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Stop Nestlé/Gerber's Use of Genetically Modified Ingredients in Baby Formula and Baby Food in North America and Worldwide

Nestlé International, parent company of Nestlé USA and Gerber Baby Foods, recently announced that they will stop sourcing genetically modified ingredients (GMOs) for the baby food products they manufacture and sell in South Africa. Nestlé does not use GMOs in Europe or other countries that require the labeling of GMOs. Gerber Baby Foods sold in the USA/North America contain genetically modified ingredients such as GMO corn & soy, which are being increasingly linked to health problems. GMO Bt corn is an EPA registered pesticide. If found on the shelf at Home Depot, the corn would be required to bear a label with the EPA Pesticide Registration Number. Every cell of the corn manufactures Bt toxins which kill insects when they bite into it. Bt toxins have been found to cause cell membrane death in human beings (1) as well as other alarming health effects (2).  GMO soy has been linked to infertility (3). GMOs are sprayed with the herbicide RoundUp, which is systemically absorbed and has been found to be genotoxic, neurotoxic, carcinogenic and an endocrine disruptor (4) (5). RoundUp has also been linked to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) (6). American babies & babies worldwide deserve the same safe, GMO free foods that Nestlé sells in other countries.

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