According to the United Kingdom’s the Soil Association, sales of organic food in the country grew by 7.1 percent to £2.09 billion ($3.38 billion). The association’s Organic Report, published in February, found organic now accounts for 1.5 percent of the total UK food and drink market.
The strong growth reflects recent findings from research group England Marketing that showed 39 percent of British shoppers bought organic food and drink regularly and 80 percent said they had some knowledge of organic food and how it was produced. Continue reading “UK sees dramatic boost in organic food sales in 2016”
One of the themes we will explore at The Real Food Chain is the relatively high cost of organic foods. We want to know how to get around this problem, how we can boost our health without having to spend too much money. In doing so we ask the very real questions: Why are organic foods more expensive? Why can’t people do their food shopping each week for no or little extra cost than a basket of sprayed veggies? What are the options to save money?
As anyone who has shopped will say, it is often the case that true organic food comes with a premium that pushes it out of the range of ordinary folk, no matter how much they want to improve their family’s diet. Shopping for the week’s meat, fruit and veggies would seem only be the preserve of the well-to-do unless you live on an organic farm. This may be overstating the point a bit but it contains a germ of truth! Continue reading “Tackling the cost of organic food”
Latest findings from leading market consultancy firm Allied Market Research has found that demand for organic food and beverages will reach $327.6 billion by 2022 — an increase by a factor of three over the 2015 market. Continue reading “Awareness and incomes driving spike in demand for world organic food”