(NaturalNews) Known for having one of the most outstanding economies in the world, with consistent high growth, low interest rates and low inflation, Australia is no stranger to the booming organic food market. In fact, the nation down under is home to the largest number of certified organically farmed hectares in the world, with 22.69 million hectares cultivated in Australia’s Northern Territory.
Similar to the healthy food movement in the U.S., Australians have grown increasingly more interested in healthy lifestyles that include food free of pesticides, herbicides, growth hormones and genetically modified (GM) ingredients. Although the organic food market only accounts for about 1.25 percent of total food sales, Australia’s organic sales are increasing at an astounding rate, averaging a growth of over 15 percent each year, according to the 2014 Australian Organic Market Report. Continue reading