Organic Food Demand

Global demand for organic foods is expected to grow by 46% over the coming five years despite the world economic crisis, according to an outlook from the United Nations Trade and Development Agency (UNCTAD).

UNCTAD say that although organic retailers are experiencing consumer resistance to paying more for organics, many consumers have weighed the higher cost of organic food against its benefits, and concluded that organic foods are worth the extra cost.

World sales from certified organic products are expected to reach $67 billion in 2012, up from $46 billion in 2007 and about $23 billion in 2002, they say.

Bloody hell, this has to be one of the most outrageous cases of talking bollox I've come across in many a year.

An organic dairy farmer I know has been so upset by the state of the market in this country recently that he became suicidal. He was so depressed I thought I'd do him a favour & pushed him in front of a steam train.

He was chuffed to bits.