>> I don't believe most organic consumers care if those pears they
>> are picking up were produced in Argentina or down the street...
>> as long as they are legitimately organic.
> I ESPECIALLY disagree with the above statement. I hope he is wrong.
I didn't mean to place an ethical value on it, I just think people buy
"organic" produce because they believe it is cleaner or purer.
> What is an "organic consumer?" Is it someone who eats only organic,
> or someone who eats organic on occasion?
I meant a person who regularly buys "organic" foods. I doubt very many such
people totally avoid conventional foods. That would be pretty difficult!
Since there is so much money to be made in "organic" food marketing, surely
someone has done a market survey.
> I certainly DO care whether the pears are produced in Argentina or
> down the street.
IMO, that sentiment is more potent for changing the structure of farming
than buying "organic" food. Grocers do attempt to exploit this sentiment,
putting out signs that proclaim "LOCAL Cauliflower" (or whatever) when they
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