I am willing to bet money that you would not be able to tell the difference between "organic" and "conventional grown" in a blind taste test.
I'm willing to bet money that I can, the taste is different. I used to think like you did, till I started doing side by side taste testing myself.
Chicken, fish, tomatoes, milk, eggs, corn, garlic just to name a few.
You should drink organic milk for a month, then try a glass of the non-organic. There is a clear chemical taste. This was the biggest difference I noticed.
Personally, I am more of a supporter of supporting local farms for my produce and meat more than the whole organic kick, but it just so happens that most of my sources are organic. I do most of my food shopping at weekend farmers markets. I am also a member of a food co-op, where members actually go out and "interview" farmers and tour farms before they will start buying their product.
One shocking thing I've noticed is that I'm SAVING money by going organic and local. I've done multiple comparisons vs the chain grocery stores, and the difference is significant. Now if I were to buy organics at the chain grocery, thats where the money would get totally blown.
I prefer organic, but I don't trust labelling at all. It would be so easy to slap on a sticker or label and sell something as organic for a higher price. I like knowing where my food is coming from, why is why I try to minimize what I buy a the grocery store. I've also starting growing my own veggies this spring, and plan on expanding as I learn more.
For those of you who say that the organic farms are pushing a false agenda to sell their product, you are ****ing idiots. These companies are making pennies per dollar made by giant corporate food producers. There is a reason why these foods are banned in much of Europe.
Also, splicing two plants together is technically GE I suppose, but not what the likes of Monsanto are doing and not whats being discussed here. They are modifying DNA in labs, creating new versions of crops that are largely untested on humans. I will let you guys who are calling the OP stupid be the lab rats and after 20+ of no negative effects, I'll consider buying the GMO stuff. Until then, I'll continue saving money buying a better product than most are getting. The whole mindset of thinking that these producers care about the end comsumer at all is comical, they care about the money and nothing else. Minimizing lost crops, etc. On top of that they are destroying the small local farmers.