Does organic food turn you into a jerk?

A report recently published in the Journal of Social Psychological & Personality Science notes that exposure to organic foods can “harshen moral judgments.” In an article entitled, “Does Organic Food Turn You Into A Jerk?”, TIME magazine characterized that pronouncement as “a nice way of saying that organic-food seekers are arrogant.” We want to hear your thoughts - “Does organic food turn you into a jerk?”

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Anonymous
on Jun 2, 2012

I try to avoid the organic food when shopping.as I know it is always more expensive and difficult to produce. If buying beef because I don't have any of my own, I will pay more for "natural, non implanted" not because I am afraid of hormone residues but because it might be more tender.

Anonymous
on Jun 1, 2012

I buy both organic and non organic products. I do feel like a total eliteist after shopping at Whole Foods and the feeling can last for several hours. After shopping at Food For Less I feel like taking a shower.

Anonymous
on Jun 1, 2012

Most of the customers who pay more for ORGANIC have the income to do so.

Anonymous
on Jun 1, 2012

Organic food choices are actually good for the market. The fact that it shows that consumers are willing to pay oftentimes 1.5 to 2 times the price compared to conventionally produced crops an livestock products helps the floor priced products defend their price structure versus always being forced to go lower. It ha certainly helped all food producers defend price on a retail level. Most grocers before would have had a hard time believing that products such as organic milk would be such a big hit. For price sensitive consumers it make conventional milk at any comparable price look like the unbelievable bargain it is. Farming is farming, organic and conventional businesses both want to grow and sell products people want that make them and their families a fair living. The best farmers will make great crops and livestock with or without chemistries, because they pay attention to details and have better than average timing and dedication to agriculture systems.

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