by: Julie Wilson
Australia's organic sales are increasing at an astounding rate, averaging a growth of over 15 percent each year, according to the 2014 Australian Organic Market Report.
"Perrhaps consumers are also starting to join up some of the dots, realising that organic farming also provides positive envivvronmental [sic] benefits, can help sequester carbon in the soil -- thus potentially mitigating climate change -- and has the highest levels of animal welfare," reports Echo.Net.au.Not only is Australia consuming a significant amount of organic food, but they're exporting it as well. Known for its "premium quality conventional produce," Australia's highly regarded reputation helped pave the way for their nationally enforced organic export standards, in place since the 1990s and giving the country "an edge for organic trade globally."
Australia's organic exports DOUBLED between 2012 and 2014
"Despite the rapid growth of organic farming in North America and Europe, production has not increased fast enough to keep up with demand," making these regions a lucrative source of revenue for Australia's organic exports.
The top five export countries/regions for 2014 are as follows:
1. North America
4. Hong Kong
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