Get Genetically Engineered Nutraceuticals Out of "Organic" Baby Food
For 13 years OCA and the organic community have fought tenaciously to keep genetically engineered ingredients out of foods labeled as "organic." Now we've got a new battle on our hands.
Illegally approved, non-organic, genetically engineered substances are lurking in some certified USDA Organic foods, including infant formulas, baby foods, children's vitamins, and dairy products.
These Frankenfood invaders are Martek corporation's "Life'sDHA" and "Life'sARA," artificial nutraceuticals that mimic essential fatty acids found in eggs and fish.
Martek Biosciences claims that its DHA and ARA are non-GMO, but evidence uncovered by the Cornucopia Institute and the Organic Consumers Association shows that their products are created using methods of genetic engineering, including mutagenesis and microencapsulation, that are expressly banned from the USDA National Organic Program.
Life'sDHA and Life's ARA are the first GMO nutraceuticals to get into organic. If we don't stop them now, they won't be the last.
We need your help to press the USDA National Organic Program to investigate and inform Martek that the illegal approval of their products is rescinded and that their GMO "Life'sDHA" and "Life'sARA" are not allowed in organic products.
Get GMOs out of "organic" baby food! http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_24413.cfm