Editor's note: The following information is part of a countdown recap from the inaugural Top 100 Movers and Shakers publication. It was published in the spring of 2012. Some of the information may now be different.
With an increasing number of scientific studies linking pesticides to a higher risk of cancer, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Alzheimer's and other diseases, consumer demand for organic ingredients is expected to continue growing at impressive rates. Sales of organic food and beverages grew 10 percent year-over year in 2011, topping $31 billion, according to the Organic Trade Association. Many savvy pizzerias such as Denver-based Organic Pizza Company, and Florida-based Pizza Fusion and Truly Organic Pizza are among the forerunners and others are entering the market, much to the delight of health conscious consumers
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