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Does organic food turn people into jerks?
msn.com ^ | May 19 2012 | Diane Mapes

Posted on 05/19/2012 9:18:18 AM PDT by Stalwart

As it turns out, new research has determined that a judgmental attitude may just go hand in hand with exposure to organic foods. In fact, a new study published this week in the journal of Social Psychological and Personality Science, has found that organic food may just make people act a bit like jerks.

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1 posted on 05/19/2012 9:18:25 AM PDT by Stalwart
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To: Stalwart

They were like that before they ate the food.


2 posted on 05/19/2012 9:20:00 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Yes, but like the organic seeds, they needed time to grow and blossom into full fledged jerks. If they drive a Prius it seems to act as fertilizer.


3 posted on 05/19/2012 9:23:47 AM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: Stalwart

I’ve noticed this, especially in my wife’s friend, who is an organic foods advocate, but I know for a fact she’s a closet comfort food addict. I see junk food bags and wrappers stuffed under her car seats. Hahaha! If I was a mean person, I would really get her on that one....


4 posted on 05/19/2012 9:24:07 AM PDT by Thorliveshere
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To: Stalwart
Does organic food turn people into jerks?
Ted (or is that algore?) was an "organic" gardener.
Was he a jerk before or after he ate from his garden?

5 posted on 05/19/2012 9:26:25 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Stalwart
Does organic food turn people into jerks?

Yes, and here is proof


6 posted on 05/19/2012 9:26:25 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: Stalwart
"At my local grocery, I sometimes catch organic eyes gazing into my grocery cart and scowling," says Sue Frause, a 61-year-old freelance writer/photographer from Whidbey Island. "So I'll often toss in really bad foods just to get them even more riled up."

Good idea. I'll try that...

7 posted on 05/19/2012 9:26:53 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: Stalwart
Food fetishists are jerks.

Moral superiority doesn't come from the food you eat or the car you drive, whatever they think.

Lack of God seems to drive a lot of it.

/johnny

8 posted on 05/19/2012 9:27:28 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Stalwart

Not necessarily, but they do make good fertilizer after the die.


9 posted on 05/19/2012 9:27:34 AM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: Stalwart

The Lord lays before us choices.


10 posted on 05/19/2012 9:27:46 AM PDT by Tau Food (Trust God. Reject Obama. Reject Romney. Reject all evil.)
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To: Stalwart

—some years ago , Volvo ownership did the same thing-—


11 posted on 05/19/2012 9:27:57 AM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: Stalwart

I know lots of people who have gone organic, the ones who were jerks before still are and the ones who weren’t before still aren’t.


12 posted on 05/19/2012 9:28:38 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: oh8eleven

He was really good at math. Maybe math makes one a jerk...


13 posted on 05/19/2012 9:29:56 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Stalwart
I vote reversing the order in this inference...
Jerks have a higher probability of choosing organic foods


14 posted on 05/19/2012 9:33:04 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Stalwart

Dear Moderator; I sincerely apologize for my inappropriate use of the slang term for human waste yesterday. It was because of all the salad I ate. Oh, shirt, I almost did it again.


15 posted on 05/19/2012 9:34:31 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Exactly, confusing symptoms with causes is a rookie mistake.


16 posted on 05/19/2012 9:34:42 AM PDT by BipolarBob (Bystander "What are you protesting"? OWS "Whatdya got"?)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

exactly...self obsessed folks ...who make great libs with tight orbits

i would exclude folks who do it for serious health reasons like cancer treatment or diabetes

if you really want to be toxin free then juice juice juice....and eat raw foods mainly ...and fish as your only meat

nothing else...sugar in raw forms like agave and no dairy

it will thin you out and throws cancer a curve ball

but it takes discipline and it’s not cheap really...we are talking a lot of juice

i could do it for a while but not for LaLanne years

you are what you eat but folks don’t need to be so self righteous about it


17 posted on 05/19/2012 9:35:19 AM PDT by wardaddy (the GOP are cowards)
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To: wardaddy
you are what you eat

I guess that's why, at my age, I can climb a tree like a squirrel, scale a fence like a racoon, swim like a fish, and sometimes just lay around like a vegetable.

/johnny

18 posted on 05/19/2012 9:52:14 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Stalwart
This matches my experience with Union Square Market organic farmers. They are unbearably snobbish and elitist. I just silently buy my eggs and GO. Liberals are horrible snobs.
19 posted on 05/19/2012 9:55:25 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: JRandomFreeper

Just yesterday my sister got mad because I said the idea for organic farming in Detroit is idiotic. She assumed I was bashing organic gardening. What I really think is idiotic is the idea of farming organic or otherwise in the toxic soil of Detroit. Its especially true in a state covered with farmland now.

As far as organic gardening is concerned, I use mostly natural fertilizers and pesticides. I don’t go overboard and let the critters eat their fill. If natural ain’t workin, I turn to chemical warfare.


20 posted on 05/19/2012 9:55:25 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Stalwart

They have to be jerks in the first place to pay twice the price of the price of regular produce for half the quality.


21 posted on 05/19/2012 10:00:25 AM PDT by monocle
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To: Stalwart

Correlation is not causation. In this case, Occam’s Razor indicates that they were jackasses first.


22 posted on 05/19/2012 10:00:34 AM PDT by bolobaby
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Right. The conclusions put the cart before the horse here.


23 posted on 05/19/2012 10:18:37 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Stalwart
Whatever it is, it's affecting way too many people to be caused by eating organic food.

I'd say social networking via the Internet vs. real life interactions might be more of cause than eating organic food.

That and the fact that the world is just getting meaner....

24 posted on 05/19/2012 10:22:31 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Thorliveshere

Sounds like your wife’s friend is a “junk food junkie.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLiVeRJTtqo


25 posted on 05/19/2012 10:32:36 AM PDT by HerrBlucher ( R)
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To: Stalwart

Seems Arugula and Artichokes make people top of the list SNOBS too.. :)


26 posted on 05/19/2012 10:37:30 AM PDT by DelaWhere (Better to be prepared one year early than one day late!)
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To: DelaWhere

Well, yesterday I cooked 2 artichoke and had a salad with arugula. I love that bitter taste in the salad. I am not a snob. LOL.


27 posted on 05/19/2012 11:02:54 AM PDT by etabeta
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To: Stalwart

Horsepuckey, as my dad would say. I’m a Constitutional conservative. I buy organic milk so my kids don’t get pumped full of more hormones and crap. I buy organic produce mostly from Kroger and it’s pretty darned cheap. I’m not a jerk (well not due to the fact that I like organics, anyway). But I certainly see some on this thread.


28 posted on 05/19/2012 11:32:14 AM PDT by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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To: Stalwart

A person has to be ignorant and gullible to think ‘organic’ is somehow a better product.


29 posted on 05/19/2012 12:18:30 PM PDT by CodeToad (Homosexuals are homophobes. They insist on being called 'gay' instead.)
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To: Stalwart

Or is it that only jerks eat organic food and brag about it?


30 posted on 05/19/2012 12:26:39 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: CodeToad

Ignorant and gullible to think that say chicken that isn’t fed a steady diet of estrogen is a better, more healthy product? I don’t think so. Quite, the opposite. I’d wager money that we’ll learn that the hormones fed to our livestock are even more detrimental to our health than we now suspect.


31 posted on 05/19/2012 8:07:27 PM PDT by Melas (u)
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