Organic Foods – To Eat or Not to Eat?

This month, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued their take on organic foods. Bottom line: AAP says that there is no nutritional benefit to organic foods, organic and conventional milk are probably equivalent, but the tiny exposure to pesticides is of unclear significance – and eating organic food can reduce that exposure. My take – not enough clarity for me to make any formal recommendation (particularly with regards to the pesticides), but in the case of milk especially, you might be able to save a few bucks at the grocery store just buying normal milk!

Here’s an easily readable article from ABC news on the topic:

Organic Food for Kids: Buy This, Not That


Here’s the actual clinical report from Pediatrics:

Organic Foods: Health and Environmental Advantages and Disadvantages

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