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The true cost of non-organic food: Should you buy expensive organic food?

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We often get this question from people “Why is organic more expensive than inorganic produce?” Well, we are here to answer just that for you! 

Ultra-processed foods are often equated with cheap food. These include bread, sweet and flavored drinks, sweet or savory snacks, reconstituted meat products, and shelf-stable or frozen ready meals and desserts. An increasing number of studies are showing just how harmful these ‘more affordable’ options are to our health.

Eating more affordable food has led to pandemics of obesity and type 2 diabetes, which are both caused by ultra-processed foods. So does organic food really that expensive? I don’t think so.

The main goal of food ultra-processing is to increase profits by creating highly palatable and convenient products that are inferior imitations of minimally processed foods and freshly prepared meals. They are nutritionally thin which pushes people to eat more of them.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it worth buying organic fruits and vegetables?

Organic fruits and vegetables are definitely worth it. As these are perishable items, their transportation is quite tricky. That’s why, organic fruits and vegetables are quite expensive.

Why are organic fruits and vegetables so expensive?

Conventionally grown fruits and vegetables are available everywhere and their production is also higher. In addition, a number of chemicals are used to transport these fruits and vegetables. After reaching their destination, these fruits or vegetables are artificially ripened with the help of chemicals.

This approach can not be taken with organic fruits or vegetables. So Streamlined Transportation is used which is quite expensive compared to normal transportation. These extra overhead costs make organic fruits and vegetables expensive.

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