Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010


Why Buy Organic?
The pesticide risk is lower, and if the food is local and in season, it will taste better than produce that ripens during shipping. Better for the planet too.
Price: Bananas, 54¢ each.

Why Buy Conventional?
The price is lower, and not everyone has a handy farmers' market close to home. There is not much nutritional difference between conventional and organic produce.
Price: Bananas, 45¢ each.

Verdict: Conventional. Eating any produce is better than not eating it at all. Price matters — though the environment does too.

Source: Food prices from