30 Nov '11, 9pm

GMO Ingredients in Organic Baby Food?

Martek Biosciences claims that its Life'sDHA and Life'sARA are non-GMO, but their patents reveal that their DHA and ARA are produced through the use of genetic engineering. Hundreds of grocery items , including many certified "USDA Organic" infant formulas, baby foods and dairy products, contain Life'sDHA and Life'sARA. Here's the evidence, from Martek's patents, that they are GMO. From Martek's DHA Patent 5407957: "Any microorganisms capable of producing a single-cell edible oil containing DHA can be used in the present invention. For example, photosynthetic diatoms can be used. Preferred microorganisms are marine dinoflagellates, including Crypthecodinium sp. Especially preferred is Crypthecodinium cohnii, an obligate heterotroph requiring a reduced carbon source for growth. C. cohniiis preferred because it contains a fatty acid profile in which DHA is the only PUFA pres...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_24414.cfm

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