The Organic Consumer Alliance (OCA) has released an infographic on what it considers to be organic food.
The infographic is based on data from a database called the Organic Food Institute’s (OFI) Organic Food Index.
According to the OFI, “Organic food is food that was grown without artificial ingredients or chemical fertilizers, which are known to cause harmful environmental effects.
These include the damage to soil, water and biodiversity that results from the contamination of natural resources with organic matter, as well as the detrimental effects of these substances on the environment.”OFI, the organic food industry trade group, describes organic food as:Organic agriculture, which uses organic products to grow food, has traditionally been a middle-class activity for farmers and consumers.
In 2015, organic farming accounted for approximately one-third of the U.S. economy.
But, organic food has grown increasingly popular as more and more Americans move to eat it.
According to the USDA, organic produce and foods have grown more than three-quarters in the past decade, while the number of acres planted to produce organic food rose by almost 70 percent.
More than three million U.K. farms are organic, according to the UK Department of Agriculture, and more than 20 million are in the U, including farms in England, Ireland, Spain, Australia and New Zealand.
In 2014, organic certification for food was the most popular certification for consumers in the United States.
It was followed by organic food certification in California, Hawaii, Oregon, Minnesota, Vermont and Washington.
The American Association of Organic Food Producers and the American Organic Food Association each certify organic products.
According a statement from the OCA, the average amount of organic food consumed per capita is 2.5 pounds per year.
“As a result, the number one reason people are choosing organic food is that it is safe,” said Amanda McAlister, executive director of OCA.
“People are aware that organic food does not contain any harmful chemicals and that organic farmers produce the very highest-quality organic products that are safe for the environment,” McAlison said.
“The only thing that organic consumers are not aware of is that organic farming produces products that they can eat without putting our environment at risk,” McALison said, noting that organic foods are also produced in other countries and can be consumed anywhere.
The OFI says that organic crops produce more nutritious, less pesticide-tolerant crops that are more resistant to herbicides and are easier to grow.
Organic foods have a higher proportion of organic fruits and vegetables and less pesticide residue, the OFA said.
According the OCEF, there are more than 8.4 million organic products available in the marketplace, according the Organic Retailer Council of the United Kingdom.
The OFI has a list of the best-selling organic foods in the country.
In its report, the OCA said the most common organic foods for consumers include:OrganiGrow organic fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts, seeds and spices.
Organic honey and tea.
Organic milk and cheese.
OrganiCannabis and hemp.
Organigenator organic coffee, tea, olive oil, nut butter and olive oil.
OrganiciGrow certified dairy products, including organic dairy products from Organic Farmers of America, organic goat and sheep, organic chicken and lamb, organic eggs, organic beef, organic poultry, organic pork, organic sheep, and organic fish.
Organigrow certified organic dairy and eggs.
Organikin certified organic yogurt, almond milk and nut milk.
Organivare organic olive oil and soybean oil.OFA organic eggs and pork.OFI organic vegetables and fruit.OFT certified organic tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, onions and peppers.
Organics are growing in popularity because organic food can be easier to cook and more affordable than conventional foods.
A number of food manufacturers are starting to offer organic products as alternatives to conventional products, McAlian and McAlisters said.
OrganicaFoods.com, an online store that sells organic and non-organic products, is one of the leading sellers of organic products, according its website.
Organikex, a marketplace for buying and selling organic foods, has over 9,000 organic items on its site.
The site’s Organic section sells products that include organic food and ingredients from farmers markets, organic stores, organic farms, organic farmers markets and other organic businesses.