U.S. Farmers Can’t Keep Up With America’s Appetite for Organic Food

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(via: Scientific American)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. farmers are having a hard time keeping up with Americans’ voracious appetite for organic foods, say industry leaders, who want federal officials to boost spending on crop research and market development.

Organic food sales grow by as much as 20 percent a year and were forecast for $16 billion during 2006, or nearly 3 percent of all U.S. food spending, the Organic Trade Association said at a pair of congressional hearings.

“In the United States, the buzz about organic has become a steady hum,” said Continue Reading / See Additional Photos

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