Friday, July 07, 2006

Fears over health fuel 30% rise in sales of organic food

The Guardian

By James Meikle

The "healthy" image of organic food helped UK sales soar by 30% last year to nearly £1.6bn, a report by the Soil Association says today. The huge increase in sales followed the scare over the Sudan 1 food contaminant in processed foods, fears over obesity and good news about nutrients in organic milk.
But the massive rise in interest in organic produce - sales last year were three times greater than in 2004 - has also raised concerns that UK farmers cannot keep pace with the surge in demand.


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