Why is organic food more expensive than conventional food?

It may seem ironic, but organically produced food products are generally more expensive than conventionally grown products for a number of reasons.  

  1. It cost more because there is more labor involved.

  2. As much as, half of organic produce is damaged by bugs and must be thrown away.

  3. Post-harvest handling cost and transportation cost for small amounts is much higher.

The prices of organic products also include additional expenses that conventional produce farms do not incur, including:

  1. Natural enrichment, enhancement, and environmental protection costs.

  2. Animal welfare care

  3. Farmers are paid more money per unit than conventional farmers, because less is produced.