Buying organic food helps farmers live comfortably.
This cannot be farther from the truth. Sure, the record-keeping became harder but in 2010, Washington State University saw that 18 farmers had to give up on the certification. From 2003 and 2005, 523 farmers dropped out of California’s organic program and the trend is the same all around the world. Farmers on Britain discontinued organic farming because of the survivability. It is harder to produce things organically, so they must implement the price hike. This results to no one buying their products.
Keeping the records may not be hard for some but it is time consuming. Time is equal to money, as well. The certification becomes unreachable if small farmers are to do it by themselves. Some choose to be non-certified and be called “sustainable.”