The American Academy of Pediatrics have issued a report indicating that organic food is not necessary for children. Coming off the heels of the Stanford study, the AAP has said that what is important is that children get plenty of fruits and vegetables — and it doesn’t matter if it was raised organically or conventionally.
Janet Silverstein, of AAP, said: “We do not want families to choose to consume smaller amounts of more expensive organic foods and thus reduce their overall intake of healthy foods like produce. …What’s most important is that children eat a healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat or fat-free dairy products, whether those are conventional or organic foods”
She added that the only diet that has proven benefits is the type recommended, regardless of how it was grown.
In September, Stanford released a study finding that organic produce was not more nutritious than conventionally raised food.