The conversation around nanoparticles and genetically engineered foods becomes increasingly personal and much more time sensitive when we consider the foods that we are feeding our children in their most fragile developmental stages. Friends of the Earth (FoE) tested Enfamil, Similac, Gerber (Nestlé), and Well Beginnings (Walgreens) to reveal that six of the leading infant formula brands contain nanoparticles. This is especially shocking when recent studies found these tiny particles to be potentially toxic. Their tiny size allows nanoparticles to flow freely through our bodies, potentially getting into places (gut wall, bloodstream, organs and cells) that larger particles cannot.
From organic formula options, to donor milk, to making your own infant formula, there are non-GMO alternatives for the mother or infant who cannot nurse. GMO Inside has compiled a list of resources:
Donor milk suppliers and resources
- Human Milk Banking Association of North America
- Human Milk for Human Babies
- Eats on Feets
- Mother’s Milk Bank (the donation process)
- Only the Breast
- Or check with your local neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
Organic infant formula option
Non-GMO Baby food options
Homemade Formula Resources
- GMO Inside’s homemade organic infant formula recipe
- GMO Inside YouTube playlist for how to make your own infant formula
Alternative homemade organic baby formula recipes
Concerns about Nano, GMOs, and DHA in Formula:
- Nanoparticles in Baby Formula (Friends of the Earth)
- Spinning suspect concerns about ingredients in Baby Formula (Cornucopia Institute)
- Baby formula and food DHA guide (Cornucopia Institute)
TAKE ACTION: Please join us in calling on the US infant formula manufacturers (Similac, Enfamil, Gerber Good Start, and Well Beginnings) to remove their nanoparticle ingredients from their products.
Please share your own learnings our resources for organic and non-GMO infant formula in the comments section below.