Tag Archive for Organic

But It’s Natural!

Flesh-eating bacteria, hurricanes, halitosis, ebola, malaria, typhoid … all “natural” things. Soap, antibiotics, pasteurization, refrigeration, iPhones … all man-made things. RealClearScience – The Biggest Myth About Organic Farming: “The majority of Americans believe that organic foods are healthier than food…

Cowen On World Hunger …

A good column in the NYT, from Dr. Cowen. (HT: Radley Balko) World Hunger, the Problem Left Behind – Economic View – NYTimes.com “There is no shortage of writing — often from a locavore point of view — in support…

Is The Prevalence Of Organic Foods A Market Failure?

Insightful post from Bryan Caplan. Definitely read the entire post, it’s not long. Market Failure: The Case of Organic Food, Bryan Caplan – EconLog: Right-leaning people typically believe that (a) markets work, and (b) organic food is a scam. I…

The Never-Ending Search For “Natural”

Just a reminder, just because something is “natural” (whatever exactly that means), it’s isn’t necessarily preferred or even good for us. To wit, here’s a brief non-exhaustive list of natural things I would prefer to avoid: Hurricanes / Tornadoes /…