Good to see more companies switching to organic – be it by shame or by profit.

from: Collective Evolution

The shift from conventional to organic has officially transformed from a mini-craze into a full on movement, thanks large in part to the increasing amount of information being released about just how pivotal the change may be to our health.

In hopes of keeping up with this global transition, Costco, the membership-only warehouse shopping emporium, has decided to step up its game to provide the organic products that consumers are demanding. To do this, Costco has identified the core issue preventing more organics from being available to the buying public: a lack of affordable land for farmers on which to grow organic produce.

To help combat this, Costco has announced that it plans to work directly with organic farmers to help them buy the land and equipment necessary to increase their output. To start, Costco will be lending money to San Diego-based Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce (A&W) who will be using the funding to purchase 1200 acres of land in Mexico.

As an organization, A&W has been growing both conventional and organic produce successfully since 1986, with its organics department specializing in berries and tomatoes.