Santa Maria Sun / Street Wise
Would you pay more for produce if farmers were able to reduce the amount of pesticides used on them?
“No. We started using pesticides to keep bugs out of our produce. I don’t want to bite down on an apple and have a worm in it. It seems like that would be
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“Yes; I want quality. I prefer organic and am willing to pay whatever for my food not to have all the chemicals.”
“No. Groceries are already too expensive as it is, and I really don’t think it matters a whole lot if pesticides are used or not. Why would I pay more for something that farmers spend less on?”
“Yes, I would definitely pay more. I’m an outdoorsman, and I think it would most likely help the environment in terms of other species dealing with surface runoff.”
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