The market for organic products is growing at a much faster pace than the rest of the food industry, according to the results of a recent study. A release from market-research publisher Packaged Facts indicates that U.S. sales of organic foods and beverages will be worth $32.3 billion by 2009. The research report titles "The U.S. Market for Organic Foods and Beverages," says the organic industry has experienced an annual growth rate between 17 and 22 percent over the past few years, compared to 2 to 3 percent growth in the conventional food industry. Mass-marketing of organic foods in supermarkets and the entry of mainstream food companies into the organic market account for much of the growth. For more information, follow this link.

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