Monday, May 21, 2012

Does eating organic make you a jerk?

Time online posits that it just may, and quotes a study in the Journal of Social Psychological & Personality Science, that exposure to organic foods can “harshen moral judgments.” Read it here, then tell me what you think.

Oh, and just for your Monday, here's the satiric "Portlandia" taking this subject to its extreme (thanks, Pam Kelley):

4 comments:

Jill Warren Lucas said...

I recently went out to lunch with a friend who asked several questions about a burger before ordering it, including one that sent our server back to the kitchen for an answer. Her logic was that if she was going to splurge, it ought to be worth it. I think that's reasonable and it appeared that the server did, too.

Anonymous said...

Can making socially conscious decisions lead one to harbour a certain level of disdain or frustration towards others who do not? Unfortunately, yes. Are these same individuals more likely to be of the more "high-maintenance" personality? Most certainly. Is this even a remote justification for not making socially conscious decisions? Absolutely not.

Anonymous said...

that ep. of Portlandia was FUNNY!

Anonymous said...

Mr. K's is organic, right??