New York, NY (PRWEB) January 11, 2014
Philippe van den Bossche, an impact investor and advocate of sustainable agriculture, responds to the December 16th article, published by FoodProductionDaily.com, that highlights the growth of the US organic food market.
According to article published by Food Production Daily, titled “Organic Food Marketing Growing Strong in US,” the United States has become the largest growth center for organic food in the global market. From 2002 to 2011, domestic production of organic foods has increased almost 240 percent, with the amount of US farms growing organic foods also rising to 18,000.
Karan Chechi, research director with market intelligence consultancy, TechSci, says that organic food products comprise a large share of the country’s food sales. “The organic food market contributed about 4 percent to the country’s overall food market in terms of revenue during 2010,” he states. “Furthermore, the retail organic food market is an emerging trend in the country.”
Philippe van den Bossche, an impact investor and advocate of sustainable agriculture, says these numbers can assure farmers who took the risk of transitioning from conventional to organic farming. “The growth and strength of the US organic food market is a positive sign for organic farmers,” he says. “Many farmers have taken a risk in transitioning over to organic farming. These numbers and upward growth should reassure those farmers in their decisions. I also hope that this will inspire other farmers to make the change to organic production as well.”
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.