Philippe van den Bossche, Impact Investor and Advocate of Sustainable Agriculture, Discusses 13% Increase in Organic Sales in 2012

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Impact investor and advocate of sustainable agriculture, Philippe van den Bossche, discusses the recent rise of organic sales, growing 13% in 2012.

Philippe van den Bossche discusses the increase in organic farming and organic food after sales rose 13% in 2012.

According to an August 13th, 2013 article published by Food Navigator, titled, “Sales of organic products rose 13% in the year to July 6 in the US retail market, says SPINS,” organic farming sales have been on the rise, with a 13% increase in sales in 2012. The highest growth was found in shelf-stable meats, poultry and seafood.

The article states that one of the biggest reasons why consumers are switching to organic foods is avoidance of chemicals. Hartman Group’s senior ethnographic analyst Amy Sousa says Americans, in particular, want to avoid harmful chemicals, like pesticides, artificial additives and growth hormones that are normally used in conventional farming practices. Because of this, the organic farming industry has generated more than $11.2 billion in sales.

With this increase in organic sales, the USDA has reported a sales growth of 18% in “100% certified organic farms.”

Philippe van den Bossche, an impact investor and advocate of sustainable agriculture, says, “People, now more than ever, are incorporating organic food into their everyday diets because it is a safer alternative to the food produced through conventional farming techniques. As more information highlighting the benefits of an all-organic diet is made available to consumers, the greater this trend will become. The continuous increase in organic farming has proven to be more than a fad, allowing the global community to live more healthy and sustainable lives.”

Philippe van den Bossche is an impact entrepreneur and investor and Chairman/ Owner of Advancing Eco Agriculture (AEA), a leading organic agricultural and horticultural consulting and manufacturing company located in Middlefield, Ohio. AEA provides consulting services and specialty nutritional products to farms throughout the United States and Canada. Mr. van den Bossche is an advocate for organic farming and agriculture.


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