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Organic Food Industry:
An overview of the organic food industry in the United States. With a
look at the industry, marketi...
Page Title: Page Number:
Organic Food Industry 3
U.S. Profile 11
Regulations & Certification 21
Organic Labels 34
Organic ...
Food Industry: Companies and
Pros and Cons of the Industry
A look at the top 3 biggest companies in the industry and the p...
Food Industry:
Companies-
WhiteWave
Foods
Company
Hain
Celestial
Group
General
Mills
All pictures from Google.com
Food Industry:
Companies- WhiteWave Foods
Owns Two Giants in the Organic Goods Space:
 Horizon Organic:
 Holds 4.2% of t...
Food Industry:
Companies- Hain Celestial Group
 Has a combined market share of 4.7% split between four companies
Companie...
Food Industry:
Companies- General Mills
 Owns companies with a decent amount of the organic market share:
 Cascadian Far...
Food Industry:
Companies- Organic Manufacturing
Yogurts-
 Horizon Organic
 Imagine Foods
 Maple Hill Creamery
Beverages...
Food Industry:
Pros-
Maintains the life of the soil, not only for the current generation, but also for the future generati...
Food Industry:
Pros-
There is a reduced price tag in how much it takes to farm, as there is no need to purchase artificial...
Food Industry:
Cons-
Productivity: • Low productivity when first administered
Labor: • Lots of manual labor needed
Cultiva...
State Profiles:
The top 5 states that produce organic food
State Profile:
Top 5 States for Organic Farming-
California
Wisconsin
Washington
New York
Oregon
Compiled by author from c...
State Profile:
Number of Organic Farms- U.S. Top 5
2,714
1,222
887
827
657
0 500 1,000 1,500 2,000 2,500 3,000
California
...
State Profile:
Organic Sales- Top 5 States
1,148
282
156 133
107
0
200
400
600
800
1,000
1,200
1,400
California Washington...
State Profile:
California- 2,714 Organic Farms
California leads the nation with the highest number of organic farms
Produc...
State Profile:
Wisconsin- Organic Agriculture
64%
23%
7%
6%
Organic Sales by Product:
Cows Milk Crops Greenhouse Nursery L...
State Profile:
Washington- 887 Organic Farms
 Southwest Washington has 87 certified farms
 These farms total 9,706 of or...
State Profile:
New York- 937 Organic Farms
New York state ranks 3rd in the country for the number of organic farms
 Milk ...
State Profile:
New York- Farms
 New York contains 13% of the nation’s certified organic dairy farms in 2011
 Produces 8%...
State Profile:
Oregon- 657 Organic Farms
77% of Oregon’s acreage is organic farms
 There are 11,923 acres of certified or...
State Profile:
Oregon- Oldest Organic Market
 Oregon Tilth Organic Certification Program began in 1984
 Oregon passed th...
State Profile:
Top 10 States Selling Organic-
Image from source sustainableagriculture.net
Contact Us for the Full Presentation:
Mediacontact USA Inc.
13575 58TH Street North #160
Clearwater, Fl. 33760
T: 727 538 ...
Work Cited:
 "12 Fruits & Veggies With The Most Pesticides (2015 Dirty Dozen)." MindBodyGreen. N.p., 25 Feb. 2015. Web. 2...
Work Cited:
 Consumer Knowledge and Perceptions about Organic Food http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/S0885-21...
Work Cited:
 Mathews, Ken. "US Organic Foods Market Poised to Surpass USD 45 Billion in 2015 Says TechSci Research." PR N...
Work Cited:
 "Organic Industrial Agriculture." Organic Industrial Agriculture. Web. 23 Sept. 2015. http://12.000.scripts....
Work Cited:
 "Todhunter, Colin. "The Future Is Local, the Future Is Organic." Global Research. 26 Sept. 2013. Web. 23 Sep...
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  1. 1. Organic Food Industry: An overview of the organic food industry in the United States. With a look at the industry, marketing and investor outlooks.
  2. 2. Page Title: Page Number: Organic Food Industry 3 U.S. Profile 11 Regulations & Certification 21 Organic Labels 34 Organic Programs & Services 52 Farming & Agriculture 56 Consumers 88 Industry Controversy 109 Page Title: Page Number: Companies, Pros and Cons of the Industry 123 State Profiles 133 Organic vs. GMO’s, Non- GMO’s & Natural Foods 153 Market Overview 162 Future of the Industry 183 Investor Outlook 188 Work Cited 200
  3. 3. Food Industry: Companies and Pros and Cons of the Industry A look at the top 3 biggest companies in the industry and the pros and cons
  4. 4. Food Industry: Companies- WhiteWave Foods Company Hain Celestial Group General Mills All pictures from Google.com
  5. 5. Food Industry: Companies- WhiteWave Foods Owns Two Giants in the Organic Goods Space:  Horizon Organic:  Holds 4.2% of the organic market share  Earthbound Farms: Acquired early 2014  Earthbound has about 1.2% of the organic market share. All pictures from Google.com
  6. 6. Food Industry: Companies- Hain Celestial Group  Has a combined market share of 4.7% split between four companies Companies Within The Hain Celestial Group:  Earth's Best:  Earth's Best has 2.6% of the market share  Health Valley:  Health Valley owns 1.2% of the market share  Arrowhead Mills:  Maintains 0.6% of the market share  Garden of Eatin‘:  Owns 0.3% of the organic market share All pictures from Google.com
  7. 7. Food Industry: Companies- General Mills  Owns companies with a decent amount of the organic market share:  Cascadian Farms:  Cascadian Farm maintains 1% of the organic market share  Muir Glen:  Muir Glen holds 0.7% of the organic market share All pictures from Google.com
