Google+ Organic Gardens Network™: Are you willing to pay the price to eat organic?

Monday, October 11, 2010

Are you willing to pay the price to eat organic?

Personally, I feel it is definitely worth the cost? What do you think? The old saying goes "you get what you pay for," and I truly believe that. I don't know about you, but I can tell the difference between organic and conventional, specifically in the taste. Food definitely tastes incredibly better when it is grown organically.

I can remember having some conventional broccoli at a friends house recently and it didn't even taste like broccoli. In fact, it had no taste at all. It felt like a waste of time to be eating it. I flavored it with olive oil, sea salt and pepper, and that was all I could taste. It was like eating a piece of soft plastic. I certainly did not enjoy that part of the meal.

I like to actually "taste" the flavor of my food when I eat. Otherwise, what is the point of eating? Seems to me that if it has no taste, what possible nutritional value can it hold? I wouldn't think very much, if any.

I have been eating at least 90% organic foods for the past 6 years and I can count on 2 fingers the number of times I have been bothered with ill health in that time-frame. And the length of the illness was very short-lived. One incident lasted only a mere 12 hours. Even considering that I am surrounded by sick people all winter long at work, I manage to remain in good health. I feel eating organic contributes to my body's ability to stay healthy.

So the question is, do you feel the price of organic food is worth the cost? Please comment and share your thoughts. But before you do, check out this great article from Mother Nature Network that discusses this very topic covering things like the history and benefits of organic farming, what organic really means, and fertilizers, pesticides, and crop diversity.

Don't forget to post your thoughts (be the first) and share anything you feel will add to this topic. (~_~)


  1. I completely agree with you! You do get what you pay for, and in this case it's more than just flavor. When buying organic, you're also not ingesting unnecessary pesticides and antibiotics that are harmful to your body :)

  2. There is definitely so much more than taste that is a benefit to eating organic.

    I always say we pay for our health one way or the other. We either pay for it up front by eating good organic food, or we pay for it on the back end when we become ill from eating poor quality food.

    I really think it is more expensive to pay for it on the back end. Besides, paying for it on the front end is much more fun in that we can enjoy great tasting food with all the nutrients our bodies require to remain healthy.

  3. Years ago organic was more expensive and harder to get. I will always support the organic option first and even pay more. It's like donating a little extra money to mother earth. It's the least we can do.

  4. Tamara ~ Yes, we donate to Mother Earth and we also donate to ourselves in health!


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