Pediatricians report on organic foods in children

A clinical report published in the journal Pediatrics discusses the health and environmental advantages and disadvantages of organic foods. Itdefines the term “organic”, reviews food-labeling standards and farming practices, discusses environmental implications of conventional vs. organic techniques.  The reportstates that eating organic fruits and vegetables do not provide additional nutrition in comparison with the conventionally grown foods, butcontain fewer pesticides related to a variety of illnesses. The report recommends that parents should aim to provide their families a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. What are your thoughtsand recommendations on organic/local/sustainably grown foods?

For more information see Pediatrics.

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  1. I have also gone through some studies but they states that there are two nutrients which are higher in organic food then conventional food.One is phosphorus that is responsible for bone development and other is phenol which is like antioxidant. So i guess there are some important advantages of organic food, though it is expensive but everyone knows “Health is Wealth”.

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