WHY IS ORGANIC FOOD MORE EXPENSIVE THAN CONVENTIONAL FOOD?

by | 2017 | Food, Inspiration, The Lills

We’ve heard people mention that the reason why they don’t eat organic food often is because it is expensive and we understand. When we visit a grocery store, usually there is a ton of GMO and conventionally grown produce, which is pretty affordable, while the same fruits and vegetables in their organic form are barely present and overpriced.

One would think that organic growing and producing would be far less expensive than food that goes through multiple processes and modifications, but it just isn’t so. Big companies have found a way to produce and sell large amounts of junk food for a price most people will pay.

Why Is Organic Produce More Expensive Than Convenional GMO Processed Food | The Lills

Too many people are buying food based on what they can afford, instead of what is good for them. Synthetic foods, like cereal, chips, microwaveable items and candy are disrupting our natural makeup and the list of ailments that come from a poor diet is too long to write out. Yet at the same time, barely anyone knows that by changing their diet, they can change the PH levels in their body to cure ailments and diseases.

People might save money in the short-term when it comes to buying cheap food, but they often pay health-wise in the long-run. Whether we buy from the grocery, go to farmers markets, online or grow our own gardens, there are ways to get the good stuff on a budget. We know from experience that if we remove the middle man (grocery stores) and buy directly from organic farmers, we can enjoy affordable organic produce as often as we want. Going to a farm or market is way more fun than going to the grocery anyway. Plus, growing our own organic food can help fill in.

It doesn’t mean we won’t go to the store to buy ingredients or food, but we can make more conscious decisions when fueling our bodies. We can also make better choices when it comes to supporting companies who produce food. We learned big brand companies are using science to create “snackability” in their cheap foods. This helps make their products addictive and delicious to the mind and taste buds.

At the end of the day, the two of us would rather let go of other expenses to be sure we can shop right and eat right. There is so much to gain from choosing organic, knowing where our food comes from, what processes it may have gone through and how it was handled. We hope that more people learn to say no to cheap conventional/GMO/synthetic food and begin choosing organic food, so we can all live healthily and happily ever after.

*For more info on how to make the transition to healthy diet here.

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