|Organic Sales $29 billion in 2010 - Organic Fruits and Veggies Now 12% of Grocery Market|
Organic Consumers - 4/25/2011.from Food Ingredients First. The organic industry grew at a rate of nearly eight percent in 2010, bucking the current trend whereby "flat is the new growth" for many other segments of the economy. Further, some sectors of the organic market enjoyed annual growth of well over 30 percent, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) revealed in releasing findings from its 2011 Organic Industry Survey. In 2010, the organic industry grew to over $28.6 billion.
|Society Notebook: Hungry for change|
Portland Press Herald - 4/24/2011.by Avery Yale Kamila. Author Anna Lappe captivates a committed Food+Farm audience. With local, organic and sustainably produced food all the rage, the big food processors and factory farm associations are running scared. This is the message author Anna Lappe brought to Space Gallery in Portland on April 15 as part of the venue's annual Food+Farm series.
|A growing concern|
Maine Sunday Telegram - 4/24/2011.By Beth Quimby – Beth Schiller says she has to make an appointment more than a year ahead to get a slaughter date for the pigs she raises at Dandelion Spring Farm in Newcastle. Schiller, who sells the meat at farmers markets and to Portland restaurants, said the lack of licensed processing facilities is one of the hurdles she faces as a small farmer in Maine.
|Good Will-Hinckley school on cusp of major change|
Bangor Daily News - 4/23/2011.By Christopher Cousins – Fairfield: Three miracles may have hit the Good Will-Hinckley school at once, but more help is needed from the Legislature if the institution’s resurgence plan is to proceed.