"biologist David Schubert of the Salk Institute warns that "children are the most likely to be adversely effected by toxins and other dietary problems" related to GM foods. He says without adequate studies, the children become "the experimental animals."[ii]"AAEM has linked GMOs to infertility, immune problems, gastrointestinal problems, and insulin regulation in animal studies. The article mentions that sheep often graze on cotton after the cotton season, but when they graze on BT cotton (which is genetically modified) thousands died. Yikes.
Here is a link to a list of the companies that use GMO food and those that don't. The companies that use genetically modified ingredients are mainstream companies that provide the bulk of the food that kids eat today. Pepperidge Farm, Nabisco, Betty Crocker/General Mills, Hersheys, Kellogs, Pepsi, Coca Cola, and Campbells all use genetically modified organisms in their products. I have known for a while that most corn, soy, canola and cottonseed oil in the US contains GMOs unless specifically labelled "non GMO." So it is not surprising that these mainstream food companies, who put profit first, are using GMO ingredients. Still, it is shocking to see so many products that make up the bulk of typical kids food on the list--Eggo waffles, Quaker rice cakes, Campbell's soup, Heinz Ketchup, CHEERIOS!!!
If it killed a significant number of sheep, who knows what it is doing to our one year olds whose minds and bodies are still developing.