Nutrition Business Journal

Organic is not immune to recessionary woes

U.S. consumer sales of organic foods and beverages expanded 12% to $21.1 billion in 2008, but industry growth has slowed considerably—proving that the industry is not recession-proof, as many once believed.


After more than a decade of solid double-digit growth, the U.S. organic industry suffered a rude awakening in 2008. Although U.S. consumer sales of organic foods and beverages grew a respec

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