21 May '12, 7pm

Does organic food make you a jerk?

Does organic food make you a jerk?

Pictures from the organic, comfort, and control groups. Finally, scientific confirmation for that suspicion you’ve nurtured while being shoved around by yoga-pantsed moms in the Whole Foods produce aisle: Organic food makes you rude and selfish . According to a study by a Loyola University professor, people who eat organic are more judgmental and less inclined to engage in altruistic behavior. In short: Maybe you’ll live longer if you eat organic, but everyone will wish you hadn’t. Are you now firing off an angry comment about how much standards have slipped at Grist? Well, slow your roll there, Andy Rooney — I’m pretty sure this study is an elaborate troll. After all, the more pissed-off you get about the implications, the more you make the researchers look like they’re on to something here. It’s kind of diabolically genius! Especially once you hear more details about the...

Full article: http://grist.org/list/doe-organic-food-makes-you-a-jerk/

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