by: David Gutierrez, staff writer
(NaturalNews) Consumer demand for organic foods has surged to such a degree that farmers can’t grow enough to keep up with it.“When you look at the percentage of the marketplace, what consumers are buying versus what farmers are producing, farmers aren’t producing as much organic as consumers are consuming,” said Alexis-Badden Mayer of the Organic Consumers Association.
Between 2014 and 2015, the amount consumers spent on packaged organic foods climbed from $12.8 billion to $13.4 billion. Yet, the proportion of U.S. cropland dedicated to organic production is still just 1 percent.
This means that producers of pack….