Organic food cost a cautionary tale
In case anyone still believes the implementation of this initiative "won't cost you a dime," take a look at the difference in supermarket prices between regularly grown and "organic" produce. Just this week a regular cucumber at our local store was 50 cents, an "organic" one was $1.60! One pound of regular cabbage cost 69 cents, the organic one was $1.59 per pound. Since there still is no good and valid definition of what constitutes organic -- nor is there a mechanism to ascertain that an "organic" item is indeed so -- we'll be voting against I-522.
Frank and Sally Baumann