Negative Effects Of Organic Food

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Organic food is becoming a more popular and growing industry. Many people believe it has greater health benefits to offer and is better for the environment. However, the label "organic" does not necessarily mean that it is healthier than its non-organic counterpart. Organic food is only marginally healthier, and costs much more. Therefore, organic is not worth what it is hyped up to be.
Compared to non-organic food, organic produce is more expensive, sometimes by quite a larger margin. According to a 2015 consumer report based off foods from Fresh Direct, regular beef cost six dollars and forty-nine cents a pound, whereas organic cost nine dollars and ninety-nine cents per pound. That’s a three dollar and fifty cents difference, which over time adds up to be a big difference on how much is spent on food for a person. Going from buying regular food to switching to organic would create a huge change in a budget and could quickly cause issues. Also, many families cannot afford to buy organic all the time. If organic foods were to be the only produce option in stores, then "you reduce your intake of fruits and vegetables by just one-thousandth of an ounce a day," and a person's wellbeing could decline (Lomborg, 3). Higher prices could result in people not getting a balanced, nutritional diet and lead to more health-related issues. Fruits and vegetables are necessary to provide the vitamins and minerals other foods cannot, and if produce prices are increased because they are
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