The future of organic food could be negatively affected by the next USDA’s National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting in Savannah, Georgia. During this meeting, certain conventional food companies are planning to lobby the USDA into passing laws to reduce the regulations on organic food or create more loopholes. If they succeed, they may be able to get the USDA to approve the use of synthetic chemicals and unnatural ingredients in organic food. If the USDA allows this, it will endanger the integrity of organic food in the U.S.
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Have you ever wondered why organic food cost more than conventional food? Some people think that organic food is more expensive because it is not grown with pesticides and herbicides. Pesticides and herbicides can increase yield; therefore, they can lower the cost of the food. However, the difference in price is not that significant. The main reason why conventional food is cheaper than organic food is because of government subsidies (financial assistance). In other words, the conventional foods that you buy at your local grocery store are cheaper because your government is using your taxes to support them.