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Organic Foods That Aren’t Worth Organic Prices

GOBankingRates Logo By Morgan Quinn of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 11: <p>While there are many benefits to eating organic, the biggest downside is often cost.</p><p>According to Consumer Reports, organic foods are 47 percent more expensive than their conventional counterparts, usually because of costs associated with certification and farming practices. Not only does it take more time to raise food this way, but farmers also can't cut corners by using pesticides to kill weeds or control infestations. Moreover, organic foods spoil faster because they aren't treated with waxes or preservatives, so farmers have to absorb greater losses.</p><p>While some organic produce is safer than its non-organic counterparts, that isn't the case for all your favorite fruits and veggies. Before you blow this month's grocery budget, avoid these organic foods to <a href="https://www.gobankingrates.com/saving-money/35-ways-save-hundreds-groceries/">save money on groceries</a>.</p>

While there are many benefits to eating organic, the biggest downside is often cost.

According to Consumer Reports, organic foods are 47 percent more expensive than their conventional counterparts, usually because of costs associated with certification and farming practices. Not only does it take more time to raise food this way, but farmers also can't cut corners by using pesticides to kill weeds or control infestations. Moreover, organic foods spoil faster because they aren't treated with waxes or preservatives, so farmers have to absorb greater losses.

While some organic produce is safer than its non-organic counterparts, that isn't the case for all your favorite fruits and veggies. Before you blow this month's grocery budget, avoid these organic foods to save money on groceries.

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