Costco is not only buying thousands of acres of land to compensate for the high demand of organic goods, but they are even buying farmers equipment to grow produce for them!
Costco is one of the most well-known organic food distributors in America. With the growing awareness of the dangers of mass-produced industrial food, more and more people are switching to organic goods. Food these days just contains horribly toxic ingredients. Because of this CEO Craig Jelinek says that they can’t even keep up with their customer’s demands!
“We cannot get enough organics to stay in business day in and day out,” Jelinek told investors during a shareholder meeting.
This project came about as a response to the increased demand for organic products. According to the Organic Trade Association, sales of organic food jumped up from $11.3 billion in 2004 to $35.98 billion in 2014. This is a great movement, as we can finally have a chance to put the conniving CEO’s out of business and increase our health! If all Americans switched to organically grown food there could be so many health issues solved. Not to mention the fact that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the USA.
While the project is still in the first stages, they have worked with one organic produce dealer in San-Diego. They loaned money to farmers to purchase over 1,200 acres of land and buy farm equipment.