Many consumers are concerned with the cost of buying organic,
and it's true that the price tag of an organic product is sometimes
a little higher. Labor costs, time-intensive farming methods
used by typically smaller organic farms, and the lack of government
subsidies for organic farmers all contribute to a more expensive
end-product. But when you're thinking about whether to buy
organic, you really have to look at the bigger picture.
Conventional foods have many hidden costs. The expenses
associated with personal health and environmental degradation, for
example, just weren't factored in when you bought the food.
We (and our children) will pay those costs later. With the
prices of fossil fuels rising, we'll also see conventional crops
costing more (conventional foods use fertilizers that are made from
fossil fuels). So when you consider all the issues from a
broad perspective, buying non-organic food is really just too
expensive to even consider.
When you buy organic, you make the decision to pay it forward
with each purchase. Your consumptive choices help sustain and
grow the organic farming movement, which preserves and protects the
environment for future generations. And not to mention, you
get delicious foods and quality products manufactured with
care. At Ayala's Herbal Water, we think that's a steal of a