Worldwide, organic food sales grew 170% to US$63 billion

In the United States alone, eaters purchased US$35.9 billion of organic food in 2014, representing 4 percent of total food sales in the U.S., according to the Organic Trade Association (OTA). And the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports that more than 3,000 farms across the nation are transitioning to organic production models.