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Why is organic produce more expensive?

The tightened conditions surrounding the entire cultivating and manufacturing process of the goods account for higher prices.

For instance:

  • Low and/or unsteady crop yields, as nitrogen fertilizers are not used.
  • Higher farming risks by not using chemical pesticides.
  • Use of species-appropriate feed for direct- and non-direct food-producing animals.
  • Higher expenses involved in the care and husbandry of animals.
  • Higher staff costs and general expenditure of time owing to mechanical methods of pest and weed control.
  • Higher staff expenditures due to the use of almost exclusively unprocessed goods while preparing the meals.