There's lots of bad news for organic producers these days, but we love all this good news in this infographic developed by the Organic Trade Association. Click the image to visit the OTA site and see the large graphic.
The organic industry is growing. More individuals and families demand organic foods, organic products and organic services. This proves that organic is not just some expensive elitist Whole Foods product, it is a personal nutrition and health choice to which everyone deserves access. I especially liked the statistic that 94% of organic operations are retaining all their employees or planning to hire more in 2012, and that the organic industry is creating jobs at 4 times the national average. Organic is not just beneficial for environmentalists and health-conscious consumers, it can be beneficial for our economy!