There are so many reasons to buy organic if it's at all affordable. A number of those reasons are already discussed. Bees are truly imperiled and pesticides are one reason they're dying off. (See the film "More Than Honey" on Netflix) We NEED bees and butterflies to pollinate many of our crops; pesticides and GMO's are killing them at alarming rates. I have a low food budget but have always managed to buy mostly organic foods. The money I save by not buying prepared foods, junk food, or meat allows me to buy organic fruits, veggies, etc.