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USDA MAY ban synthetics from organic formula

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100428/ap_on_bi_ge/us_organic_infant_formula

someone explain to me why these were ever allowed in organic formula in the first place.

my trust in the government diminishes every day.

June 13, 2009 ~ Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Re: USDA MAY ban synthetics from organic formula

  • image BlueMnM:

    someone explain to me why these were ever allowed in organic formula in the first place.

    I think this explains it!!

    "The Agriculture Department says it may ban two synthetic additives from organic baby formula, overturning a Bush administration decision to allow them."

    The Bush administration allowed a lot of stuff and didn't follow up on all the organic dairy feedlot complaints, and definitely tended to side with big Ag and processors.

    On the other hand... I'm not sure I agree. Both are fatty acids with health benefits. The additive itself, isn't necessarily synthetic.

    The "problem" is that the extraction process uses a chemical not allowed in organic production. Maybe they could extract differently??

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  • I'm with Alisha on this one, I'm not sure if banning two essential fatty acids critical to brain development from formula is the right thing to do.  Per my midwife, I've been taking DHA supplements with my prenatals for months now.  Maybe it could be extractly differently?
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  • image SuperGreen:
    I'm with Alisha on this one, I'm not sure if banning two essential fatty acids critical to brain development from formula is the right thing to do.  Per my midwife, I've been taking DHA supplements with my prenatals for months now.  Maybe it could be extractly differently?

    there probably is an extraction method that would qualify as organic, but i am sure it is more expensive. does formula need to cost any more than it already does? 

    June 13, 2009 ~ Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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