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How Much Does Eating Organic Cost? Christine Selvy Jess Stehr Tyler Wood
Organic vs. Non-Organic Organic food: – Produced using environmentally sound methods Lack: – Pesticides and chemical fertilizers – GMOs Are not processed using: – Irradiation – Industrial solvents – Chemical food additives
How much does eating organic cost? 1.We each wrote down 11 items that we would typically buy when going to the grocery store. 2.We collaborated and determined which items between the three of us were the most common. 3.We went to Safeway in downtown Portland and compared prices of these items per unit (e.g. price per ounce/pound) and recorded them.
Food Comparisons ItemOrganic Brand and PriceNon-Organic Brand and Price Peanut butterMaranatha 31.2¢/oz.Simply Jif 17.2¢/oz. Whole grain breadDaves Killer Bread 20.0¢/oz.Franz 16.9¢/oz. CerealCascadian Farm Honey Nut Os 45.1¢/oz. General Mills Honey Nut Cheerios 26.5 ¢/oz. 1% milkSafeway Organic 4.8¢/oz.Lucerne 2.4¢/oz. Apple juiceSafeway Organic 6.3¢/oz.Safeway 4.7¢/oz. BananaDole Organics 89¢/lb.Chiquita 89¢/lb. Oats and Honey granola bar Barbaras 74.3¢/oz.Nature Valley 33.6¢/oz. Boneless, skinless chicken breast Safeway Organic $8.99/lb.Eating Right $3.99/lb. CarrotEarthbound Farms $1.80/lb.Eating Right $1.25/lb. SpinachSafeway Organics 79.8¢/oz.Fresh Express 54.9¢/oz. Chamomile teaTraditional Medicinal 32.9¢/oz.Celestial 18¢/oz.
Food Comparison: Produce
Food Comparison: Grains
Food Comparison: Beverages
Food Comparison: Protein
Food Comparison: Overall Price
Conclusion In general, organic foods are more expensive to buy at the store. – One must take into consideration the resources used in the production and transportation of the food to the consumer Non-organic foods are more likely to go on sale because of greater supply and demand. The average income of the population inclines people to buy non-organic because of its cheapness. – Contributes to higher supply and demand of non- organics vs. organic