Science Doesn’t Back Organics as Healthier

Parents who want to reduce their child's pesticide exposure may look to organic fruits and vegetables - but the American Academy of Pediatrics says that doesn't mean they're safer or healthier than conventional equivalents. The academy says science hasn't proven that eating pesticide-free food makes people any healthier. Without long-term controlled studies - Dr. Janet Silverstein - a co-author of a new report from the academy - says it can't be said for certain that organic is better. The report echoes a study released by Stanford University last month. The report from the American Academy of Pediatrics is available at www dot aap dot org (www.aap.org).

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