The Mean Green Movement
Organic foods are foods that are made in a way that limits or excludes the use of non-organic pesticides, insecticides and herbicides during production, which is how they differ from "conventional" food. Organic livestock must be reared without the routine use of
antibiotics and hormones. The price of organic food is more expensive because those farmers do not receive as much money as commercial farmers do and also because their production takes more effort, therefore resulting in them not being able to produce as much. In 2008, mandatory spending on farm subsidies was $7.5 billion whereas only $15 million was given to programs for organic and local farming. So, since organic food is technically more healthier and contains less additives then why should the price be higher? If you believe that the government should increase their grants and subsidies for organic farmers and lower the amount they give to commercial farmers, which would result in the lowering of prices for organic food, then SIGN THIS PETITION!