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Remove Genetically Modified Ingredients From Infant Formulas - TAKE ACTION!

Health & Wellness  (tags: infant formula, GMO's, GM ingredients, Similac, Abbott Laboratories, scientific studies, 2012 Gilles-Eric Seralini study, harmful effects of GMO's, infants as experimental subjects, petition )

- 1997 days ago -
For years, Abbott Laboratories, a major nutritional products company, has been selling Similac baby formula products laced with Genetically Modified (GM) ingredients. The shareholders of Abbott are considering removing GMOs from Similac baby formula.


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Judy C (91)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 9:29 pm
GMOs are prohibited in organic infant formula, but widely used in conventional formula. Many of the ingredients used in conventional infant formula are derived from crops that have been genetically altered to resist herbicides, so that weed killers that would normally kill or injure the plant can be sprayed more frequently. Many studies, including the recent 2012 Gilles-Eric Seralini study, show that GM products and the chemicals commonly applied to them are dangerous and caused cancerous tumors to develop in more than 70 percent of laboratory rats fed a steady diet of it. Regardless, GMOs continue to be used in American food products, including in baby formulas produced by Abbott under its Similac brand. This puts the long-term health of millions of babies at risk.

Debbie G (306)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 9:41 pm
Gladly signed. The smallest and youngest among us need to be protected from the dangerous effects of GMO feeding. I hope GMOs are banned from being used in ALL infant formulas.

Mary T (356)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 9:42 pm
maybe infants should get breast milk instead of formulas. signed & noted

Fran F (116)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 9:43 pm
Signed, shared and noted, thanks, Judy.

Esther Z (94)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 10:25 pm
Noted and signed.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 10:56 pm

Judy C (91)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 11:03 pm
Thanks for signing and commenting, ladies. Mary, There's no doubt breast milk is best, but breastfeeding is sometimes just not possible for a number of reasons. There are milk banks in some areas, but I don't know how these are accessed, cost, etc. For infants who must consume formula, it is imperative that they are not being fed some experimental GM concoction.

I nursed my second two, but the doctors pushed me into bottle feeding the first. He was born early and small, and the doctor told me I could be killing my baby if I insisted on nursing, because we couldn't tell how much he was getting. I was young and naive, and scared, so I reluctantly went along. As it was, no formula they tried would make him gain weight for nearly a month. What a nightmare. He turned out fine, fortunately. Back in those days, doctors were really pushing formula.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 11:05 pm
signed Judy cheers

Mariann Rannenberg (158)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 1:38 am
Signed and noted. Save our children!!

Rose Becke (141)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 3:01 am

Christeen A (342)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 5:52 am

David Johnson (13)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 7:20 am
Signed and Noted Judy. Thanks for the heads up. I will be voting by Abbott share appropriately!

David Johnson (13)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 7:22 am
Oops...... that's should have been voting my Abbott shares. Some days I can almost type!

Lynn D (0)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 11:44 am
Noted and did sign, thanks!

Lynn D (0)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 11:53 am
Signed, thanks!

Robert O (12)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 12:32 pm
Signed. Thanks Judy.

Emma S (239)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 12:36 pm
Done! Thanks, Judy.

S S (0)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 12:48 pm
Signed, thank you.

Henrik Thorsen (31)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 1:07 pm

Tracy H (8)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 1:23 pm
Noted and signed, thank you!

Betty Kelly (4)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 1:25 pm
GM ingredients have NO place in any food; especially baby food.

Birgit W (160)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 1:32 pm
Signed, thank you.

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 2:10 pm
noted signed!!!!!!

Karen H (6)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 2:26 pm
Signed and noted. Save our children!!

Carol H (229)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 2:46 pm
signed and noted

Mike M (40)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 2:50 pm

Natalie V (28)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 3:28 pm
noted / signed

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 4:24 pm
Gladly signed. Noted. Many thanks, Judy! As a former La Leche League Leader, I believe "breast is best," but no infant should EVER be subjected to genetically modified ingredients.

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 5:59 pm
I wonder how many babies have been on Similac over the years. Thank you for sharing Judy ~ happily noted and signed.

Jason S (50)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 7:13 pm
Signed, thanks

Patricia H. (440)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 7:41 pm

Shirley B (5)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 7:55 pm
N&S X@ TY Judy.

Twyla Sparks (208)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 9:07 pm

. (0)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 11:56 pm
Signed and noted, and I would add, GMO's needs to be regulated for use by Law, as we have in Europe and the UK,


Leann G. Huber (0)
Friday May 3, 2013, 10:56 am
Signed. I agree, GMOs need to be regulated by law. Our babies deserve the very best. There must be a waatchdog.

Charlene B (4)
Friday May 3, 2013, 9:56 pm
This is beyond disgusting.

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 1:00 am

Saturday May 4, 2013, 3:05 am
Thank you.

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 7:58 am
Signed and noted thanks

Inge B (199)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 9:10 am
ban GMOs at all

Israel Valdez (0)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 11:48 am
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