The following list is the cost comparison between conventional and organic foods from a local Safewa y TM supermarket, Rockville, Maryland.
Since Safeway now has a large selection of organic fresh fruits and vegetables in the middle of their produce aisle, it was not too difficult to locate this food. In addition, the produce was labeled with the USDA Organic Label.
The cost difference, between the total price of the conventional and the organic food was that of $ 2.13. However If you keep in mind, how much the cost of health care is, what is a few more dollars to spend?
Based on the 2007 Organic Consumer Trends Report (OCTR), the House of Representatives
version of the 2007 Farm Bill (HR2419) just passed by a vote of 231 to 191 - with significant
appropriations - for the organic industry to now be reviewed in the U.S. Senate. This means that
the future could hold:
Possible increased organic transition support.
Crop insurance program improvements and expanded USDA organic data collection.
Natural Marketing Institute (2000), states that:
The primary objective of our report this year is to take a look at the future. We examined
information across several sources including general market trends, scientific advances,
government initiatives, supply issues, consumer insights, new product introductions and
claims across each category within the organic marketplace. This in-depth analysis gave
us a picture for the future which we present in our NMI predictions in Chapter One. What
is the size of the opportunity and sustainability of each organic category?”
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THE DAWN OF A NEW FRONTIER – A SUSTAINABLE GLOBAL ORGANIC FARMING SYSTEM. SHANGRI – LA! 06/20/10 06/20/10
Organic foods: Are they safer? More nutritious? (2008). Retrieved January 19, 2010 from http://www.mayoclinic.com/Health/organic-f ood/NU00255/METHOD=print 2007 Organic Consumer Trends Report. (2008). January 19, 2010 from http://www.nmisolutions.com/r_organic.html Safeway: Ingredients for life. (2008). Retrieved January 19, 2010 from http://www.safeway.com/IFL/Grocery/Home 06/20/10