Gerber Toddler Snack Tests 100% Positive for GMO Insecticide Corn

Posted on Apr 7 2015 - 10:19pm by Sustainable Pulse

GMO Free USA has published the results of independent lab testing which documented that Gerber Lil’ Crunchies Veggie Dip Baked Whole Grain Corn toddler snack contains high levels of herbicide tolerant, insecticide producing genetically engineered corn.

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GMO Free USA stated; “We sent a package of Gerber Graduates Lil’ Crunchies Veggie Dip Baked Whole Grain Corn Snack to a certified lab to test for the presence of GMO material. The quantitative PCR test verified, by DNA analysis, that 100% of the corn in the Lil’ Crunchies Veggie Dip was GMO. All of the corn has been genetically engineered to be herbicide tolerant (Roundup Ready) and the corn contained DNA sequences known to be present in Bt insecticide-producing GMO corn.”

In 2012, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), issued a policy statement recommending that children’s exposure to pesticides be reduced. Yet Nestlé doesn’t have a problem with feeding babies genetically modified corn that is a pesticide regulated by the EPA.

“As a physician in Hawaii I remain gravely concerned about the impact pesticides and pesticide dependent crops have on our children’s development,”  said Josh Green M.D., Hawaii State Senator.

Nestlé’s corporate head of sustainable agriculture, Hans Jöhr, previously stated, “We have a very simple way of looking at GM: listen to what the consumer wants. If they don’t want it in products, you don’t put them in.”

“American mothers are outraged that Nestlé continues to experiment on our babies with their Gerber brand. In response to consumer outcry, Nestlé removed GMOs from their baby and toddler foods in South Africa in 2013. Why not in America? The scientific evidence against GM foods is mounting,” says Diana Reeves, Executive Director of GMO Free USA and mother of three.

GMO Free USA is calling on Gerber to commit to removing GMO ingredients from all of their products and to enroll in the Non-GMO Project for third party verification.

Read the Gerber Lil’ Crunchies Veggie Dip test results report here:  www.gmofreeusa.org/food-testing/gerber-lil-crunchies/

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  1. Anna April 8, 2015 at 19:12 - Reply

    This is outrageous, I will not the gerber snack for my grandchildren anymore. How can we poison our children like this. No wonder this world is full of CANCER> Thank you Sustainable pulse for the info.

  2. denise April 14, 2015 at 20:43 - Reply

    I will not buy ANYTHING Gerber (Nestle) anymore

  3. asyer April 15, 2015 at 16:59 - Reply

    Mist people have no.idea what GMOs even are lol.

  4. Cassandra April 15, 2015 at 21:22 - Reply

    wow that’s messed up my one and two year old loves these how can people do that to little kids I will never buy anything gerber or nestle again n I will let my whole entire family know the same

  5. Jessica April 16, 2015 at 05:25 - Reply

    Nestlé doesn’t believe water is a basic human right…. Enough said.

  6. Christi April 17, 2015 at 00:59 - Reply

    Does this include their organic line?

  7. Ashley April 20, 2015 at 23:42 - Reply

    Does this include the cheddar cheese kind of lil crunchies?

  8. Elise June 9, 2015 at 13:39 - Reply

    How will children ever have a chance in this world if they grow up eating poison?

  9. Robyn June 9, 2015 at 18:31 - Reply

    It’s not just Nestle! It’s Kellogg, Kraft, Heinz, Con-Agra, General Mills, Campbell’s Soup, Coca’Cola, PepsiCo, Hershey’s – all of these companies use GMO’s in hundreds of products that we are feeding to our children EVERY DAY! And our government has let them get away with it! Stay informed!!!!

  10. Eric Rodriguez August 24, 2015 at 05:20 - Reply

    Nobody should be surprised about Gerber. Remember that these companies only care about the money they make. They don’t care about the health and well-being of the people in this country.
    If it’s not organic or non-gmo project verified then it is almost certain that it is genetically modified corn.
    All foods I eat are organic or non-gmo. I started nearly 3 years ago and it has made an amazing difference in my quality of life

  11. amanda November 3, 2015 at 21:09 - Reply

    This is in everything!!! what do you think fast food is????? its in products you use everyday and everything you eat for the most part……..FDA can pass stuff even if it fails many aspects…..9 times out of 10 you are eating this crap…..fruit and veggies are sprayed with and injected with pesticides….Your children are fine…..Its the world that is messed up but many people eat these and are fine…….EVEN ORGANIC is a lie at times….. dont panic

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