Study by finds surging interest in organic food in the last year

Searches for ‘organic food near me’ have skyrocketed by 850 per cent over the last year, according to new research.

Waste and recycling management firm collected the data for Organic September, looking into how attitudes to food are changing.

The company analysed Google trends over the past 12 months, looking at various searches for organic topics. It discovered that searches for ‘organic food near me’ surged by 850 per cent in the past year.

In addition, searches for ‘organic food delivered’ were up by 350 per cent over the same period.

Researchers at also looked at searches on a global scale over the last year. The data listed the top five countries which have seen the most significant increase in interest for organic food. They are Jamaica, United Arab Emirates, Australia, the Philippines, and Singapore.

Mark Hall, co-founder at, said: “It’s great to see that we’re getting more aware of organic food and expanding the horizons on the food we are consuming. Opting for organic food is better for the environment and helps fight climate change. We hope that more people choose organic food moving forwards.”