The big story was on how Stanford University supposedly debunked Organic Food as no more healthy than "regular" (read: industrially created).
The big expose missed so many points about said pesticides, herbicides, pharmaceuticals, hormones, and other pollutants being present, and when it was all said and done, essentially said there was no definitive proof, plus more research was going to be needed to make a clear determination.
And if THAT wasn't enough, first of all, big tobacco helped create this disinformation campaign. here's an excerpt from the article relating to this: "Here's a document from 1976 which shows financial ties between Philip Morris and Ingram Olkin, co-author of the recent organic foods study: http://tobaccodocuments.org/bliley_pm/22205.html
The so-called "research project" was proposed by Olkin, who was also at one time the chairman of Stanford's Department of Statistics.
Olkin worked with Stanford University to develop a "multivariate" statistical algorithm, which is essentially a way to lie with statistics (or to confuse people with junk science). As this page describes on the use of these statistical models: "Obviously, if one chooses convenient mathematical functions, the result may not conform to reality." (http://tobaccodocuments.org/lor/00500252-0253.html)
But not satisfied with that, Roger Cohen goes on to totally denigrate non-GMO Food and Consumers.
"Cohen expresses very early on in his rant that he has an utter distaste for the word organic, as well as everything that he thinks the word represents. Seething with hatred, phrases likening organic ideology to a "romantic back-to-nature obsession of an upper middle class," or to a form of "affluent narcissism," touch on just how vehemently Cohen despises all things organic.
Like a rabid beast with foam spewing out of its mouth, Cohen attacks all aspects of organic "ideology," as he puts it, in his irrational rampage. Cohen leaves no stone unturned, no logical fallacy encumbered, in his pathetic attempt to convince his readers, whoever they are, that people who eat organic food are essentially no different than cult followers drinking the flavored punch at the behest of their leader."