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Organic Baby Food Sales Booming Across the U.S.

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Organic food costs more, but sales are booming--up to $15 billion a year. And it's not just for grown-ups--there's organic baby food, too.

Consumer Reports says going organic for your baby is a good choice.Organic food costs more, but sales are booming--up to $15 billion a year. And it's not just for grown-ups--there's organic baby food, too. Consumer Reports says going organic for your baby is a good choice. Baby food is usually made from condensed fruits and vegetables. This means that the pesticide residue can sometimes be concentrated as well. So you'll get higher levels than in regular food.

In fact, studies have shown that children who eat organic food have lower levels of pesticides in their blood than children who eat regular food. And Consumer Reports says pesticides can pose a bigger risk for children than for adults.

Babies' bodies are still developing, so they are especially vulnerable to toxins in foods, like pesticides and other chemical additives. So for babies, Consumer Reports says organic baby food can be worth the extra money.

Buying organic baby food is just one example of when paying more money pays off. But Consumer Reports says there are some types of food where paying more for organic doesn't have as much benefit. To find out how to get the most organic bang for your buck, go to www.consumerreports.org/cro/food/organic-products-206/overview/index.htm?resultPageIndex=1&resultIndex=2&searchTerm=organic%20food

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