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The recession marked the start of tough times for the organic sector, with sales slumping as cash-strapped shoppers turned their backs on organic meat, milk and vegetables in a bid to save money. The impact was immediate with sales of organic food, drink and other products slumping by 12.9% in 2009 from record highs of more than £2bn/year. The consequences for the amount of land farmed organically were inevitable – the area dropped and it has continued to do so […]