Here's another complaint I hear: "But it's much more expensive than non-organic food." Again, it's your health we're talking about here. What's more important, short term savings or huge doctors' bills down the line? Guess which'll cost you more in the long run?! Again, do the math.
Also, politics are to blame for the high cost of organic food. Guess who the government's giving subsidies to these days? Yeah, it's the fat cats who don't need them. Subsidies for corn, wheat, etc., given to big agribiz over smaller, organic farms. And this enables those big companies to lower the cost of their crappy, unhealthy food and, in comparison, makes the organic stuff seem really expensive. And a lot of that corn from those large corn subsidies is being turned right into corn syrup. Yep, corn syrup. And it's in TONS of foods that people eat, and it's making us sick. Don't like these policies? Then get in contact with your local/state/federal government representatives. Don't just complain, get off your duff and try to DO something about it! Join a coalition. Start a petition and learn how your state/federal government works, so you can redress the issues and find out how to get these issues on the ballot.
Furthermore, if you're in a situation where the money is tight, wouldn't you rather spend the money to eat right than buy a few extra, expensive toys that I probably don't need anyhow?! If we really examined our spending habits, we'd probably see that some of what we view as "necessary" really isn't. If you're living paycheck to paycheck but are still buying crap you don't really need, then it's all your fault if you don't have enough money left over for good food. You have no right to complain about it. It's a false argument. Don't have the money? Yes, you do. You just are just choosing other things over your own health and the health of your family. Time to get your priorities straight. ;-P Yeah, I'm doling out the tough love today, and I don't care who hears it.
And here's another complaint I hear that needs to be debunked: "But I can't find organic food in my area." Whine, whine, whine. If you look for obstacles, you will surely find them. ;-P Well, either make the effort to really look or do something about it! If your supermarket doesn't have enough of these foods to your liking, then let them know. Demand better, or if they don't comply, find someplace that is better. Also, these days there are plenty of CSAs ( Community Supported Agriculture distribution centers ) around the country. Plus, there are, in fact, some local farms that don't turn their food into mutant creations. You just have to want to find these resources. They even exist in big cities, so you can't use that excuse either. ;-P Or, if you have the space or access to a community garden, you can always grow your own. It's actually really fun and rewarding to watch your fruit and veggies grow. Who knows, you might even like gardening and find you've discovered a new hidden talent. :)