Consumer Demand, Merits & Demerits of Organic Baby Food

Demand for organic baby food in the United States of America, Europe, and throughout the world is on the rise very rapidly, but still the market shares continue to be quiet small. In the globe, organic food sales have increased throughout the 1990s at a standard average of 24% with an expected market share at sell of 1% to 1.5% in 1996. In Denmark, government subsidies and manufacturer endorsement have lowered cost premium for these products, be it a cloth or a bed sheet, market share has risen by 3% to 4% of the retail food market. By contrast, organics account for only 0.3% of retail food price in France. Although dependable estimates for Canada, Japan, and Australia do not survive, organic market shares in these countries seem to be rather little.

The collection of organic products now obtainable and the retail channels from first to last which they are sold in the world have gone forward noticeably over the last decade. Development and consolidation of natural food supermarket chains have showed the way to more retail sales of organic products. Established supermarkets have opposed in several locales by promoting organic products to contend with natural food supermarkets. At the same time, the range of organic products has developed well beyond fresh products to include baby food, dairy products, meats, and ready convenience items.

Studies and researches of consumer demand for organic products have depended almost entirely on self-reporting of purchase performance and approaches as elicited through surveys or interrogations; straight observation of consumer behavior at retail markets is also absent. This dependence on self-reported performance comes into sight to result for the most part from the thin nature of the organic market. With such a little market share at retail and a lot of past purchases taking place in coops, health food stores, and direct markets, scanner information are missing.

Not every good quality food is organic food and not every organic food is good quality food as well. On one hand, there are strong and sound reasons to feed a baby organic food. The safety levels set for insect repellents are founded on matured bodies and may not be safe and sound at all when it is fed to infants less than one year. As a result, it is reasonable that half of the organic baby food sold in supermarkets are organic food, which is undoubtedly a way much superior percentage than for any other food.

The organic movement puts up with the evangelism and narrow-mindedness that badly affect many recently triumphant industries. Time and again, its message is self extravagance camouflaged as unselfishness. By separating the globe up into organic and non-organic, the activists can get in the path of the good food they claim to stand for. Criticized by the decisive factors of taste, the dissimilarity between good quality organic food and awful organic food is still as immense as that between high-quality organic food and bad quality organic food in general.