Why is Organic Food so *#@! Expensive?? – Ali Partovi

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Do you ever wonder why organic food is so expensive?  Ali Partovi explains that it’s not because the food is more expensive to grow – find out the real reason why you pay more for organic.

Video Length: 00:13:12

  • About Ali Partovi

    Co-Founder Code.org

    Ali Partovi has been described by the San Jose Mercury News as one of “Silicon Valley's top angel investors,” having ...read more.


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Discussion Questions

  • What are the pros and cons of buying organic food?
  • At 2:07, Ali shares eye-opening statistics which demonstrate that the devoted organic shopper profile is identical to the general United States profile. Do you think most people are aware of this? What don’t we hear these statistics more frequently?

Take Action

  1. Shop in Season Many products are less expensive when they are purchased in season. Whether you are buying flowers or a bag of cherries, it’s worth it to see what’s in store in terms of deals on seasonal products.
  2. Explore farm stands and farmers markets.
  3. Become a member of a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)! Find it on Eat Well Guide
  4. Community supported agriculture, or CSA, is emerging as a convenient and cost-effective way to buy organic products. A single CSA share can provide you with affordable access to a wide range of organic products!
  5. Go to Change Food’s Tumblr site to share and give us feedback on your experiences.