Two months ago, my son’s pre-school sent a survey whether parents would prefer organic food for the kids. We will add 35,000-won every month if we choose for organic food to be served. I chose no for the following reason:
- We have no way of verifying whether these foods are really organic.
- Even supermarket “organic foods” labelled as such cannot really be verified. You can only trust that the supermarket is diligently checking their suppliers.
- I seldom buy organic food but my family’s health is not compromised.
- Adding 35,000-won is ADDING 35,000-won.
A few days after, I was informed that 60% of the parents voted for organic foods so the rest who didn’t vote for it will have to comply.
I have nothing against organic foods. If we can have it, why not? I could eat in peace knowing the food that I am eating is chemical-free. But paying more for it is something I am not totally convinced of.
Would you pay for more?