Baylen Linnekin on Organic Food and Anti-Social Behavior


Do organic consumers shop exclusively at the jerk store? It sometimes seems that way, especially as self-described foodies increasingly treat the act of grocery shopping as a political statement. In his latest column, Baylen Linnekin of the nonprofit Keep Food Legal reviews a new academic paper titled "Wholesome Foods and Wholesome Morals?" which looks at whether people exposed to organic food marketing are so self-satisfied that they are less likely to express empathy toward others.