Why is organic produce more expensive?
The tightened conditions surrounding the entire cultivating and manufacturing process of the goods account for higher prices.
- 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.