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Higher Demand for Organic Baby Products

By Fredrica Syren:

If I had to pick one popular green trend in the last year, it would have to be growing organic babyconsumer demand for sustainable baby products. According to an article on Greenbiz.com, Whole Foods Market and Gerber say they see an increased demand for green baby products. Whole Foods, which has its own Green Toys line, noticed it was quite popular this past holiday. Gerber, who has produced organic baby food since the mid 1990s, says they have seen growth in the organic baby food market.

I think the reason for the rising demand is more awareness of the toxins and chemical dangers facing babies and children today. Consumer reports about the risks associated with exposure to toxins sometimes found in non-organic baby food and baby products have been published. These consumer reports show that this exposure may cause future problems in the immune system, central nervous system and hormonal system; and that babies and young children in particular are more vulnerable to them.

The numerous recalls of hundreds of thousands of baby foods, plastic toys, other toys and clothing due to their questionable ingredients, toxic lead paints and toxic plastic have become a wake-up call to many parents, who now look for safer alternatives. Nutrition and safety are what drives this demand, and that’s good news for organic baby and child product businesses, as well as for consumers. Increased demand helps green business grow. This, in turn, means more options and better prices for us conscientious parents.

About Green Mom

Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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