We know that it is easy for parents to reach for some of the packaged products when the child is hungry. However, there are parents who avoid giving their children any type of packaged product and there is a good reason for doing so. Namely, these colorful packages often include many artificial and cancer- causing chemicals. This is the case with Gerber`s Lil` Crunchies as there is a new evidence which reveals the use of Monsanto GMO corn by Gerber.
Of course, if you ask any big-agro chemical company about their product`s quality, they will claim that it is high-quality and completely safe for use. Sadly, it turns out that they are far from the truth, as many scientific studies reveal the dark side of these products.
Gerber’s Lil’ Crunchies and the Link to Monsanto GMOs
It is a well-known fact that glyphosate, the main ingredient found in Roundup by Monsanto, has been associated with a development of cancer.
Three years ago, the American Academy of Pediatrics has warned people and advised them to lower the exposure of their children to detrimental pesticides.
Unfortunately, we live in a modern world where staying away from environmental pesticides is very difficult task to do. However, there are still some ways to manage the exposure through the diet of our children.
As confirmed by a recent test done by the GMO-Free Us Organization, many of the foods which are sold as safe and healthy are filled with serious health risks. Needless to say, these things are cannot be found on the labels.
How Can Pesticides in Kid’s Food be Healthy?
Given the fact that these foods seem healthy and are advertised as an excellent product for the development of children, most people believe that they are contributing to their children`s health and safety.
The lack of information on the labels in regard to GMOs in the USA forced this organization to start conducting tests on different foods. Lately, they have found something disturbing about Fruit Loops. After that, they have decided to focus on kid`s food because we simply don’t know what these colorful packages can be filled with. They have performed a test on one of the most popular products among kids, the Gerber’s Lil’ Crunchies Veggie Dip Baked Whole-Grain Corn Snacks.
A sample of this snack has been sent to an eminent laboratory so that its real content can be revealed. The results from this testing which was PCR verified have shown that all the corn found in this product was actually GMO.
Given the fact that the corn was GMO, it can tolerate herbicides. Moreover, this genetically modified corn came with DNA codes which can be usually found in Bt GMO corn produced with the use of insecticides. GMO corn able to stand herbicides has been linked to kidney damage and other health issues in lab animals, as shown by certain independent studies.
Bt corn creates insecticidal compounds which derive from the inner side of each cell found in the corn. This type of corn is registered by the Environmental Protection Agency. This means that FDA, EPA, and USDA approve the use of GMO corn in kid`s food, including Lil’ Crunchies Veggie Dip Snack by Gerber
This article, designed by GMO-Free USA, has pointed out that babies are more susceptible to the negative impact of these insecticides, due to the fact that they are still developing. The American Academy of Pediatrics supports this claim and confirms that the exposure to pesticides in childhood results in lower cognitive functions, behavioral issues, and cancer.