It’s official: The United States has just hit a new record high for amount of organic farmland.
About half of it (55%) was used for crops, the rest as pasture and rangelands. We have still a long way to go, as the United States grew 175.2 million of GMO crops in 2015, making it number one GMO producer in the world. However, this is a big step forward for the organic industry, as more and more countries that refuse GMOs request organic crops of corn and soy, which are predominately GMO in the U.S. today.
In the United States, the lack of organic food to meet demand has caused many companies to begin importing crops and animal feed from places including Romania, Australia and more. But thankfully, it appears as if farmers are wising up, and rising up, to meet demand.
A 2015 Certified Organic Survey, which was just released this September, found out the following:
These 8 states that are leading the way for organic farmlands:
1. California, 790,000 acres
2. Alaska, 695,000 acres
3. Montana, 251,000 acres
4. New York, 239,000 acres
5. Wisconsin, 210,000 acres
6. Oregon, 176,000 acres
7. Idaho, 167,000 acres
8. Colorado, 152,000 acres
States That Had the Most Organic Sales
The above states are not necessarily the same states that had the most certified organic produce sales, which went up 13% since 2014 with a total of $2.4 billion in sales. More than half sales (57% came from crops, the rest from livestock and poultry products). These states leading in sales are:
- California, $2,436 million sales
- Washington, $626 million
- Pennsylvania, $332 million
- Oregon, $269 million
- Wisconsin, $222 million
- New York, $221 million
- Texas, $210 million
- Michigan, $187 million
- Colorado, $155 million
- Arizona, $129 million
The Most Sold Organic Product
Milk and eggs brought in the most sales, followed by broiler chickens, apples, lettuce, cattle, grapes, spinach, strawberries, corn, blueberries, hay and wheat. Milk and eggs brought in a total of $1,911 million in sales, vegetables $1435 million; fruits, nuts, and berries $1,203 million; livestock and poultry $743 million, field crops $660 million, and mushrooms $96 million.
Was There Economic Loss Due to GMO Contamination?
A total of 32 farms lost $520,671 due to “unintentional presence of GMO material,” a slightly higher number than the previous year.
Organic Farming is The Future
Every year thousands of farmlands transition to certified organic. As more countries around the world ban GMOs and more consumers request organic produce, the farms are slowly catching up to a world that is asking for health-conscious sustainable agriculture. For many, organic is the future, because when done right it encompasses the whole eco-system, making the crops, the insects, and the climate work together, instead of again one another. And these farms are leading the way to the future, joined by more farms every year.
Read the whole report here.
11 pounds in 22 days?
Is it REALLY possible to lose 11 lbs. of fat in 22 days? Actually yes… BUT only when you’re a level 4 fat burner. Unfortunately, most people are stuck as level 1 fat burners. So, how do you become a level 4 fat burner to lose up to 11 lbs. in 22 days? Simply eat these foods daily:
Did you know that one of the best times to stretch is right before bed? However…
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I bet you can’t guess which muscle in your body is the #1 muscle that eliminates joint and back pain, anxiety and looking fat. This “hidden survival muscle” in your body will boost your energy levels, immune system, sexual function, strength and athletic performance when unlocked.
If this “hidden” most powerful primal muscle is healthy, we are healthy.
d) Hip Flexors
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In April, 2009, researchers stunned the medical community when they reported chronic inflammation as the root cause of several major diseases.
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Sponsored Health Resources
In the years that I've been working on this website project I've come across some amazing resources by some very special people. I'd like to share them with you here.
NOTE: I update these links often so please check back to see what's new!
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Enjoy! Let me know how these work out for you. And if you run across anything I've missed please let me know.