At the annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics in October, 2012, doctors discussed organic milk vs. conventional milk for children. Of the research discussed, doctors seem to feel that organic milk does not have significant health benefits for children and there “does not seem to be much difference in the sex-hormone concentrations in organic and conventional milk” because growth hormone given to cows do not affect humans (Petersen, 2012).
Pediatricians do, however, feel that parents should purchase organic produce to reduce the exposure to synthetic pesticides. Studies show that children who consistently eat product grown with synthetic pesticides have memory problems and attention deficit disorder (ADD) (Petersen, 2012).
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Petersen, A. (2012). WSJ.com. “Reports supports organic product, but not milk”. Retrieved October 24, 2012, from http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203630604578072643615348434.html