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Get GMOs Out of Infant Formula

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GMOs-foods that have been genetically engineered by Monsanto and other chemical manufacturers-have never been adequately tested for long-term human health or environmental safety.

Many of the ingredients used in infant formula, especially soy-based formula, are derived from crops that have been genetically altered to internally produce pesticides or to be resistant to specific herbicides, so that weed killers that would normally kill or injure the plant can be sprayed more frequently and at higher doses.

Nobody should be eating GMO foods, especially babies.  But until infant formula makers stop using GMO ingredients, hundreds of thousands of newborns and infants will be unwitting participants in this huge, uncontrolled experiment with the health of the next generation.

It's time to tell infant formula makers to stop experimenting with the health of babies who consume their infant formula - sign the petition below. 

GMOs are prohibited in organic infant formula, but widely used in conventional formula.  Babies are not the human equivalent of lab rats.  Given that some scientific studies point to serious harm from consuming GMOs, all formula should be free from GMOs until they can conclusively be proven safe.

Thanks to the work of As You Sow, a shareholder advocacy group, owners of Abbott Laboratories stock (makers of Similac infant formula, one of the leading US formula brands), will be voting on April 26 on a resolution to adopt a non-GMO policy.

Let's make our voices heard!  Add your name to the petition urging Abbott Laboratories to remove GMOs from its Similac infant formula. 
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