I agree, ground flaxseed is very healthy for you in many ways. I cant afford to buy all organic, and I know this is not a comment on THIS brand and product, but FYI - I have bought ground and whole flax seed (another brand, "Good Grains", not organic, but tastes good and so far good quality flax and brand the last 2 years) from the "99 Cent Only" stores in So. California. $0.99 for 453 grams/16 oz, of natural whole grain or shredded "Good Grains" brand flax, with no shipping cost or extra packaging.
My family farms non-organic flax in Canada and I have worked on some of the harvests. After working with huge metal bins of flax and other grains, it is hard to imagine 400 grams of flax going for $6 or more dollars, but that is what happens in getting products to consumers....markup and sales supply at work. Some things have a lot more markup than others!