Similac, Enfamil, and Gerber Good Start are exposing American and Canadian babies to unhealthy and under-studied GMOs (genetically modified organisms). Why has Nestlé, who owns a baby-formula producing company called Gerber, removed pesticide GMO’s from baby foods and formulas in South Africa and not in the United States? Perhaps because South African parents are more vocal than Americans. Or it might also be because corporations conducting business in the U.S. are protected by government agencies who don’t seem to give a hoot about public health – not even of our most fragile citizens. Maybe it’s time we speak out for the sake of children’s health.
Last year, the African Center for Biosafety (ACB) found that Nestle’s Cerelac Honey contained 77.65% GM Maize. The same group also conducted independent and accredited lab tests on 7 baby formulas and cereals, finding that ‘Purity’ brands contained extremely high levels of GMOs. It seems they are anything but ‘pure.’ Now, Nestlé’s infant formulas and cereals, at least in South Africa, seem to indicate that Nestle is going GM free.
Meanwhile, Europe and other countries report that Nestlé does not use GMO in their baby products – and the U.S. versions still contain them in high quantities, even though Purity brands has now gone GMO-free.
Nestlé is in the company of Abbott Laboratories (makers of Similac), and Mead Johnson Nutrition (makers of Enfamil), who are also exposing American and Canadian babies to unhealthy and under-studied GMOs.
The top-selling #formulas of these companies, which combined account for 90% of formula sales in the U.S., contain corn, sugar, or soy—all ingredients which are highly likely to be genetically engineered. And for now, the companies are not required to disclose that these products contain these health-harming ingredients.
#Nestlé who says their ‘Good Start’ Formulas are ‘better than breastmilk’, has spent more than $1,461,600 against the consumer’s right to know about GMO ingredients.
Perhaps these contributions to our Congress and Senate members are the real reason why our babies are still being fed #GMO formula and cereal in the U.S. while these toxic ingredients are banned.
The Global Movement