Fun Facts About "Health Food"

  1. The organic food industry has grown from $1 billion in 1990 to $29.22 billion in 2011. Recently, the industry is growing roughly 10 percent every year.
  2. Organic food is the fastest growing sector of the American food industry.
  3. America's first certified organic food restaurant was opened up in Washington D.C. in 1999.
  4. Healthy eating can help fight many diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.
  5. In the United States, lettuce is the second most popular fresh vegetable.
  6. In 1970, consumption of broccoli was only a half a pound per person. Today, the average person in the United States eats four and one half pounds a year.
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