Don't you hate it when you're at the organic food co-op, with your eco-friendly hemp tote, and you're loading up on radicchio, which you don't like but you heard was healthy, and someone sniffs over your merch and she's all, "Oh, you get the organic radicchio? Well, I get the quadruple organic radicchio grown by monks who take a vow of organic celibacy," and you're all, "Whatever!" And then she's like, "Oh, is that a mass-produced hemp tote? My hemp tote was hand-woven by farmers in Chile." And you're all, "Whatever again!" Well, apparently this stuff actually happens because a new study says that people who eat organic are more likely to have holier-than-thou complexes and be more judgmental.
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The study's author separated people into three different groups who were then shown pictures of three different types of foods, and the organic group was much more judgy and preachy. Of course. The author even noted that a lot of organic merchandise is marketed with "moral terminology" such as Honest Tea. Well, that only makes sense. If you're trying to help the environment and be healthy, would you buy a tea called Cheat & Lie Tea? Probably not. Although a 2010 study says that people who buy organic are more likely to cheat and steal. But that doesn't mean they want to announce that with their choice of tea!
People apparently get so hopped up on the contributions they're making to the planet by going "green," that they become "selfish" and "indulge in morally questionable behavior." Like insulting someone's radicchio!
The overall gist here is that people who eat organic are meaner than those who eat "comfort foods" like mac and cheese. Well, yeah, cause people eating radicchio are starving! Just give 'em a nice bowl of mac and they'll chill out, I promise.
Do you think eating organic makes you meaner?
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