Sunday, October 28, 2012

Organic Foods Not Better Nutritionally Says The AAP

The American Academy of Pediatrics have decided to weigh in on organic foods.

“AAP report cites lower pesticides in organic produce and potentially lower risk of exposure to drug-resistant bacteria, but says the most important thing for children is to eat a wide variety of produce, whether it’s conventional or organic” Read More

Honestly, I don’t know why they did or why they felt compelled to officially state that organic foods are no more nutritional than conventional foods.

Maybe I missed it, but I thought I shopped and desired organic foods because of the use pesticides on “conventional”. I never once thought that organic foods were more nutritional than the rest…did you??

Last I checked pesticides were bad for you…

The AAP says…

“Parents know it’s important for children to eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, low-fat dairy products, and whole grains. But it’s less clear whether spending the extra money on organic foods will bring a significant benefit to their children’s health.” Read more

The one “health” benefit I get when feeding my children organic is the simple fact that I’m not loading their system with chemicals. I consider that a MAJOR health benefit…

Either the AAP is out of touch with parents’ concern, or their stance on organics is very PC….either way, I’m honestly disappointed in their stance….and I’d like to know who their benefactors are….

Do you buy organics because of it’s nutritional value? Do you agree with the AAP?

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