  8. 8. Food Industry: Companies- Organic Manufacturing Yogurts-  Horizon Organic  Imagine Foods  Maple Hill Creamery Beverages-  BAO Food & Drink  Cadia  Field Day Flours and Grains-  Natural Sourcing  Andean Naturals Inc.  Attune Foods Coffee-  BSYD Corporation  S&D Coffee  Celestial Seasonings Packaged Produce-  Caito Foods  Cookin’ Greens  Driscoll’s Milk-  Happy Baby, Happy Family  Organic Valley  Wild Oats Marketing LLC There are all sorts of organic products- from linens to medicinal Compiled by author theorganicpages.com
  9. 9. Food Industry: Pros- Maintains the life of the soil, not only for the current generation, but also for the future generations Water pollution is reduced because the soil in organic farms is more absorptive and can hold more water than industrial farmed soils with high salinity levels. The rate of soil erosion is reduced drastically because legume-based crop covers and a blanket of dead and live plant materials protect the soil from being eroded extensively by water and wind. Overall cost of cultivating the crops reduces as the farmers use green manure or worm farming to replenish the lost nutrients of the soil. The nutritional quality and micro-nutrients are present in higher quantities in organically produced crops because fertilizers and artificial ingredients are not added into the crops 1: 2: 3: 4: 5: Compiled by author from .mit.edu
  10. 10. Food Industry: Pros- There is a reduced price tag in how much it takes to farm, as there is no need to purchase artificial pesticides, fertilizers, herbicides, or large-scale technological tools that help maintain industrial large-scale lands The need for more manual labor increases the number of jobs available in a certain area The life of organically grown plants is longer than the plants cultivated by traditional methods Organically grown crop is more drought tolerant because they have the natural mechanism to protect themselves against harsh conditions Crops used in mass industrial farming are altered and put in such an artificial environment that they no longer can protect themselves using their natural mechanisms, as their genetic identities have been altered drastically by several different components 6: 7: 8: 9: 10: Compiled by author from .mit.edu
  11. 11. Food Industry: Cons- Productivity: • Low productivity when first administered Labor: • Lots of manual labor needed Cultivation: • Organic farmers use the cultivation method as opposed to drilling method used by the traditional farmers Soil: • The cultivated soil is prone to wind and water erosion Pricing: • Organically produced food is expensive. The cost is very often 50%-100% more than the traditional food • This is because organic crops are not as heavily subsidized as are industrially grown crops Seasonality: • Organic farmers grow crops in accordance to the season therefore organic food is not always available locally. Compiled by author from .mit.edu
  12. 12. State Profiles: The top 5 states that produce organic food
  13. 13. State Profile: Top 5 States for Organic Farming- California Wisconsin Washington New York Oregon Compiled by author from cias.wisc.edu
  14. 14. State Profile: Number of Organic Farms- U.S. Top 5 2,714 1,222 887 827 657 0 500 1,000 1,500 2,000 2,500 3,000 California Wisconsin Washington New York Oregon Top 5 States 2011 Farms Compiled by author from cias.wisc.edu
  15. 15. State Profile: Organic Sales- Top 5 States 1,148 282 156 133 107 0 200 400 600 800 1,000 1,200 1,400 California Washington Oregon Wisconsin New York Top 5 States Organic Sales Sales (In Millions of Dollars) Compiled by author from cias.wisc.edu
  16. 16. State Profile: California- 2,714 Organic Farms California leads the nation with the highest number of organic farms Produce 67% Field Crops 8% Live Stock 25% Organic Sales Produce Field Crops Live Stock Complied by author from CDFA.CA.Gov
  17. 17. State Profile: Wisconsin- Organic Agriculture 64% 23% 7% 6% Organic Sales by Product: Cows Milk Crops Greenhouse Nursery Livestock Other Livestock and Poultry Products Compiled by author cias.wise.edu
  18. 18. State Profile: Washington- 887 Organic Farms  Southwest Washington has 87 certified farms  These farms total 9,706 of organic acres out of the total 84,868 organic acreages for the state  Organic farms in Southwest Washington generated $13.2 million in sales in 2011
  19. 19. State Profile: New York- 937 Organic Farms New York state ranks 3rd in the country for the number of organic farms  Milk is the major driver of the organic farms sales and accounts for 56% of total sales  Field Crop Sales $22.1 million  Vegetables $14.5 million  Fruits & Berries $1.36 million
  20. 20. State Profile: New York- Farms  New York contains 13% of the nation’s certified organic dairy farms in 2011  Produces 8% of the country’s organic milk The top 10 organic vegetables and fruit by value sold were: Tomatoes Cabbage Squash Potatoes Lettuce Grapes Onions Garlic Strawberries Apples Compiled by author from agriculture.ny.gov
  21. 21. State Profile: Oregon- 657 Organic Farms 77% of Oregon’s acreage is organic farms  There are 11,923 acres of certified organic land  There are 115,502 acres of organic acreage  Certified land expanded by 32,205 acres in 2008
  22. 22. State Profile: Oregon- Oldest Organic Market  Oregon Tilth Organic Certification Program began in 1984  Oregon passed the first organic labeling law in 1973 prohibiting use of:  Herbicides  Insecticides  Fungicides  Rodenticides  Growth regulators
  23. 23. State Profile: Top 10 States Selling Organic- Image from source sustainableagriculture.net
  24. 24. Contact Us for the Full Presentation: Mediacontact USA Inc. 13575 58TH Street North #160 Clearwater, Fl. 33760 T: 727 538 4112 E: contact@mcusa.co www.mediacontactusa.com
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