Are organic products more expensive than conventional products?
You obviously have to spend more capital for a jar of organic honey, than a jar of “whatever” honey, but does that make the organic honey expensive?
The word expensive doesn’t just stand for something of higher value. The higher retail cost which is attached to a product, is usually based on the higher quality of the product or the higher value it represents. If a product of low value cost twice -or more- than what it should, then it’s expensive.
It is not physically possible to have all the same products per nature or category, displayed at the exact same price and that is because different conditions apply to the production of every product. In sort…” you get what you pay for”.
So why do organic products cost more? You need to spend less on pesticides and chemicals that conventional products need. You need less man-hours to deal with all the extra work of spraying those chemicals over the field, less man-power, less everything! Right?
Organic products need multiple times more care than conventional products and are far more vulnerable to outdoor conditions, such as the weather, diseases and attacks from anything that walks, flys and -sometimes- swims. Because wildlife that is given the option -side by side- to feed either on a conventional field (on the left) or an organic field (on the right), will always choose the organic products. 10 out of 10 times.
In addition to all that, organic farming needs more hands, more fuel to move them around… you get the idea. Organic farming is more costly than conventional farming, but… the quality of the product you get at the end is of much much higher quality too. It tastes far better, it doesn’t give you cancer, it lasts longer in the fridge (or not in the fridge), it is digested better from your system (you can see a big change on… the way out) and in general provides a healthier living.
So, is it expensive, or is it worth what you pay for? Well, the final word belongs to you, the consumer.