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Think Organic Food Is Too Expensive? Try the Farmers Market Instead of Whole Foods

Corporate food companies are selling more and more organic products—but they aren't passing along to consumers savings generated by increased production.





November 11, 2013




Steve Holt









Steve Holt







Steve Holt writes about food for Edible Boston, Boston Magazine, The Boston Globe, and elsewhere.





(Photo: Visions of Our Land/Getty Images)






Here’s a sure sign the economy is rebooting after the Great Recession: More of us are buying organic food than ever. 



The USDA Economic Research Service reported in October that sales of organics totaled $28 billion in 2012—an 11 percent increase from the previous year—and have completely rebounded after declining between 2007 and 2009.




That shoppers finally have a bit more money in their pockets now that the recovery is well under way certainly has contributed to Americans’ ability to buy more organic products. 


What we can’t credit for the organic bump, however, is lower bills for such foods at checkout. 


And the continually high cost of organic foods is prohib…

LIST OF ATTENDEES : IPO GLOBAL PINEAPPLE CONFERENCE (COSTA RICA) NOVEMBER 01, 2013 ...

Agnes Delfortrie, Max Villalobos, Luis Matamoros, Noemi McGregor and Patricia Compres








Belisario Caicedo admires IPO Global Pineapple Conference Momento










IPO Global Pineapple Conference Recognition







David Ponce, Max Komjathy, Robert Lee-Hoy, Gustavo Lora








Jose Concepcion , Raul Alonso






















GROWERS / EXPORTERS


BENGALA AGRICOLA

Belisario Caicedo
Francoise Cavard
Gustavo Barona


GRUPO ACON

Luis Matamoros



CHESTNUT HILL FARMS / COSTA RICA

Dr. Llloyd Berg



HISPACORI S.A.

Sonia Alvarado
Nestor Ramirez




FYFFES / COSTA RICA

Roberto Aragon


BANACOL / COSTA RICA

Javier Saborio


AGROINDUSTRIAL LA FLOR

Damaris Chavarria


FRUTA INTERNACIONAL S.A.

Alvaro Figueroa



CHULA BRAND / AGRICOLA MARTINEZ

Aldo Curiel


TABAFRESH

Ernesto Maurer
Alejandro Hernandez
Victor Vazquez




COMPAGNIE FRUITIERE

Agnes Delefortrie


TECNOFRUT

Alejandro Alvarado


PINICOLA
MEXICAN PINEAPPLE EXPORTERS ASSOCIATION

Emilio Lopez







CANAPEP

De: Rebeca Sequeira [mailto:rsequeira@canapep.com]
Enviado el: Jueves, 23 de Mayo de 2013 07:48
Para: 'Sonia Alvarado '
Asunto: RE: Invitacion al Prim…