Farming Pathogens

autism v organics1“Do not eat from the tree of knowledge!”–the first prohibition which is clearly a joke, a perplexing temptation whose point is unclear. –Slavoj Žižek (2012)

A sarcastic graph circulating on social media among sciency contrarians shows increases in cases of diagnosed autism highly correlated with increases in sales in organic food.

The jibe takes caustic aim at proponents of natural medicine who won’t vaccinate their children on eminently refuted grounds shots cause autism.

The snark here may actually be onto something it never intended.

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