Do you have to be rich to eat organic?
All-natural foods cost much more because of labor-intensive farming, but lower prices may be on the way
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
LESLIE COLE, The Oregonian
Danita Bergseng, pushing her cart along a supermarket produce aisle in Southwest Portland, sings a common refrain about whether or not to buy organic food. She likes the idea, but balks at the prices.
“I would buy it all the time,” says the wife and mother of a 17-year-old son, “if it weren’t so expensive.”
So while wild salmon, organic milk and the lovely landscape of Whole Foods beckon, she can’t go there.