23 Jul '11, 9pm

58 Percent of Consumers Prefer Organic: Photo: ianmalcm A recent Thompson Reuters poll found that 58 percent of...

A recent Thompson Reuters poll found that 58 percent of consumers prefer organic to conventional foods if given the choice, according to an article on Huffington Post . The numbers are highest in the young and educated segments of the population. But does this mean that we're buying more organic than conventional? Not so fast. Each month Thompson Reuters surveys about 3,000 people on varying health issues and this month the questions revolved around organic food. While Americans are more concerned with toxins and want to support more local farmers than ever before, cost seems to cause them to often make different choices. With world food prices growing as a result of increased demand, external conflict, and strange weather patterns, consumers are hesitant to buy organic which they deem more expensive. According to NPR's SHOTS : A majority -- 54 percent -- say organic food ...

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