Organic Industry Will Begin to Skyrocket, Says Advocate of Sustainable Agriculture

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In response to an article published by The Motley Fool, impact investor and advocate of sustainable agriculture, Philippe van den Bossche, discusses the current situation of the organic food industry and the future impact it will have on the global stage.

Philippe van den Bossche, an impact investor and advocate of sustainable agriculture, responds to an article published The Motley Fool on February 26th, highlighting how the organic industry has developed a strong baseline and its ready to conquer the food industry in the US and around the world.

On February 26th The Motley Fool published an article titled “5 Reasons to Buy Into the Organic Market,” discussing the growing trend of organic food consumption and how it eventually will generate an industry that will acquire the largest market share in food sales.

The article states that the main drivers of growth are the growing customer base, the enlarging global trend of organic consumption, the new Farm Bill’s positive impact on organic agriculture, an upward trend to buy locally, and naturally minded wholesale food giants. These factors add a huge growth potential to an already strong organic food industry. The following statistics further prove that the organic industry is on an upward trend:

  •     81% of US families are buying organic as they look to better their health.
  •     The trend is also growing strong in Europe, India, and Southeast Asia, where sales are going up and the countries’ legislatures are implementing organic-friendly regulations.
  •     Agricultural economist, Jim Barham, says that the organic industry has the potential to grow twice as much than ever before.
  •     Investors are advised to include organic-minded companies on their portfolios.

Philippe van den Bossche, an impact investor and advocate of sustainable agriculture, says that the current organic trend provides a bright future for the organic farming movement. “The consumer trend is significant,” says van den Bossche. “Now is an opportune time for those farmers who have been considering shifting from conventional to organic farming practices. Strong demand seems to be there.”

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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