America's appetite for all-natural, organic food has grown at the remarkable rate of over 20% annually for the past 10 years. This makes organic agriculture—farming and processing food without the use of synthetic chemicals, such as synthetic pesticides and many inorganic fertilizers—the fastest growing sector of America's agricultural economy. Contrast that to the scarcity of organic items to be found 20 years ago … and those only in specialty shops. Today, organic selections are as easy to find in conventional supermarkets and mainstream stores as in natural food stores.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)