Why are GMOs Bad?

It seems with the many reports of birth defects, organ failure, cancer, and other unsavory health conditions associated with GMO consumption, we should limit the use of GMO in baby products. [1] After all, babies are very sensitive to the foods they consume, and we already know that pesticides found in mother’s milk can be damaging. [2] Below you will learn about three companies which represent more than 90% of baby formula sales in the US that won’t consider removing GMOs from your baby’s food.

Report: Baby Formula From These Companies Contain GMOs Linked To Birth Defects, Organ Failure, And Cancer

Health – Damaging GMOs in Baby Formula

Why would we knowingly feed our children GMOs before it has really been proven to be ‘safe’ as Monsanto, BASF, and other companies like Abbott Laboratories, Mead Johnson Nutrition, and Nestle USA, the company who wants to own water rights, tout?

If you feed your baby one of the following three infant formulas, you are perhaps, unknowingly, feeding them GMO corn, sugar beets, and soy, since they are often used these companies’ products:

1. Similac

One of the widest used brands and often given out for ‘free’ at hospitals, this baby formula is made by Abbott Laboratories. The company is selling you a can of baby formula for over $100 that is full of GMO poisons. You could contact the company to ask why it would include GMOs, or, you can just boycott it altogether. Shareholders are supposed to vote on whether the company is able to continue to use GMO in baby formulas. Abbott Laboratories is one of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies – go figure. [3] 

2. Enfamil

Another baby formula often given out as ‘free’ samples to new mothers is made by Mead Johnson Nutrition. Their website boasts, ‘Enfamil, scientifically designed to meet the nutritional needs of newborns and infants.’ The following Mead Johnson formulas are known to have GMO toxins: [4] 

  • Enfamil with Iron
  • Enfamil with low Iron
  • Enfamil Lacto Free
  • Enfamil 22
  • Enfamil Next Step (both soy and milk varieties)
  • Enfamil Nutramigen
  • Enfamil Pro-Soybee

3. Gerber Good Start

The GMO-riddled formula made by Nestle USA is perhaps the most questionable since the company has knowingly tried to ‘patent’ water and make it a commodity. Do we really want to trust a company who wants to privatize water with feeding our children? The company went GMO-free in South Africa, according to Corporate Action Network, but continues to sell American families the contaminated GMO formula we feed our babies every day. [5] 

Nestle USA and Mead Johnson Nutrition have dismissed calls to remove genetically-modified organisms (GMO) from their infant formula products in the US – citing the approved use of GMOs by several national and global regulatory bodies. [6] 

You can boycott all these companies and start making your own home-made, natural baby formula without toxic chemicals, pesticides, and nasty GMOs. The assistant director of the FDA, Nick Duy, says we shouldn’t make our own baby formula, but why isn’t he ousting these companies for using questionable (at best) and health-damaging GMOs? 

**This article originally appeared at NaturalSociety.**

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Sources:

[1] Spiroux de Vendômois, J., Roullier, F., Cellier, D., & Séralini, G. (2009). A Comparison of the Effects of Three GM Corn Varieties on Mammalian Health. Retrieved from http://www.ijbs.com/v05p0706.htm

[2] Natural Resources Defence Council. (Fall). Safe Food. Retrieved from http://www.nrdc.org/breastmilk/chems.asp

[3] Strom, S. (2015, May 25). Similac Advance Infant Formula to Be Offered G.M.O.-Free. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/26/business/similac-advance-infant-formula-to-be-offered-gmo-free.html?_r=0

[4] Onusic, S. (2015, December 09). The Scandal of Infant Formula. Retrieved from https://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/childrens-health/the-scandal-of-infant-formula/

[5] Gucciardi, A. (2015, April 07). Nestle CEO: Water Is Not A Human Right, Should Be Privatized. Retrieved from http://naturalsociety.com/nestle-ceo-water-not-human-right-should-be-privatized/

[6] Astley, M. (2013, May 04). Nestlé and Mead Johnson Nutrition dismiss call to remove GMOs from US infant formula. Retrieved from http://www.dairyreporter.com/Regulation-Safety/Nestle-and-Mead-Johnson-Nutrition-dismiss-call-to-remove-GMOs-from-US-infant-formula

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