Monday, February 8, 2016

Who Owns Organic? Eggs and More!

Let's start off with egg production.  What's best?
Free Range? Organic? High Omega 3's? 

Understand more about specific egg categories with this article:
How to Shop for Eggs

What's become of all those organic and natural food companies that we've known over the years.  How exciting it was to see more and more coming out and then to see organic foods actually hit the supermarkets was divine, or so we thought.  The reality is that organic became a big consumer consideration and the "big guys" were losing sales and market share.  Corporations like General Mills, Pepsi, Kellogg's, Dannon, Coca-Cola, Post, M&M's and more.

The first wave of acquisitions of
 organic processors was concentrated between December, 1997 and October, 2002. This period coincides with the initial release of the draft USDA organic standards and its full implementation in October, 2002.

A second wave of acquisitions in the organic sector has been occurring since 2012. Surprisingly few major corporate agribusinesses note ownership ties on their acquisitions’ product labels.

The chart was updated in January 2016.  

View an enlarged chart when you read the entire article.

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