Not All Organics are More Expensive

WATERMELONYou’d think organic food would automatically be cheaper. All the pesticides and hormones in regular food can’t be cheap.

Yet organics are usually more expensive. At my local supermarket, organic avocados are $3 each, regular ones are 2 for $4.

But the U.K. Soil Association insists this isn’t always the case, saying not all organic food is more expensive.

A spokesperson for the Soil Association insists organics get a bad rap because certain foods are pricier, like meat.

Organic meat takes longer to raise, so that drives up the price.

But officials from The Organic Trade Board are encouraging the organic sector to focus on improving processing and distribution to reduce expenses and prices.

However, progress may be slowed by the 10% downturn in organic sales in the U.K. due to the poor economy.

Via Food Navigator.

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  • David  September 26, 2009 at 10:10 am

    Actually, organic farming uses pesticides more often due to the lower effectiveness of these sprays. They often more harmful than conventional pesticides. The result is more spraying, more fuel use and lower yields. Organic farming wastes huge amounts of our precious natural resources with their high loss rates.

  • Gerry  September 26, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    David-

    Why are you reading this blog, then?

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