It’s unfortunate, but mothers and babies who receive federally-funded WIC assistance (Women, Infants and Children Program) are usually provided with formula comprised of GMO ingredients, including GMO corn and GMO soy. Mothers who desire organic baby formula for their developing children are denied it. Are the poor relegated to carcinogenic, developmentally-altering, genetically modified food, and nothing else?
If Nestle/Gerber have their way, government subsidies will continue to pay for their toxic products — no matter that they will be negatively affecting the health of children of future generations.
In California alone, more than 1.45 million participants take advantage of WIC. This means that mothers can purchase baby formula with the organization’s assistance, but it must be ‘WIC-approved,’ and to the ‘exacting’ standards of the FDA.
Which formulas are approved for low-income mothers to purchase?