The global organic market is valued at over 127 billion U.S. dollars, with North America accounting for 40% of the market. Europe accounts for approximately one-third of the global organic market, with Asia growing rapidly also.

Organic food and beverage launches are on the rise as consumers increasingly seek products with organic ingredients. According to the USDA, organic food and beverage options continued to see double digit growth in 2020 despite the global pandemic. In fact, in places like South Korea, consumption of organic foods and other foods associated with health and wellness benefits increased significantly due to the pandemic.

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USDA ORGANIC MARKET SUMMARY AND TRENDS
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U.S. Department of Agriculture [Published February 12, 2021]

Organically produced goods continue to see double digit growth in 2020. Organic sales account for over 4 percent of total U.S. food sales, according to recent industry statistics. This article provides an overview of organic food sales in the U.S., specifically, including links to many USDA trend reports and data.

ASIA IS ‘MARKET OF THE FUTURE’ IN GLOBAL ORGANIC MARKET
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Sonalie Figueiras, Pure & Eco India [Published June 12, 2021]

This article discusses how the organic food and beverage market has primarily been focused in North America and Europe, but with a new and heightened focus on organic foods in Asia, specifically countries with large populations like China, India, and Indonesia, the organic food market will shift.

 
SOUTH KOREA ORGANIC FOOD: TIGHTER RULES COULD LEAD TO TRADE BARRIERS, BUT MARKET GROWTH NOT EXPECTED TO SLOW
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Pearly Neo, Food Navigator Asia [Published June 1, 2021]

Widespread consumer demand for organic foods continues to grow in South Korea despite tighter regulations. Following the Covid-19 pandemic, demand for foods associated with health and wellness benefits skyrocketed in South Korea, including organic foods.

 
 
HEALTH, SUSTAINABILITY AND NEW PRIORITIES DRIVE ORGANIC FOOD SALES

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Andres Chehtman and Anissa Wolf, Euromonitor International [Published April 12, 2021]

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the biggest global economic decline in decades, and despite typically higher prices, sales of organic packaged foods grew by 13% in 2020. In fact, the growth rate for organic packaged foods was the highest among all health and wellness categories.

 
COULD ORGANIC FARMING ALONE FEED EUROPE BY 2050?
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Joshua Minchin, New Food [Published June 21, 2021]

This article details the steps needed to achieve a wholly organic farming system in Europe. According to CNRS scientists, doing so could help reinforce food autonomy in Europe, feed the predicted increased population in 2050, and more.

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