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Similac® Advance® NON-GMO* milk formula

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Similac® Advance® NON-GMO* milk formula

By Jak Burke

Don’t want GMO formula? Similac has a Non-GMO product.  The item above is milk-based. If your infant is lactose intolerant use the Similac sensitive version.

 

If your baby is older and you want to transition to a Non-GMO supplement Similac Go & Grow is also available.  All of these products are milk-based.

According to the New York Times, Similac’s parent company Abbott said it would first offer a “non-G.M.O.” version of its best-selling Similac Advance, followed by a non-G.M.O. version of Similac Sensitive. If sales are good, then Abbott may offer other formulas free of such ingredients.

Chris Calamari, general manager of Abbott’s pediatric nutrition business, commented:

 “We listen to moms and dads, and they’ve told us they want a non-G.M.O. option. We want to make sure we meet the desires of parents.”

Why is it important to seriously consider GMO ingredients in infant formula? Here is an excerpt from Michelle Perro, M.D.

“Because of the toxic effects of herbicides, particularly glyphosate (due to its prolific usage) as well as other organophosphates and genetically engineered foods [in non-organic commercial formulas], these are not an option for infant feeding. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, the inert ingredients in Roundup, as well as Roundup ready seeds (which do not perish under increased spraying of the herbicide) have been shown clearly to have profound toxicity on health.”

Why is this important to know? Because many infant formulas contain as their #1 and #2 ingredients sugar and corn syrup, both of these ingredients are highly modified. Experts are now tying the epidemic of disorders such as Autism and multiple food allergies to the rise of genetically modifying natural foods in our diets.

To be fair the science is still out on GMO. But let’s be honest why take the risk until we know for sure? In the meantime let’s salute a major brand for making this move.

Sources

http://gmoinside.org/downsides-to-gmo-infant-formula-we-asked-a-pediatrician/
http://naturalsociety.com/huge-win-similac-to-offer-gmo-free-baby-formula/#ixzz3nADjpAmU

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