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The Organic Trade Association (OTA) has released its annual Manufacturer Survey, indicating that “US organic food sales totaled nearly $17 billion in 2006, representing approximately 3 percent of all retail sales of food and beverages.

“Organic foods' share of total food sales is up from 1.9 percent in 2003 and approximately 2.5 percent in 2005. According to survey results, sales of organic foods grew by 22.1 percent in 2006 to reach $16.9 billion. Sales in 2005 were $13.831 billion.”

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