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The cost of eating organic and ethically

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When Jennifer Ophir grocery shops one rule applies: buy organic.

"I care what I put in my body," she says. "I want to make sure that meat, dairy, fruits vegetables don't have any unwanted pesticides or feed that I don't want in my body. What the animals eat is just as important as what I eat."

Organic food is expensive. We compared some chicken breast, for example. The organic kind is $10.99 a pound versus the non-organic with a per-pound cost of $7.59, a difference of $3.40.

But for Jennifer, organic food also keeps with her ethics on how the animal is raised on the farm.

Ethical eating is increasing in America.

Aissa O'Neil is a farmer and food supplier from the Catskills. She is in New York City for the 21st annual international restaurant show of New York. She says questions about ethical eating came up.

"People are really looking to know the exact source, where the food is grown, by whom, under what conditions," she says.

In fact, the Animal Welfare Institute in Washington, D.C., published results of a recent poll which found that more than 50 percent of persons surveyed said humane animal treatment was important to them when it came to food choices.

Chef Anthony Fassio with the National Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts says even restaurants are starting to get the message.

"Even quick service restaurants that are starting to have food that is full of humanely treated animal proteins," he says. "And certainly in New York City and other cultural cities I'm seeing the trend rise."

Some industry analysts feel you get a better return on your investment in the long run if you weigh the potential health problems of industrial food.

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