When trying to decide which option to choose in the pasta aisle, once again it's about the processing. Organic pastas are produced and processed following USDA Organic regulations while conventional ones are made without restrictions. With a 16-ounce box of organic angel hair pasta costing around $3, and the conventional box ringing in at $1, there's a significant jump in price. It's really your call on paying the price.
Organic rice costs around $5 for a 2-pound bag and commercial at $2. A 15-ounce can of conventional beans was a budget-friendly $1 while organic options came in around $2. And the same brand of ketchup, one organic and one conventional, had almost a $2 jump in price. With pastas and rice, there's not a big difference in additives, fillers, or artificial flavorings when going with the commercial option. Just give labels a good once over before making your purchase.
Verdict: Either organic or commercial is a good choice.