Why Does Organic Food Cost More?
You know organic food tastes better and is better for you than regular fare, but it's still just fruits and vegetables, so why does it cost more? It's a myth that organic fruit and vegetable growers produce less than conventional growers and as such would have to ask higher prices. The truth is that organic food is so expensive because conventional farmers that grow genetically modified seeds or spray their crops with herbicides and pesticides receive financial aid in the form of subsidies. This helps them save money, as does the marketing support and crop insurance they receive. On the other hand, organic farmers don't receive any of this support and as such their products cost more for them to grow and so they have to sell them for a higher price tag. The only way to lower the price of organic food is to change how our tax dollars are used to sustain industrial agriculture.