Serious Eats: Talk
Organic Certification, is it worth it?
My familly is looking to retail farm products. Some retailers, natural food places, want "certified organic". Looking into the cost of getting certified makes me think it is a crock of s*%@! I don't get it - what started as such a good thing way back when has become a money maker for these organizations that "certify" according to guidlines set up by the government. How has it come to this? I can claim "organic" until I reach $5000 in sales. After that it would cost me around $800. EVERY year. Doesn't seem cost effective for a seal that would make consumers buy my product. It would take a lot more than $5000 dollars in sales to justify paying for this certification! No wonder it costs so much to buy organic at your typical grocery store. Again, How did it come to this?!?