i eat raw a lot and have found that the organic produce is ridiculously high priced (seems like it should cost less b/c $ isn't spent on pesticides...?) and often not as fresh as the regular produce. also while researching why organic is so costly i discovered that what the USDA stamps organic is really not at all. mostly they allow percentages of chemical and non-organic farming practices into the criteria for approving organic items. so if you buy organic to avoid pesticides and chemicals, you are wasting money.