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Natural and Organic Foods and Beverages in the U.S. (4th Edition)

By: Organic Assistant Staff, January 7, 2015
U.S. retail sales of natural and organic foods and beverages rose 5.5% to nearly $53.5 billion in 2014, 53% higher than sales five years earlier, with the organic foods sector leaping ahead 12.5% in 2014. Amid this rapid growth, the marketplace is changing rapidly, with new plays by traditional retailers… MORE

National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List)

By: Organic Assistant Staff, January 6, 2015
A final rule has been published to amend the U. S. Department of Agriculture's National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List). These are based on recommendations from the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). In addition of one substance will be added to the National List,… MORE

Parents Choose Organic Products Regardless of Price

By: Organic Assistant Staff, January 5, 2015
The Organic Trade Associated surveyed more than 1,200 households in their US Families Organic Attitudes & Beliefs Tracking Study in 2014. The study showed that 47% of participates stated that their grocery shopping carts contained more than half of the products to be organic. And 10% of participates… MORE

Nutritional Benefits of Organic

By: Organic Assistant Staff, January 5, 2015
A study conducted out of the United Kingdom conclusions confirm what we already know. Organic especially certified organic products do have positive health benefits.  Organic crops and food resulting from organic growth have an increased nutritional value over non-organic products. A few examples… MORE

Organic Farming Supports Healthy Soil

By: Organic Assistant Staff, January 3, 2015
The Organic Center held a meeting in the fall of 2014 to discuss the early findings of a Harvard, Northeastern research project. The Organic Center board members are committed to problem solving the entire organic value chain from the farmer to the consumer. The research study was researching the impacts… MORE
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