While a commercially produced apple and an organically grown apple may look the same, testing shows higher quantities of nutrients in the organic one. So, while organic may cost a little more money in the short run, you get more vitamins and minerals in your apple. Organic also can be a bit more labor intensive, but that often means you are supporting your local economy. Organic agriculture conserves and enriches the topsoil instead of poisoning it and using it up, and then moving on to degrade land elsewhere. As more and more people buy organic, the price falls, due to the economy of scale. So, do your health, your community, and your environment a favor, and buy organically grown foods!