regulation
Germany:
Baby food is almost exclusively organic, and over 30% of bread baked in Munich is organic. From IFOAM facts
Italy: Existing legislation calls for all school lunches to be organic by 2005.
Austria: The government has created incentives so that within the next few years, 10 % of its food will comprise locally grown organic foods.
In - Cuba: - After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1990, the government converted the entire country to organic agriculture, and currently only organic agriculture is permitted by law.
Bananas and Plantains, Honduran Agricultural Research Foundation (FHIA). Banana Wars, by Joanna Blythman (The Observer, 13-Mar-2005)
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