There is a real price premium for organic food. That's good -- that's demand telling supply they want more. But in a global economy with still-cheap transportation (not for much longer, and not cheap if you count greenhouse gases and unsustainability of fossil fuels), local organic growers are stuck competing with overseas organic growers which is clearly not what the community originally intended. Yes, it's nice to get stuff that doesn't have pesticides, and isn't GM/E. The 100 mile diet-ers and others are contending that a good local food network trumps all.
But I do wonder. I'd love to see some research on the subject. Particularly since I'm probably _really_ subject to the perverse incentive, having Prime. :(
In mildly unrelated news, I think I've found the book for the eating pattern I'm aiming for: Dean Ornish's latest, _The Spectrum_. I'm sure I'll be posting about it more once I've received and read it.