URGENT ALERT: GMOs Out of Organic Baby Food! (http://www.capwiz.com/grassrootsnetroots/issues/alert/?alertid=57551501&type=ML)
Illegally approved, non-organic, genetically engineered substances have found their way into many certified USDA Organic foods (http://www.lifesdha.com/Products-Containing-lifesDHA-/Partner-Products/tabid/683/Default.aspx), including infant formulas, baby foods, children's vitamins and dairy products:
Martek's Life'sDHA and Life'sARA, artificial nutraceuticals that mimic the health properties of essential fatty acids found in eggs and fish.
Martek Biosciences claims that its DHA and ARA are non-GMO (http://organicconsumers.org/documents/MartekStatmentfororganiccustomers.pdf), but evidence uncovered by the Cornucopia Institute and the Organic Consumers Association (http://organicconsumers.org/articles/article_24414.cfm) shows that their products are created using methods of genetic engineering, including mutagenesis and microencapsulation, that are expressly banned from the USDA National Organic Program.
Please urge the USDA National Organic Program to launch an investigation into this urgent matter and inform Martek that the illegal approval (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/02/AR2009070203365.html) of their products is rescinded and that their GMO Life'sDHA and Life'sARA are not allowed in organic products.