07 September 1999
Demand surges for organic food

TWO of the countrys biggest supermarkets are both reporting a surge in demand for organic food, according to a report in The Guardian

Tesco has seen a 20-fold increase over the last three years, whereas Sainsbury reports a 125-fold rise since 1995.

Sales of organic food are expected to reach £500m per annum next year and take 10% of the market by 2005.

The amount of organically-farmed land is just 1.5% of the total agricultural land.

  • The Guardian 07/09/99 page 2
  • The Herald 07/09/99 page 26
  • The Independent 30/07/99 page 9 (Review section)