Organic food is different from conventionally grown food because Organic food is either grown under a natural agriculture system, without synthetic fertilizers or processed products made from organically produced raw materials. The rise in popularity of these products has essentially resulted from growing health concerns among consumers and increasing awareness about the health benefits of organic food.
The Full Picture
While according to Market Research, it is estimated Global Organic Food and Beverages Market will reach USD 323.56 Billion by 2024, a recently published research report, “Global Organic Food Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2020”, projects to register a CAGR of over 16per cent during 2015 – 2020 of the global organic food market.
According to some market research, bifurcating the trend region-wise, North America holds approximately 40per cent of the global market revenue share. It dominates the organic food market with the highest CAGR. The reasons attributed to high growth in the use of organic products in the region are increasing health consciousness instead of increasing health issues such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, etc.
Europe is the second-largest consumer of organic produce and accounts for over 33per cent of the total revenue share globally. This development in Europe is foreseen because of the change in the populace’s outlook towards an inclination toward a solid way of life and the rising mindfulness about the medical advantages of organic food. The expanded availability of organic products in retail outlets makes it increasingly advantageous for buyers to buy them.
Trends in the Asia Pacific
Asia Pacific displays a fast increment in CAGR, attributable to the changing ways of life and increment in customer discretionary cashflow. Expanding mindfulness about the medical advantages of organic food combined with the headway in organic cultivating procedures are foreseen to drive the interest for natural nourishment and drinks in the locale over the gauge time frame. The Asian market has a significant amount of imports of processed organic food and beverages from the developed countries of Europe and North America. The industrialized and developed countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Korea are major markets for organic foods and beverages. There is also an increase in demand for the products in developing countries like India and China due to awareness of organic food and beverage benefits.
Other Parts of the World
The Middle East and Africa, and Latin America are relied upon to observe a fast development. The fast adaption of western culture and increment in mindfulness about organic food is relied upon to increase organic food demand.
Organic food items gain popularity for pretty straightforward reasons, i.e., GMO-free content, nutrient richness, zero growth hormones, zero antibiotics, fewer pesticides, improved freshness levels, and better environmental stability. With increased awareness amongst individuals, it is only a matter of time the organic products overpower almost all the conventional food items in our homes.
There is a growing demand in the western world for organic food. But do consumers always get what it says on the label? How can authenticity be verified?
Is organic food automatically healthier? Consumers are prepared to pay a significant premium for it. There are currently, however, no reliable tests for distinguishing organic from conventionally produced food. Farmers need to invest a great deal of time, energy, and money to qualify as producers of organic food.
There is no proof; however, that organic food actually contains fewer contaminants than conventionally farmed products. There is no such thing as pollution-free food, and there are currently no tests available for reliably distinguishing between organic and non-organic food. That opens doors for lucrative labeling fraud, which in turn explains why there are far more organic eggs on the market at Easter than at any other time of the year.
The statistics clearly suggest manipulation, but it is hard to obtain evidence due to the differences between the two production processes appearing to have little effect on the product’s quality. For instance, Irish dairy farmers are not allowed to label their milk “organic” because the pasture land where their herds spend more than 300 days a year is treated with mineral fertilizers. Because cows are themselves bioreactors, however, the milk they yield contains no trace of fertilizer. On average, conventional Irish milk contains more omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants than organic milk from Germany.
The reason is the fodder; German organic farms may use only concentrates and silage as supplementary feed to increase milk output, which negatively impacts the milk’s quality. This documentary looks at researchers studying potential ways of reliably distinguishing between organic and conventionally produced food. And that is no easy task. Nearly every foodstuff requires a specific test. But one thing is certain: organic farming makes a major contribution to human welfare – by helping to mitigate climate change, protect the groundwater, conserve nature and promote animal welfare.