Organic food delusion

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There's a multi-billion dollar industry that's essentially based upon the naturalistic fallacy. This idea that if something is natural then it has to be better is such a commonly held belief in society.
The main attraction of organic food is that it's farming methods are 'closer to nature' and 'free from nasty chemicals', but it's no secret that organic farming can be extremely inefficient and still uses huge amounts pesticides, just as long as they aren't man made.

Here's some interesting links

Penn And Teller documentary. Some hilarious footage of people believing they're tasting something organic and pretending it tastes a lot better than the conventional version.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5amLAMRQk5I

Systematic review of the nutritional quality of organic food that shows there's no real difference between organic and regular food.
http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/90/3/680.short

Article that highlights the pesticides used in organic farming
http://www.slate.com/articles/double...esticides.html

Does anyone here insist on buying organic food? If so, why?
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