Green Cost of Being Green

Being “Green” is expensive.  The whole thing about the hybrid car hoo-hah should have shown you that.  You’d have to drive your hybrid for 110 years to recoup your investment.  Today, boys and girls, we’re going to tackle food.

Let’s start with “Green” foods.  I’m going to actually tell you that for the purposes of this comparison, it’s “organic” food vs. regular food.   Now, I don’t know about you but my paycheck certainly isn’t 3, 4, or 5 times bigger than it was last year.  I can’t justify jeapordizing the kids’ college funds in order to feed them “green” food. Worse yet, you have to take someone’s word for it that these thing
weren’t grown in Panama or Chile where pesticides like DDT are still

Now, these prices come from my local supermarket and my local organic food store.  Your mileage may vary, as they say.  But as you can see, the price per ounce for “organic” food is several times what the price per ounce is for “regular” food. 

Product Price Size of Package Price Per Ounce
Organic    Berries 7.89 24 0.32875
Regular    Berries 7.99 64 0.12484375
“Green”    Tuna 3.85 4 0.9625
Regular Tuna 0.5 6 0.083333333
Organic    Chicken Breasts 6.39 10 0.639
Regular    Chicken Breasts 1.29 16 0.080625
Organic    Ketchup 5 24 0.208333333
Regular    Ketchup 1.88 36 0.052222222
Organic    Mustard 2.79 9 0.31
Regular    Mustard 1 14 0.071428571
Organic Beef 70.3 80 0.87875
Regular Beef 4.99 16 0.311875
Organic    Coffee 42.95 80 0.536875
Regular    Coffee 3 13 0.230769231