Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Buying Organic During a Recession

"As food prices continue to soar, consumers might find it tough to swallow premium prices for organic products. But you can save money if you're smart about buying organics.

Organic means the food is produced without pesticides, chemical fertilizers or antibiotics and generally emphasizes using renewable resources and conserving soil and water. Consumers frequently buy organic food for environmental reasons and because they consider it to be more healthful.

Organic produce typically costs 25 percent to 100 percent more than non-organic. That premium price becomes more difficult to manage when all food prices are rising so fast. Prices for organic food have been increasing along with conventional foods."

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