Organic Baby Food Sales Booming

An interesting piece from USA Today, one of my favorite newspapers, spotlights the booming growth of organic baby foods, at twice the national average of overall organic food sales. Moreover, organic baby foods have climbed some 57 percent over the past four years.

Why the big change? Perhaps, it has a lot to do with the growing evidence eating organic food makes people feel better. Or, conscientious parents putting pen to paper and seeing they can really afford to eat healthier organic foods.

Perhaps, here's the real reason why people feel better: A government-funded study (to be published next year in Environmental Health Perspectives) found kids whose diets changed from regular foods to organics enjoyed dramatically and immediately lower pesticide levels.

Among the fruits and vegetables with the highest amount of pesticides, according to governmental data collected by the Environmental Working Group:

  • Apples
  • Bell peppers
  • Celery
  • Pears
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries

USA Today November 2, 2005

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