The High Price of Organic Food

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So, I usually shop Whole Foods for organic foods, still reading each label. But now, money is low with birthdays and Christmas on the way and I’m not getting paid what I used to. So, now I see at other grocery stores they have a line of organic foods. Now, usually these brands haven’t carried organic foods before but with people seeking alternatives they have now started an organic food line. Should we trust these organic foods (still reading labels)? For example, how does one brand make a non-organic bread then make an organic breadd? I’m sure it’s not different factories making each one separately. So, I’m curious, where do you shop for organic brands on a budget, a really tight budget. I should still be able to proved quality food for my family without paying my whole paycheck. I know Organic Foods cost more so please spare me that speech. Just wondering what some of you do; and yes I shop around. I shop at Meijer, Whole Foods and Target so I can get the best bang for my buck. And yes I cook everyday, no fast food or processed foods. Thank you

You could make your own bread cheaper than any store bought. A bag of whole-grain or organically grown flour is less exepensive than buying a loaf pre-made. That said, I’m also on a tight budget and I try to eat organic–and there are few options for cutting costs. When the label reads "organic" it doesn’t meant the PROCESS is organic, it means the ingredients are–so sure–they can make both kinds of bread in the same factory. The actual bread-making equipment is not going to impart any non-organic ingredients.

I use farmers’ markets for produce–they are usually cheaper to buy in-season produce at these than at the grocery store. I make my own breads sometimes–once the initial ingredients are bought, they last a while–so your only expense is buying your flour, honey and butter. I will not buy grocery store eggs anymore–the organic, cage-free ones are just better all around–and yes, they are almost twice the price–but with as few as I eat or use, it’s not a huge expense. I also only drink soy milk and all major brands are organic and non-GMO–and it costs as much as regular milk. For canned vegetables, I just buy the least expensive ones that contain the least sodium–salt–because with canned vegetables you are getting vegetables that are usually processed just after picking–which means they have ripened in the fields, not in a warehouse or unnaturally ripened. I trust those for occasional use. And I grow a lot of my own stuff–lettuce, spinach, tomatoes and peppers. Lettuce and spinach can be grown almost year round in pots or containers if you have a sunny enough location for them–and they don’t mind cold weather.

I know it’s tough to find these foods if you’re on a tight budget. I think you can trust it when the label says organic–because "organic" means a specific thing in the US food industry (whereas "natural" doesn’t mean anything, or can mean anything at all.) Organic means it’s grown without pesticides or additives. I shop at discount food stores like Aldi’s when I want some foods–and like you, I read labels. I won’t compromise on my eggs or dairy–but on other things like canned foods and packaged foods, I either make my own versions using bulk ingredients or try to get the versions with as few additives as possible. And I use my dehydrator to preserve foods that are in season and cheaper when they are plentiful–such as apples, peaches, vegetables and so forth–dehydrated foods can be kept in plastic bags in the freezer for many years–and on the shelf for up to a year without refrigeration. That has saved me a lot of money–because I don’t have to buy even 1/4 of the canned foods I used to buy. And anything can be dehydrated–even fragile foods like greens and mushrooms. It’s also a good way to use produce that is on sale and "past it’s prime"–bananas, for instance. If you invest a little in a dehydrator, you can save yourself a lot of money over time. I also shop at places like Mr. Bulky when I want flour, cornmeal or oats, nuts or dried fruits–they are cheaper there than in the smaller packages at the stores.

You’re doing pretty much what you have to do–shopping carefully and considering everything you eat. That’s about all you can do.

Does drinking coffee help reduce the addiction or daily cravings of alcohol. Can one develops an addiction to coffee? (from the caffeine)
Will the coffee addiction ever have a chance of switching over from alcohol to coffee?

This is for a research paper on an experimental analysis of behavior treatment.

The act of drinking coffee will not replace the craving for alcohol and it will not lessen it. Addiction is the unrelenting physical and mental need for a mind altering substance or high. An alcoholic in recovery has to be vigilant about not cross addicting, which is what you are touching on. And coffee, in large amounts, is a stimulant. So is tobacco, which is why so many addicts smoke.

Addicts that gravitate toward ‘stimulants’, like coke or meth, diet pills, etc can take off with coffee or energy drinks. Also, any addict can cross addict to a whole different area, like gambling, sex, video games… It’s the mind going to unhealthy amounts of something to escape. Bottom line.

If someone is ‘addicted’ to caffeine (and I wonder how you are using the word; clinically or casually?) they could move to alcohol, I guess, to change to a mind altering substance but I don’t see that as a big danger. I see the other way around as a danger because caffeine is seen an ‘safe’ and larger amounts can creep up and create a need. I have seen former meth addicts relapse starting with energy drinks…..

Hope this helps.

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I have been loosely following the news lately because of traveling and being busy. I was wondering how did Whole Food Market gain popularity in a down market? I looked at some news saying that its stock rose by a whooping 300%. While all other big-stock values with big names were flip-flopping like pancakes. I don’t understand did I miss something on the news? Did the government promote some bill so that organic food can be sold more? Or did some impossible protest made Organic Food popular? I don’t understand it as a person looking at a regular view point or as a financial researcher. Please tell me what happened.

You’re kind of asking a few different questions. Your main ones seem to be about organic foods gaining popularity, and another question asks about the success of Whole Foods Markets, which does sell a lot of organic food, but not exclusively.

Organic food has been around a long time. Probably the 1970s is when it really emerged as a niche market, and specialty stores began offering organic foods. The popularity of organic foods has pretty much steadily increased since then, to the point where now it makes up about 5-7% of all food purchased. That may seem small, but keep in mind the food market is huge. Although it’s emergence may seem sudden to you, the development of the organic market has been anything but, instead growing over many years. The rate of growth of organic foods has increased in recent years, perhaps as a response to conventional modern agriculture’s rapid adoption of new technologies. Things like genetically modified crop varieties and drugs that accelerate weight gain in animals make agriculture more productive but turn some people off, and as the amount of technology used on farms increases, the number of people who wish to buy food produced without some of it grows.

Around the year 2000, the organic market had grown to a point where national standards and enforcement of them were neccesary to ensure integrity to the organic brand, and the USDA national organic program was created. Some feel the USDA takeover of the organic brand gave it an increased legitimacy, and helped grow organic sales.

As far as Whole Foods goes – yes, they’ve been very successful, but they’re certainly not an overnight success. Their website has a pretty good page with their history, so I won’t repeat it here, but they more or less mirror the organic story – they started as a single location health food store and grew both through expansion, and later, acquisition of similar chains. No other "health food / natural food" store or whatever category you want to put them in has managed to achieve the kind of scale and geographical reach they have.

As far as their stock performance goes, yes, over the past 5 years they may be up 300%, but YTD, they’ve actually underperformed the S&P 500, and they’re well below the return of conventional grocer Kroger. I think their long term prospects remain bright, but I’m not sure they’re going to produce big gains in the short term.

Coffee are too expensive than other items sold in restaurants. Why?

Restaurants will put an enormous mark up on coffee, tea etc.

The solution? Have your coffee and tea at home. You can buy some very good products for a lot less than you’ll pay at restaurant.