When I tell people that I purchase my organic foods for less than or equal to the price of pesticide-laden and/or GMO foods, they aren’t really sure what to believe. Although a lot of organic foods are more expensive than GMO foods, there are a few that I buy on a regular basis at no extra cost. So let’s get right to it.
I choose oranges rather than processed orange juice because of the vastly different nutritional content between the two, which I will describe in a later post. The non-sale price of Navel oranges at Publix is $1.69/lb. The bag of organic oranges are priced at $6.99 for 4 pounds. This equals $1.75/lb. It will knock you back 6 cents per pound of organic oranges you buy.
Green Bell Peppers
A study from the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine found that green peppers help prevent anti-radical formation. They are also high in vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and fiber.
GMO green bell peppers are $2.49/lb. Organic green bell peppers are $4.99 for 2lbs. Making this purchase will set you back a penny. Maybe you’ll find a penny that someone left at the cash register. Then you’d be making the trade without spending any extra money.
It is well-known that carrots contain Vitamin A, which helps prevent a number of diseases that relate to vision. Carrots also contain fiber, potassium, folate, magnesium, vitamin E and zinc. They are known to decrease the risk of lung cancer, prostate cancer, leukemia and more.
Depending on which cut of carrots you compare, you could actually be saving money by buying organic. Seen in the photos below, GMO carrots can range from $1.25/lb to $2.29/lb (with non-sale prices). In order to buy at the $1.25 price point, you would need to wait until they go on sale. The organic carrots are always $1.29/lb. On a good week, you’d be down 4 cents per pound. On a week without the sale, you’d be saving a minimum of $.40/lb.
Broccoli has a strong, positive impact on our body’s detoxification system. In addition, it contains a high amount of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and folate.
Although I do not have a comparison picture for the GMO broccoli, when I took the picture, both the GMO broccoli and the organic broccoli were 2/$5.00.
Although all of the pictures came from Publix Supermarkets, it is possible to buy organic foods cheaper than GMOs elsewhere. Sometimes you might have to wait until certain deals arrive, but don’t believe that it isn’t possible to make the slow transition to organic foods. If you like this post, share it with a friend. You not only could be saving them money– you could be saving their lives as well.