The recent Stanford study (a meta study) on the small difference between organics and conventionally grown food with respect to nutrients (but a significant difference in pesticide levels) has drawn considerable media attention. Good overview on how many shoppers opt for a mix of organics, local food, and conventional food. Like the conclusion:
“I didn’t intend to seek out organic local food, said Ms. Waters said in an interview. “I was looking for taste.”
Like others, she thought the Stanford study was too narrowly focused on nutrients and had been largely misinterpreted.
“Taste is what’s going to get us to eat seven portions of fruits and vegetables a day,” she said. “To not consider taste and quality in this whole discussion is to completely miss the point about food.”