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Organic food are good for health as well as very expensive

 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 2:14 am    Post subject: Organic food are good for health as well as very expensive Reply with quote

Certified organic products are generally more expensive than their conventional counterparts (for which prices have been declining) for a number of reasons:

Organic food supply is limited as compared to demand;
Production costs for organic foods are typically higher because of greater labour inputs per unit of output and because greater diversity of enterprises means economies of scale cannot be achieved;
Post-harvest handling of relatively small quantities of organic foods results in higher costs because of the mandatory segregation of organic and conventional produce, especially for processing and transportation;
Marketing and the distribution chain for organic products is relatively inefficient and costs are higher because of relatively small volumes.

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