Friday, September 07, 2012

Roger Cohen bamboozlement

Roger Cohen sometimes writes smart stuff. So it's a shame that his NYT column today is a tour of bamboozlement. Cohen is excited about a recent study out of Stanford saying that there is little health benefit from organic food. In reality, the premises of the study have been taken apart rather thoroughly (start i.e. with Jason Mark's piece on Civil Eats and follow the links from there). Cohen throws in a few paragraphs somewhat acknowledging the critics (though hardly giving their arguments a fair representation), and otherwise fills his piece fairly heavily with the standard anti-organic talking points.

4:30pm update: Cohen's column is currently sitting at #4 on the most emailed list (and this blogger is banging his head against a wall).


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