Organic v. Conventional: a graphic cost-comparison



Great example of what happens when a reporter and a graphics person who both flunked all their math classes collaborate on The non-zero baselines exaggerate the differences and distorts the relative differences. For example, the 2016 prices for bread and pie filling are about the same distance apart on the chart, even though the organic bread costs more than twice as much and the pie filling costs less than 10% more.

Personally I buy for flavor, which first and foremost means buying direct from farmers. The factory-farm organic stuff they sell at big supermarket chains is generally as mediocre as their conventional stuff.