Study explores organic food price premiums

Study explores organic food price premiums

Retail-level price premiums were more than 20% of non-organic price for majority of products.

The organic food sector has been one of the fastest-growing parts of the food industry since the U.S. Department of Agriculture began regulating organic labels on food in 2002. According to USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS), it even grew during the Great Recession (December 2007 to June 2009) as organic products became available in more retail outlets.

A newly released USDA study compared prices between 17 non-organic and organic food products and found that retail-level organ

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