Organics

Local and organic logos influence women more than men, study suggests

Local and organic logos influence women more than men, study suggests

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Local and organic certification labels may increase the likelihood that women will purchase a product, as well as their willingness to pay a premium – but men are less likely to be influenced by logos, according to a study published in HortScience.

Growing organic market prompts new USDA research grants

Growing organic market prompts new USDA research grants

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded 23 new grants to organic agriculture research projects as part of its National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), in response to increased adoption of organic practices.

Organic market growth still outpaces conventional

Organic market growth still outpaces conventional

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

US sales of organic foods and beverages continued to outpace conventional grocery sales in 2010, with the market growing 8.5 percent to reach $23.2bn at retail, according to a new report from Packaged Facts.

Building consumer awareness about GM foods

Building consumer awareness about GM foods

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The non-GMO symbol is a useful reference point for consumers, many of whom still have gaps in their knowledge of genetically modified (GM) foods, according to natural and organic food companies.

Study reveals the ‘health halo’ of organic foods

Study reveals the ‘health halo’ of organic foods

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Consumers may consider organic cookies, yogurt and potato chips to be tastier, healthier and lower in calories because they carry an organic label, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Cornell.

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