The need to organic food is definitely growing in Canada. Ten years ago when I was shopping for organic food the selection was limited and the price was steep. Today, that has changed, organic food is much more accessible, but the cost for some items is still pretty high (like meat for example).
I hate wasting food; it bothers me so much to throw away food that I have either forgotten at the back of the fridge, or simply did not use it in time before it goes off. Over the years I have learned and put into practice a few simple things that have helped me immensely in cutting back on the volume of food I throw out with an added bonus, of saving me some green ($$) in the process.