Organic and Cheap?

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Organic food is produced without agrochemicals but generally costs more. Perversely, some marketing for organic food leads us to believe it’s only for the wealthy, presumably because the marketing is based on its high cost or because they believe it must taste better, and usually it doesn’t.

It’s just better for nature, the farms and the rural communities and normally but not always has a lower carbon footprint.

But organic food can be cheap:

  • buy it in the supermarket when on offer or in the own-brand range. Supermarkets are notoriously good at getting the lowest prices from the farmers.
  • buy smaller quantities in exactly the amount needed – easy enough when buying loose and in ‘unpackaged’ shops
  • buy in bulk and freeze
  • sign up to an organic veggie box
  • eat seasonally
  • non-vegan content warning: if you eat meat, eat less but savour it – the animals will have lived better lives
  • grow your own
  • sign up to an organic supplier newsletter e.g. Soil Association offers

By Adam Hardy

Zoologist at heart. Environmentalist by necessity. Stage hand, financial trader, secretary, card payments designer, software developer, fossil fuel big data warehouse consultant. Amateur psychologist. Now climate change salvage engineer.