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  • Juan Carrillo

    Interesting topic. I had often wondered about the use of "organic" in marketing gimmicks. The data you present does illustrate the power a label (organic) has on consumer behavior. To address your questions, I believe the fact these products are addicting does contribute to their sustainability. I don't think availability is an issue anymore. I believe it comes down to people's choices. If you cut the demand then the supply will follow.

    • Sarah McKinney

      I agree that it's an issue of supply and demand, and really meant to hit mostly on the issue of personal sustainability. How responsible is it for companies to sell products that are addictive, and lead to health problems over time, organic or not? Cigarettes are probably the most powerful example, but even sugar can create serious problems over time, and put a strain on our (already broken) healthcare system.