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Retailers are beefing up their meat sections to reach a small but growing audience for natural and organic protein.While the supply of organic meat is limited, sales growth is strong. Organic meats reached $23.4 million in sales for the year that ended Nov. 5, an increase of 66% over the previous year, according to SPINS, the San Francisco-based research provider for the natural-products industry.

Retailers are beefing up their meat sections to reach a small but growing audience for natural and organic protein.

While the supply of organic meat is limited, sales growth is strong. Organic meats reached $23.4 million in sales for the year that ended Nov. 5, an increase of 66% over the previous year, according to SPINS, the San Francisco-based research provider for the natural-products industry. Sales of all meat, poultry and seafood products - including organics - hit $142.8 milli

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