I went to the grocery store so I could compare the prices of organic and non-organic foods. I knew that organic foods are more expensive, but I wanted to find out exactly how much more people have to pay for organic foods. I'll start with the produce I looked at. To my surprise, there wasn't a very big price different between the organic fruits and vegetable and the non-organic ones.
Organic: $2.99- 10% higher
Organic: $1.99- 35% higher
Granny Smith Apples:
Non-organic: $1.99 per pound
Organic: $2.49 per pound- 20% higher
I also compared the prices of milk and ground beef. These types of food had slightly higher price differences between them.
Non-organic: $3.19 per gallon
Organic: $4.29 per gallon- 26% higher
Non-organic: $3.89 per pound
Organic: $5.49 per pound- 30% higher
I thought it was interesting to compare the different foods because I've never really noticed what the price differences were. Before I went to the store, I was actually expecting the organic foods to be more expensive than they were. I think spending a little extra on organic foods is worth all the nutritional benefits they provide.