very relevant post! Interesting, a few points I wanted to add.
Organic may not be so healthy as people think, since manure and animal products that can be classified as "organic" may come from factory farms, where the animals are treated terribly, and given hormones/antibiotics. So not only can you be contributing to the cruel animal agriculture industry, but there can be toxics and hormones in the animal excrement that is considered "organic." Even fish meal from the oceans are high in mercury, arsenic and cadmium, and these are all considered "organic" by OMRI.
So the term organic can be pretty misleading, currently people equate it with organic = highest quality. That is why supermarkets and Whole Foods can charge lots of extra money for "organic" produce. So, lets face it, there is a huge financial interests at play here, lots of money involved, and we might not get the most objective labeling rules.
Organic farming does have a lot of benefits, for example organic prohibits the use of a lot of toxic chemicals and pesticides use, which I think is great since these things can very possibly end up in the end product for consumption. Also, a good organic setup will have an extremely healthy soil with beneficial bacteria and mycorhizae, these are things you can't get from a hydroponic nutrient (although you can buy them as supplemental products to start a culture in your soil and get the process started).
Scientifically, we look at the process of plant absorption of nutrients, Nitrogen, whether it comes from cow dung, fish emulsions, guano, or a hydroponic fertilizer such as Calcium Nitrate, is all Nitrogen. There are different types of N, Nitrate, Ammonical, and insoluble. On a cellular plant base level, the plant responds the same to the different types of N no matter what the source. In hydroponics, Nitrate and Ammonical Nitrogen are absorbed differently, Nitrate is better type and more suitable for hydroponics. Its hard to find high sources of Organic Nitrate sources, most are majority Ammonical, which is why organics perform poorly in pure Hydroponic grow situations.
Also, I wanted to add, probably the reason Hydroponic ingredients such as Calcium Nitrate are banned from Organics, is that they are produced in giant factories, which use petroleum products.
Also, oleskool830, you mentioned BRIX levels as a reason to go organic, but can't you just supplement molasses or carbohydrate to boost BRIX ?