Organic Food why more expensive

@salonga (27842)
Philippines
May 21, 2008 1:44am CST
I wonder why organic foods cost much more than the non-organics. Considering the fact that they are better options how could we encourage people to buy them instead if they will shell out more money if they do. Will someone tell me the reasons why organic foods are more expensive?
3 responses
@goergineo (1498)
• Jordan
31 May 08
Organic food requires requires special care to plant and grow. no pesticides or chemicals has to be added and the plants have to be protected in a closed system which requires a lot of efforts and shows a slow growth. I think this is the reason.
@salonga (27842)
• Philippines
2 Jun 08
Thank you very much for caring to respond.
@Kierstal (143)
• United States
21 May 08
I think it's primarily because they're more expensive to produce. Most of the foods we eat come from huge mass-production lines, and is generally chock full of preservatives, growth enhancers, and other 'unnatural' chemical enhancers. Organic food as a general rule has none (or at least much less) of that kind of stuff, which means people have to grow their food "the hard way". You're paying extra for the effort involved in production.
@salonga (27842)
• Philippines
2 Jun 08
Thank you so much for your response!
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
21 May 08
Hi dear Organic food is crop which is grown in field in which they have have not use any synthetic Urea or Pestiside since last 3-4 yrs, the concept is to use Organic/natural feed to grown the crop and dont use any man made urea or pestiside to protect environment and to have pesticide free food thats why they are expensive. ans u know when they will nort feed feed and pesticide so the production per acre is less, another reason to make it expensive hope u understand now take care
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
26 May 08
thanks for Best Response