The biggest barrier for consumers regarding the consumption of organic foods is price.
Organic farms are typically smaller than industrialized factory farms and because chemical fertilizers and pesticides are not used, it takes longer for food items to reach harvest.
Additionally, because chemicals are not used, more labor is required for tasks like removal of insects and weed control.
Another major factor in the cost of organic and clean food is related to demand. Organic product sales reached $43.3 billion in 2015, which was its largest dollar gain ever, adding $4.2 billion in sales in 2015, up from the $3.9 billion recorded in 2014.
However, as with any process of bringing products to market, there are a number of entities involved. This includes producers, processors, distributors and the retailers; and many of the organic foods we consume in the U.S. are not grown here. The distance in transportation adds additional costs to distribution.
This process typically leads to a 250-300 percent markup in the cost of organic products if compared to Producer cost.
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