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Non-GMO labeled retail food sales have surpassed USDA “Organic”

Today’s Wall Street Journal (Dec. 9, 2015) features a page 1 article, “Organic vs. Non-GMO Food Makers Face Off” — dramatizing the fact that both organic-labeled and non-GMO-labeled food items are gaining market share rapidly.

Hopefully you can read the original article at this link, but it’s possible that you’ll need a subscription. 

What we found eye-opening was that foods carrying the non-GMO label are expected to achieve retail sales of $13 billion in 2015.

In just a few short years, non-GMO branded products have exceeded the estimated $11 billion of organic food sales tracked by a market watching service, “Spins.”

The growth rate in labeled non-GMO retail food sales is about 70% per year.