Organic Growth Continues, Even Amidst Inflation

February 8, 2024 | Source: The Food Institute | by Kelly Beaton

Though the cost of many grocery items – like beef and poultry – continues to rise, organic items aren’t taking a hit. In fact, sales of organic food surpassed $60 billion last year, due in no small part to the post-pandemic emphasis on health and well-being.

“Consumers are more environmentally aware and health-conscious than ever, and organic food, as a byproduct of agricultural practices that holistically improve human and environmental health, is chief among the attributes shoppers look for when making better buying decisions,” Ricky Silver, the CEO of Daily Harvest, told The Food Institute.

“People generally understand that organic foods decrease exposure to pesticides, antibiotics, and hormones that may cause long-term health complications.”