> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, MDixon6569@ wrote:
> > In a message dated 5/22/06 10:53:30 A.M. Central Daylight Time,
> > sparaig@ writes:
> > > > And yet, organic food now makes up a huge percentage of
> > > sales...
> > >
> > > Are you implying that hagelin's campaigns are somehow
> > > responsible for the growth of the organic foods industry?
> > No, but that Hagelin anticipated an important issue in American
> > life.
> > Some how, I don't think eating organic is an important issue in
> > American life.
> Actually, it is becoming important enough for
> Wal-Mart to have decided to substantially increase
> the amount of organic food it sells. It's a growth
> industry, 24 percent a year in the past five years
> or so.
> > I think the average person may pick up fresh foods with the
> > organic label if given a choice in their favorite super market,
> > it doesn't cost that much more. But few people will drive out
> > the way to find organic foods or demand that choice at their
> > local grocer.
> Again, if Wal-Mart thinks it can make lotsa money on
> organic foods, it must think there's significant
> consumer demand for them.
I buy my organic whole milk at Wal-Mart's...the exact same brand
that Whole Foods sells it for BUT for over a dollar less.
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