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Pediatricians offer first report on organic foods
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Pediatricians: No proof organic food is safer

Chicago • Parents who want to reduce their kids' exposure to pesticides may seek out organic fruits and vegetables, but they aren't necessarily safer or more nutritious than conventional foods, the nation's leading pediatricians group says in its first advice on organics. Science hasn't proven that eating pesticide-free food makes people any healthier, the American Academy of Pediatrics said. "Theoretically there could be negative effects, especially in young children with growing brains," but rigorous scientific evidence is lacking, said Dr. Janet Silverstein, a co-author of the academy's new report.

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