African Centre for Biosafety reveals GM contamination of baby food.

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The African Centre for Biosafety (ACB) on the 5th of May released results of GM testing on and cereals. The tests confirmed by an independent and accredited GM reveal a high level of GM contamination in Purity . In contrast Nestle’s infant formula and cereal reveal that Nestle is proactively avoiding GM contamination.

None of the infant were labeled as containing , a under South African labeling law, with Purity’s Cream of Maize testing positive for 56.25% ; and Purity’s Purity Baby First testing positive for 71.47% .

Purity has also marketed itself as more expensive than non GM and products with a price difference of approximately 250%, illustrating the fact that GM free products are an affordable , if consumers were provided with a choice based on accurate labeling of ingredients.

The ACB is petitioning the civil society for a ban on in light of the deceptive and fraudulent labeling practices that put consumers and their children at risk. The can be accessed here: ACB PETITION TO BAN GMOS.

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