Organic and natural foods have been on the rise in America for a number of years, bringing hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue for grocery stores around the country each year. It’s more than 15 percent of all grocery store sales, and it’s quickly growing.
Organic products are regulated by the USDA, meaning they have to stick to a strict set of rules to be considered organic. Many times, this means cutting out pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, and genetic modifiers from the process of growing or manufacturing the products.
But why are organic products so popular? There are a number of reasons that people from all around the world are turning to organic products instead of many of the most conventional products found in stores. Factors such as environmental concerns, health and safety concerns, GMOs, nutritional values and more are causing concerned citizens to turn to more organically grown and produced products.
FGmarket supports a large number of vendors who specialize in organic and natural products. It’s not just food vendors, either; we have vendors from all different industries who make organic products that are affordable, environmentally-conscious, and more desirable to many consumers.
If you want to know the pros of buying organic and supplying organic products to your customers, keep reading! We’ve got some helpful info that could convince you to go organic!
Free From GMOs
GMOs are genetically modified organisms, and for a lot of consumers, they are bad news. That’s because many people don’t trust the process by which these foods are engineered. GMOs are oftentimes untested and unlabeled, therefore making them dishonest toward consumers. But it’s hard to avoid GMOs in our food, as they make up more than 75 percent of all non-organic foods in the U.S. If a food or product is certified organic, it is prohibited from being made with GMOs. Consumers care about which foods are made with GMOs and which are non-GMO, and you should too!
Better For The Environment
Climate change and environmental damage have become an important topic in our day to day lives. Many consumers shop organic because of the more environmentally friendly methods used by organic farmers and manufacturers. Food and farming systems in North America cause between 35 – 50 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions released into the air. These gasses include CO2, methane, and nitrous oxide. But organic farming protects our environment and the natural climate of the Earth by reducing these gasses. Organic farms use far less fossil fuel and emit less methane and nitrous oxide. Chemical fertilizers, which number about 24 billion pounds used each year, also run the risk of polluting the soil and water supplies in many areas. Organic farming uses more natural fertilizers, such as different types of animal manure.
More Nutritious Foods
Although the ruling is still out whether or not organic foods are actually more nutritious for you, many people, including consumers, argue that they are much safer and healthier for you to eat. Because they are free from harmful chemicals, synthetic material, and artificial ingredients, they are seen as better for you than GMO products.
Consumers See It As Better For Them
Many consumers conclude that organic products are better for them just by seeing the name “organic” printed on the packaging. They see organic products as the healthier, safer, more environmentally conscious option for their families. And many times, that is what will push them over the barrier to finally purchasing organic products. Selling organic products gives your company an advantage of those companies who do not supply organic products to their customers. Buying organic is a lifestyle change, but it’s one that many families all across North America are adopting.
Humane Animal Treatment
Organic livestock farmers are required by law to treat animals with more care than their non-organic counterparts. They are prohibited from keeping livestock in intensive confinement areas and are barred from the cruel and unhealthy confinement of their animals. In addition, organic farmers oftentimes give their livestock natural feed options. I’m sure you’ve heard of grass-fed beef before, right? That’s an organic farming practice that keeps harmful artificial pollutants and steroids out of livestock. Many of the feeds given to livestock in North America consist of artificial ingredients, corn byproducts, and other unsavory additives.
Helps Smaller Farms
Organic foods and products overwhelmingly help out small farmers all across North America. These are farmers who don’t rely on giant fields of produce, or large machinery run by gigantic farming crews. They are hardworking people who wish to make a living the same as the bigger farms. Organic farming helps small farmers because they get a better price for their products from buyers. Many organic grocery stores and organic retail stores support local and small business farmers by selling their products directly through their store. This gives the farmers equal footing with many of the much larger farming businesses. FGmarket supports many small business vendors who buy their products from these small farmers. There are more than 2 billion small business farmers around the world, and shopping organic helps to support their businesses and livelihood.
If you’re looking for some of the best organic food and product vendors in the world, you have to check out FGmarket! Browse through our organic section today, and find all the organic products you need for your store.