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Why Are Organic Products More Expensive?

June 13, 2010

Many consumers complain about organic products being expensive.  A new mom told me that she sincerely wanted to buy organic baby clothes but believed that the retailers were overpricing organic products for no reason.  Unfortunately there are many people out there who thinks like this new mom. The fact is that organic products are not being marked up any more than regular products.  Sometimes they are marked up even less.  The reason for the high price is the cost of growing organic cotton; having to say no to the easy way of pouring chemicals on the crops. It is also expensive to apply for and attain the necessary certifications so the consumers know they are not being fooled.  I believe that with the increasing demand for organic products the price will eventually come down.  Until then, we need to continue buying organic and support organic growers.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Maria permalink
    December 5, 2010 9:21 pm

    The only reason farmers have to use chemicals is so 1.)those pesty bugs won’t get on the crop and eat it, and 2.) to kill all of the weeds because no one wants to take the back-breaking, sweat-producing labor jobs of hoeing weeds.

  2. December 13, 2010 1:54 am

    It costs more because organic farmers risk losing more of their crop without the use of chemicals and they still need to cover the costs of growing a full crop even if only half of it can be sold to market. I don’t know how they can get as much to market as they do…we have an apple tree in the backyard that doesn’t fare well due to birds and bugs.

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