Hippies love paying more for their “organic” food.
Apparently because it is more nutritious.
Well that myth can now be busted, it isn’t, leaving the hippies in a cloud of smug with just the extra cost¬†and¬†none of the benefits. Awww.
Of all the food-related countercultural buzzwords that have gone mainstream in recent years, organic ranks among the most confusing. Like its cousins (cf. local, free-range, or worst of all, natural), the term’s promotion by grocery stores everywhere has caused it to escape the strict definitions laid out by the USDA . But from Stanford University comes new research suggesting what we should have known all along: organic food isn’t actually more nutritious than traditionally-farmed goods.¬† Read more »