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Organic price premiums dip as demand grows, choices multiply

Melanie Wong | Feb 26, 201903:33 PM     5

" . . . Organic and conventional vegetables are grown in similar ways, so the price difference tends to be lower. Organic farmers can save money by not using pesticides or synthetic fertilizers, but they may have to pay more for workers to pull weeds or control bugs, Moghtader said.

One reason organic premiums are falling is the increase in products on the shelves. Organics used to be confined to health food stores and high-end groceries like Whole Foods, but mainstream stores are increasingly offering them. Kroger, one of the nation’s largest grocery chains, says it stocks 9,000 organic items in its stores and notched $1 billion in organic produce sales in 2017. . ."

Organic Price Premiums Dip As Demand Grows, Choices Multiply

DETROIT >> U.S. shoppers are still paying more for organic food, but the price premium is falling as organic options multiply.

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