Will Organic Baby Food Make Your Baby Healthier?

Not likely, according to a Chicago Tribune article. If the goal is to avoid feeding the baby pesticides, it isn’t necessary to spend more money to buy organic products. The article quotes food toxicologist Carl Winter, who says that pesticides aren’t commonly detected in baby food because the processing steps “are quite effective in breaking down trace residues of pesticides.” Moreover, he explains that pesticides are rarely used on crops grown for baby foods  because the appearance of the food is less important since it’s highly processed. 

However, the article points out, some parents may purchase organic products because they aren’t supposed to contain genetically modified material. 


“Sifting through organic choices,” Chicago Tribune, News Focus, section 1, p. 4, March 24, 2010.


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