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US Organic Food Industry Is Celebrating Success, but Is That What the Numbers Say?

The Union Square farmer's market in Manhattan, New York, on Sept. 22, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)
The Union Square farmer's market in Manhattan, New York, on Sept. 22, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

The Organic Trade Association announced this week that the organic food industry in the United States is nearing a record 5 percent of the country’s total...


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  • Azenhas do Mar, a seaside town in the municipality of Sintra, Portugal. A minimum investment of €500,000 in real estate is required to obtain a residency visa in Portugal. (
Husond/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 3.0)

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