The Cost Associated With Organic Food

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Walter Crinnion (2010) writes in his article that there were many studies conducted in the last two decades on “whether organic foods have higher levels of vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals than conventionally raised foods and whether they have fewer pesticide residues.” However, there are very few studies that actually prove that there are significant health benefits to eating organic. In my study I will focus on whether the cost associated with organic food is worth the health benefits. Crinnion (2010) wrote that one factor many researchers do not take into account is the “length of time the specific plots of land had been worked using organic methods.” He argues that it takes “years to build soil quality in a plot using organic methods…” In my hypothetical research I will take in account all factors of growing organic foods including weather, specific environment conditions, and soil condition to determine if the health benefits are worth the high cost (Crinnion, 2010). Motives of Organic Food Purchase “There is a growing body of literature on consumers’ purchasing and consumption of organic foods. We examine the literature in three areas: profile of organic food consumers; major factors affecting purchase and consumption of organic foods; and barriers to organic purchase and consumption.” V. Aslihan Nasir and Fahri Karakaya (2014) researched the underlying motives of why people purchase organic food. They found that most “consumers believe that the nutritional
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