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More Americans eating organic products.



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 the 2004 Whole Foods Market Organic Foods Trend Tracker survey, more than one-quarter of Americans polled (27%) are eating more organic products than just one year ago. Just two years after USDA USDA,
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 implemented the National Organic Standards and mandated clearer labeling of organic products, the survey also reveals that 54 percent more people have tried organic foods and beverages and nearly one in 10 use organic products regularly or several times per week than those surveyed last year.

The survey shows that consumers are buying organic products for a variety of reasons, with 58% of respondents In the context of marketing research, a representative sample drawn from a larger population of people from whom information is collected and used to develop or confirm marketing strategy.  saying they believe organic foods are better for the environment and 54% say for their health. Additionally, 57% believe buying and using organic products are better for supporting small and local farmers. About one-third of respondents believe organic products taste better, and 42% believe organic foods are better quality.

Despite wider variety throughout all aisles, produce still remains the number one category of organic food purchases, with 68% of the respondents who currently choose organic foods seeking fresh organic fruits and vegetables. Survey respondents are seeking other organic foods as well: bread or baked goods (26%), non-dairy beverages (26%), eggs (26%), dairy products dairy products dairy nplproduits laitier

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 such as soup or pasta While the only basic difference between these names is the shape of the pasta, each pasta is typically matched with a particular sauce based on cooking time, consistency, ability to hold sauce, ease of eating, etc.  (19%), meat (22%), frozen foods (18%), prepared foods or ready-to-go meals (14%) and baby food (7%).

The primary barrier to trying organic products is still price; 73% believe organics are too expensive. However, with the growth of the organic foods industry, prices are becoming more competitive as the availability and variety increase.
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Publication:Food & Drink Weekly
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Date:Oct 25, 2004
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