But when the argument for the alternative boils down to “eat shit, not chemicals”...
I’m kidding, but only slightly. Organic fertilization is a bit gross, and I think most food companies would prefer to not be associated with any of dead leaf matter, rotting leftovers, or manure.
Counterargument: Composting totally became a thing, and that potentially puts the grossness right in your backyard.
(Huh. Composting is certainly something people do on an individual level to micro-combat the usage of nitrogen fertilizers, with probably a very negligible effect. And some people do seem dedicated to it. But I suspect that if you asked most people who do it, they would claim it’s about landfills or something, not soil nitrogen content.)