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 Рand eating organic food can reduce that exposure. My take Рnot 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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