by Nick Cherney CFA, Senior Vice President, Janus Henderson
As Americans become more aware of the environmental and health benefits of organics, we are presented with an opportunity to align our investments with our lifestyle choices – by investing in the companies and agricultural operations that are driving organic innovation and bringing natural products to the marketplace.
The rapid sales growth in organic foods, a thirty two point two billion dollar business last year, has caused major supply problems for organic food companies. U.S. retail sales of organic food more than tripled over the decade through 2013, according to the Organic Trade Association. But this market explosion has caused organic production to lag behind market demand, causing higher prices and a shortage of products. Some companies have had to buy supplies overseas, raising issues of certified organic quality as well as additional shipping costs.
For the tenth consecutive year, FOX Broadcasting celebrated the start of the new television season with the Fall Eco-Casino Party, presented by Ford and Xfinity. Several of FOX's biggest stars appeared at the event, which was held at the Bungalow Club in Santa Monica, California, on September 8. Over the course of the evening, FOX raised $25,000 to donate to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles, Heal the Bay, The Nature Conservancy, and the Environmental Media Association.
“The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon. We are never tired so long as we can see far enough.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
In the words of the illustrious American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, “The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon. We are never tired so long as we can see far enough.”
At Green Builder Media, we keep our eyes keenly focused on the horizon, always gathering ideas and inspiration from what we see in the distance. Our interest in the future drives our thought leadership content, and we do our best to paint a compelling vision of how we can affect a sustainable future.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Sustainable products such as organic foods and specialty apparel typically lack economies of scale, which means companies are compelled to position them in the premium segment for upper-income consumers. The use of organic farming, energy-efficient technologies and fair trade sourcing usually puts a premium price on these products.
With rising food costs and a bad economy, it is not easy for parents or schools to provide affordable nutritious meals, but as the incidence of childhood obesity continues to rise it is important that we try.