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    Default Food Company Offers A Carrot To Farmers

    Tove Danovitch
    May 17 2016

    Kashi's new 'certified transitional' program promises to help growers earn premium prices more quickly as they move toward organic production.

    From the farmers market to Whole Foods to Walmart, it may seem like organic foods are everywhere these days. But behind the scenes, some food manufacturers are struggling to meet demand.
    Since the 1990s, consumer demand for organics has grown by double digits in most years, according to the USDA—amounting to more than $39 billion in sales in 2014. Yet it still represents only 4 percent of total food sales in the United States, and only about 1 percent of all farmland in the U.S. is used to grow organics. That means sometimes there just isn’t enough organic corn or soy or kale to go around.

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