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Children prefer natural food more than processed, suggests study

dinburgh [Scotland], July 30 (ANI): Children rate foods they perceive to be natural as having greater levels of taste, safety, and desire than the ones they perceive to be manufactured, suggests the findings of a recent study.

Researchers say the tendency in adults to prefer natural food is well documented. However, the latest findings found this food bias exists in early and middle childhood as well.

Researchers at the Universities of Edinburgh and Yale studied the preferences of more than 374 adults and children in the United States when presented with apples and orange juice and told of their origins.

In one study, 137 children aged six to 10 years old were shown three apples. They were told one was grown on a farm, one was made in a lab, and another grown on a tree inside a lab.

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