The Price Gap Between Organic and Conventional Foods: Is it Shrinking for Common WIC-Eligible Foods?

August 6, 2020

Insight’s food and nutrition team analyzed data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) Weekly Retail Organic Price Comparison. We used tableau to create a dashboard for users to explore price trends by food category. Results indicated that, for eggs, milk, and cheese, the price gap between organic and conventional food items was usually more than 50 cents, with organic higher in cost. For 32-oz yogurt, conventional regular yogurt was usually less expensive than organic.

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