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Disadvantages of Organic Food

While organic food can be great for your health and skin, there are some disadvantages.

Cost
Regulations on organic farming and the fact that produce is usually grown in smaller quantities than non-organics, are two of the reasons for the elevated cost of organic produce. Regulations have not been set on organic food pricing and percentage increase differs between organic foods such as; fish, meat, dairy and produce. Individual producers of organic food are able to assign the prices of their product. Many families find this cost differential a deterrent to purchasing organics. As organic farming grows in popularity, it should allow for a rise in supply, and one would hope, decrease in cost for the average American consumer.

Environmental Safety
While producers of organic products state that their produce is more sustainable and environmentally sound, it is questioned among specialists and scientists alike. Factored in is also the argument that the shipping of products is not as efficient as quantities are smaller and shipped further than non-organic products which are grown locally. Some argue that pesticides are not area specific controlled, making it impossible for products to be grown completely pesticide free. While others strongly feel unsafe foods can not be sold, stating pesticides found in non-organic food are not harmful to consumers.

Just a Fad
Many believe that organic food has “sold out” becoming a marketing gimmick. Companies are marketing more organic products, changing ingredients and labels in an effort to jump on the “organic band wagon” so to speak, while benefitting from the higher prices. Many consumers believe that organics may not be all they are made out to be, that products will quietly disappear from shelves. Only to be forgotten, like many fads in the past.


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8 Responses to “Disadvantages of Organic Food”

  1. 8
    Breann Azor Says:

    Many organic food manufacturers offer coupons on their websites or if you request them by mail. They are out there! They just aren’t as readily available.

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    Huda Musa Says:

    Organic foods are good for you. Yes farmers make more money beacuse of organic foods as they dont have to spend so much money on the chemicals and pesticides, however organic foods are limited and could even become extinct. This is because some seeds are altered before they are planted, therefore they become GM foods. Beacuse of this, the seeds that the plant produces are also altered. If we destroy all the organic seeds then eventually there will be no organic food left. This doesnt sound like much a problem but my friend, when you get a incurable disease, or cancer, or become obese, or die, then you will not be saying that conventional foods are better than organic. And i am not a farmer, nor an adult, i am just a 14 year old girl. When will people wake up and see the world and actually start caring for their health. If more people farm organic food, then the prices will go down and u will not have a silly excuse to not buy organic foods.

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    aishwarya Says:

    the rate of organic foods have very high prices so people think ” that why should anybody buy the same food for a very high price?” and so they take genetically modified products because they don’t go for a very high price and so they buy those and get affected by unknown disease
    so EVEN IF THE PRICES OF ORGANIC FOODS GO SO HIGH YOU MUST BUY THE THINGS WHICH ARE SAFER FOR YOU AND YOUR HEALTH.

    regards
    Aishwarya

  4. 5
    hi Says:

    is there any more things

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    Billy Says:

    The prices are not high because of low supply i read a report that said organic farmers make more money then conventional farmers so that just means that organic farms Are jumping on the wagon just to make more money.

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    BRENDA Says:

    ANOTHER DISADVANTAGE FOR ORGANIC FOOD IS THAT ITS TOO EXPENSIVE. THE PRICES RISE BECAUSE THE SUPPLY IS LOW. IT IS HARD FOR MOST PLANTS TO SURVIVE WITHOUT PESTICIDES, SOME PLANTS CANT SURVIVE FROM ALL THE INSECTS.

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    shannon Says:

    very helpful but could you email me more disadvantages of organic farming

  8. 1
    Jaz Says:

    Very good information for my assessment… Thank you :)

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