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U.S. organic sales surpass $35.1 billion

U.S. sales of organic products jumped to $35.1 billion in 2013, up 11.5% from last year, and experienced the fastest growth rate in five years, according to OTA’s 2014 Organic Industry Survey. “Consumers are making the correlation between what we eat and our health, and that knowledge is spurring heightened consumer interest in organic products,” […]

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Certified organic retailing in practice

Under the National Organic Program (NOP) regulation, retail stores selling organic products are not required to undergo organic certification. However, many have opted become voluntarily certified. Certified retailers include national chains, neighborhood co-ops and independent stores. All retailers are required by law to follow NOP rules regulating the handling of organic products, whether chose to […]

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