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58 Percent of Consumers Prefer Organic : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

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 is too expensive. Harsh weather and strong demand for all kinds of food are pushing prices higher across the board, as NPR's Marilyn Geewax reported last month. After price, the second-most common reason people prefer non-organics is that they're more readily available, a sentiment expressed by 21 percent of respondents. This i...

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