We’re not going to sugarcoat it: From a high level, the agriculture system in the U.S. looks pretty depressing. Industrial farms are pumping livestock full of antibiotics. Genetically modified crops cover more than half of the country’s farmland. A third of all American children will eat fast food today.
But there’s one ray of sunshine peeking through the dark clouds—more and more consumers are starting to buy organic, healthy foods. In 2014, sales of organic food rose 11.3 percent in the United States. That accounts for $35.9 billion in revenue going to support organic businesses, not to mention a food system that’s healthier overall.
If we keep going at this rate, 2016 could be our best year on record for organic food. Do your part by shopping Thrive Market’s collection of certified organic goods.