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10 Organic Farming Trends that Can Make Your Life Better

Healthier food, cleaner water, fewer chemicals…your food choices can protect you and the planet from all sorts of threats.

By Leah Zerbe

tags: ORGANIC FARMING



RODALE NEWS, EMMAUS, PA—Despite a stagnant economy, consumers are saying "Yes!" to organic more than ever. In fact, a recent Organic Trade Association report found that compared to last year, 41 percent more people are opting for organic rather than chemical food, even in this cash-strapped economy. But why? Part of the reason is that the health issues related to cheap food produced in antibiotic-ridden dairies and on antibiotic-loaded factory farms, as well as pesticide-laced produce, have captured the attention of mainstream consumers. Given the fact that these chemicals are linked to cancer, hormone-disruption, diabetes, ADHD, and obesity, it's no wonder more people are looking to organic food similar to that grown by ancestors before the chemical revolution.

Last December, Compass Natural, an organic trends tracking firm, listed these top organic trends:

Top Trends in Sustainable Agriculture

1: Budgeting for Organic

2. Concern over Chemicals

3. Seeking Sustainable Packaging

4. Digging In to Organic Gardening and Urban Agriculture

5. Betting on Slow Money

6. Standing up for Animal Rights

7. Rejecting GMOs

8. Young Organic Farmers

9. Looking for Local and Fair Trade

10. Understanding the True Cost of Food

Published on: December 16, 2010
Updated on: November 23, 2011



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