Except for the added cost, there isn't much of a downside to buying organic. But if you can't afford the added cost of organics, fill up your recyclable shopping bag with the freshest produce you can find and you'll be serving yourself and your family well.
Do we know everything there is to know about how omega-6 fats affect our health? Of course not. But is the notion of an optimal ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 a myth with absolutely no data to support it? Hardly.
Can eating meat be detrimental for your mood and mental health? Is there a reason that your vegetarian friend is so energetic and cheerful all the time? The latest nutrition research suggests there may be scientific validity to these observations.
So college students today get their headiest high from a self-esteem fix. That doesn't mean they're all ego addicts. A lot of young people may just prefer a good grade to a quickie and fried chicken bucket.