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Organic = elitist?

(article, Caroline Cummins)

As Jennifer Heigl pointed out recently on the blog the Accidental Hedonist, local and organic food just can't escape the elitist rap. 

Heigl watched a rep from the American Council of Science and Health in a mid-May appearance on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," who basically said that local and organic is too expensive:

bq. "If we decide we're only going to eat locally grown food, we're going to have a lot of starvation . . . it's elitist to tell people that you need to eat organic food."

As Heigl noted, the ACSH, while it sounds like an upstanding scientific nonprofit, is "funded by many of the big pesticide producers, including ConAgra and Dow." Too bad.