Not all consumers understand the term, and associate it more with the type and manner of production processes rather than compliance with specific thresholds, reports the testing, certification, inspection and training provider.
More energy drinks were launched worldwide in 2015 than in any year since 2008. Volume sales also rose 10 percent worldwide, with China experiencing the highest volume growth, according to a report by Mintel.
An international team of experts led by Newcastle University has shown that organic crops are up to 60 percent higher in a number of key antioxidants than conventionally-grown ones and are found to have much lower levels of toxic heavy metals.
Some of the key reasons attributed to anticipated growth in the organic food market include growing health consciousness and rising disposable incomes.