Benefit to Eating Organic? None, Say Pediatricians

On the heels of the Stanford University study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine,  The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a similar report stating organic foods do not provide any nutritional benefits that children cannot get from conventionally grown foods.

What does this mean for those of us who have been spending more for organic food with the perception that it’s better for us? Well in some ways it still might be. Even though organic food is nutritionally no better than conventionally grown, organic produce contains less pesticide residue. Author Debbie Koenig outlined her reasons for continuing to buy organic, and we think she makes a strong case for shelling out the extra dough. First on her list: protecting her son from unnecessary exposure to pesticides.

For more information on what to buy organic, check out our Organic Food Shopping Guide, then take our quiz to see if you know your stuff!

Image: Different fresh vegetables on the table, via Shutterstock

 

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