– Organic food sales in the United States grew by nearly $6 billion last year, an all-time high, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The increase in sales comes as a result of a number of new initiatives, including the Organic Food Greenvale program, launched by the U,S.
Department of Agriculture (USDA) in May, which aims to boost organic food sales by reducing the number of processed foods and ingredients that go into organic foods.
The program has a number other benefits, including reducing the need for additional marketing by allowing consumers to select products from a variety of suppliers, such as farm-fresh ingredients.
In addition, the program helps to reduce the number and cost of unnecessary processing.
According to the USDA, organic food sells for about $3 billion in total sales annually, up from $2.4 billion in 2015.
The increase comes after years of stagnant organic sales, which saw organic food prices spike by an average of 5.3 per cent per year between 2015 and 2020.
The USDA estimates that organic food has an average shelf life of about six months.
“It’s great to see organic food continues to grow and expand as we continue to embrace more environmentally-friendly practices, which will make our food safer and healthier,” said Karen Wieck, senior director for nutrition and health policy at the USDA.
According the USDA’s Organic Food and Agriculture Marketing program, organic foods have more than 30,000 ingredients, ranging from fruits and vegetables to fruits and dairy.
The program has been a boon for the organic sector, with organic companies making up more than 60 per cent of the market for produce.
The number of organic foods sold in the U., which is $2 trillion, has more than tripled in the last decade.
The growth is due in part to the organic food program, which has brought organic food to market faster than ever.
According a USDA study, organic farmers saw sales increase by 4.4 per cent annually from 2015 to 2020.
The USDA estimates organic food accounts for more than $5.5 billion in annual sales.
The greenvale initiative will be launched in six states, with Oregon leading the way with organic sales increasing by 20 per cent from 2015.
Oregon, where the program is currently in operation, had the highest organic sales increase from 2015-2020, while other states like Connecticut, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont also saw organic sales rise.
Wieck said organic farmers in Oregon are working with the USDA to increase the amount of fruits and veggies available for sale on organic farms.
“Our growers are very excited to see what they can do to increase their organic food supply and the overall greenvale economy,” Wiekeck said.