In the U.S., organic farming accounts for 4% of total food sales, but 10% of fruit and vegetable sales. However, organic farmland has increased 2.5 fold since 1995.

May 29, 2015

"A niche industry in the huge food sector just a decade ago, consumer purchases of organic food first broke through the $30 billion mark in 2012 and now account for more than 4% of the $760 billion annual food sales in the United States. More telling, the growth rate of organic food sales, which has averaged almost 10% every year since 2010, has dwarfed the average annual growth of just over 3% in total food sales during that same period."

Source: "Organic Market Overview," Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, last updated April 7, 2014, accessed August 5, 2014, http://www.ers.usda.gov/topics/natural-resources-environment/organic-agr... “American appetite for organic products breaks through $35 billion mark,” PRNewswire, May 15, 2014, accessed April 14, 2015, http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/american-appetite-for-organic-pr...

Source: “Table 3. Certified organic and total U.S. acreage, selected crops and livestock, 1995–2011,” Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, last updated October 24, 2013, accessed August 5, 2014, http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/organic-production.aspx#.U-DpxPldVK1

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