What makes organic onions expensive? (and why you should care)

So what’s the deal with organic onions?

They are 3.5 times more than conventional!!

Are they really worth it?

Most organic onions in NZ come from one farm in Hawkes Bay – Bostock, the same farming family that are famous for organic apples.

Instead of regularly spraying their fields with a herbicide like glyphosate to control weeds, they employ 200 people to hand weed their fields!

So I guess the question is…. is the negative impact to our health, soil, water and environment greater or less than 3.5 times the cost to farm organically and provide local employment?

If you have thoughts on the matter, let us know!

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