My mother overheard this exchange and noted, "You seem to have a fetish against organic food."
My irritated response was, "Well, I'm against paying more money for food that's the same as the cheaper stuff but they just grew it in a more expensive way. And I hate that 'organic' is assumed to mean healthy. A cheeseburger could be organic, but that doesn't make it lower in calories or higher in protein."
Here are a few interesting articles on the topic:
- The “organic” path to obesity? Organic claims influence calorie judgments and exercise recommendations - Journal of Judgment and Decision Making
- Organic food ‘no healthier’ blow - London Evening Standard
- Are Organic Foods Safer or Healthier Than Conventional Alternatives?: A Systematic Review - Annals of Internal Medicine