Link Between Pesticides and ADHD in Children

Meanwhile …

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has officially weighed in on feeding children an organic diet just in time for the vote on Prop 37, California’s GMO labeling initiative. According to AAP, “there is currently no direct evidence that consuming an organic diet leads to improved health or lower risk of disease.”

In the report “Organic Foods: Health and Environmental Advantages and Disadvantages” released Monday afternoon, the AAP admits that organic foods contain less pesticides, but the organization goes on to say, “Current evidence does not support any meaningful nutritional benefits or deficits from eating organic compared with conventionally grown foods.”

No meaningful benefits? From eating less pesticide?

Indeed, USA Today quoted Joel Forman, co-author of the report and an associate professor of pediatrics at Mount Sinai Hospital, as saying, “The report does cite lower pesticides in organic produce and potentially lower risk of exposure to drug-resistant bacteria, but the needed long-term studies do not yet exist to show that eating pesticide-free food makes people healthier.”  …

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