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Report Finds Organic Food is Better for U.S. Jobs

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According to the Organic Trade Association (OTA), producing U.S. foods organically creates thousands more jobs than if that food were produced using dhemucal-intensive agricultural methods. The OTA report, “2010 Impacts of the U.S. Organic Foods Industry on the U.S. Economy,” shows the organic food industry generated more than 500,000 American jobs in 2010, and builds on data revealing the overall U.S. organic market in 2011 surpassed $31 billion for the first time. Beyond Pesticides continues to advocate through its Eating with a Conscience website for consumers to choose organic because of the environmental and health benefits to consumers, workers, and rural families. “This report sends a strong message that doing what’s good for the environment and what’s good for industry economics are not mutually exclusive,” said U.S. Representative Sam Farr (D-CA). “The organic food processing industry is creating jobs, stimulating our economy, and delivering the products that consumers increasingly demand. This report is only the latest testament on why supporting organic is a no-brainer.”

The report shows that for every $1 billion in retail sales of organic products, 21,000 more jobs were created throughout the economy. In addition, the use of organically produced ingredients resulted in the creation of 21 percent more jobs than would have been generated if the food industry had relied solely on conventional farms for its ingredients. The study compared labor and input use on a wide range of conventional and organic farms, and attributed the job-creation differences largely to greater labor intensity on organic farms, smaller farm size, the need for an organic certification industry, and reliance on smaller retail outlets.

http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=7327

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Creates more jobs and sends food prices through the roof.


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So a financially interested trade organization is telling us that we should buy their products because it's patriotic? This isn't politics or religion. This is spam.

Organic spam? You'd better patent that!


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Creates more jobs and sends food prices through the roof.

creates illegal immigrant jobs & sends funds outside of the country.

seriously, who do you think picks all that produce people buy @ trader joe's, whole foods, earth fare...etc?


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creates illegal immigrant jobs & sends funds outside of the country.

seriously, who do you think picks all that produce people buy @ trader joe's, whole foods, earth fare...etc?

as opposed to the produce sold at 'regular' grocery stores?

i know, we should all stop buying produce.. that'll show mexico!

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as opposed to the produce sold at 'regular' grocery stores?

i know, we should all stop buying produce.. that'll show mexico!

idk about your local supermarket. the ones around here sell a lot of imported produce. so if we quite buying it...we'll show all the workers in those countries. :)


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