In earlier posts, this blog has included links to the famous Milgram and Zimbardo experiments. Now there is a new study that suggests buying organic food turns people into self-righteous jerks (their words, not mine). Maybe the answer to our CAO/SMP problems is to put many in County government on a diet of Cheetos. Too bad the study didn't examine whether there is a difference between the people who buy organic food versus the people who grow it. The people who produce organic food seem to be victimized by our eco-know-it-alls just as much as anyone else.
By the way, study or no study, the Trojan Heron is very supportive of people eating organic food, especially if it's done without an attitude. Regarding attitude, same goes for land use planning.