The organic food movement is booming, but the organic food industry is in crisis, writes the writer of the Organic Farming for Peace newsletter.
It’s a very real issue in the organic space.
The organic movement is now one of the most vibrant movements of all time, and with it are the potential solutions to our food system’s problems, writes Anna Kelleher.
It started with a small group of farmers who took matters into their own hands, and now we are seeing an organic food revolution that is driving the world’s supply chain to new heights.
As you know, it’s no secret that the organic movement has had a rocky start.
Its origins have been traced back to a small, self-contained, communally owned farm in the remote, rural community of Terex.
It was a family business that produced just a handful of products: tomatoes, herbs, vegetables and spices.
But over time, as the economy boomed, so did the demand for their products.
With the economy booming, so too did the supply chain for their goods, with suppliers flooding the market.
As the demand grew, so also did the prices for their produce.
It became clear that the market was out of control, and that organic was no longer a viable option for farmers.
In response, they started their own farm and established their own brand, Organic Farm, with a focus on quality, organic farming practices, and quality products.
The farmers began to experiment with different ways to produce their produce, and their customers became increasingly interested in buying organic products.
They opened the first organic grocery in Australia in 2014 and now there are more than 1,000 organic grocery stores in Australia, and they are expanding globally, with over 10,000 stores across the globe.
In this interview with News.
Com.au, Anna Killeher, the author of the first of her four Organic Farming For Peace newsletters, discusses her new book, the problems that lie ahead for the organic sector and the opportunities it offers.
Anna Kileher is a writer, food writer and organic farmer who has been living in the Australian Capital Territory for nearly 40 years.