Tuesday, January 5, 2016

MAJOR BABY FORMULA BRANDS HAVE GMOs

Similac, Enfamil, and Gerber Good Start are exposing American and Canadian babies to potentially health risks by using genetically modified ingredients. These formulas account for more than 90 percent of infant formula sales in the US. These products contain soy and corn ingredients, approximately 90 percent of which are genetically modified in the US.  Due to their risk on health, genetically modified ingredients have been banned in the European Union, Russia, and about 60 other countries. Not here in the US. Here in the US, large multi-national companies lobby CONgress and place ads to convince us that labeling these toxins would cost to much, an outright lie. 

So what can you do?

Stop giving these products to your baby. Breast feeding is much healthier than processed formulas. When you can't breast feed, look for USDA organic formulas.  Some good brands are Earth's Best, Baby's Only, Bright Beginnings, and Vermont Organics. A good article on how to buy safe baby formula can be found at FoodBabe.com.

What else can you do?

Abbott Laboratories (yes, a drug company) makes Similac, Mead Johnson Nutrition makes Enfamil, and Nestle makes Gerber Good Start. If you want theses companies to remove their GMO ingredients, you can sign a petition at GreenAmerica.org. 


Sources:

http://gmoinside.org/is-your-baby-part-of-a-risky-science-experiment-national-coalition-calls-on-big-3-infant-formula-brands-to-remove-gmo-ingredients-and-protect-american-babies/ 
http://action.greenamerica.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=10597

Photo credit: 

“Baby Boy Holding Milk Bottle” by Sura Nualpradid at FreeDigitalPhotos.net 

 

   

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