Infant formula: Baby’s first GM food

The following is an edited excerpt of a longer story. Find a link to the full story below.

As You Sow, a nonprofit group that focuses on shareholder advocacy, introduced a resolution at the Abbott Laboratory shareholders meeting in late April, asking the company to remove genetically modified ingredients, like soy, from their Similac line of infant formula products until long-term safety testing has shown GMOs are not harmful.

Abbott urged shareholders to reject the proposal, arguing that the large-scale production of certain genetically-modified crops would make it difficult to obtain enough non-GMO supply to meet global demand.

Shareholders complied, overwhelmingly rejecting the resolution, with 904,369,801 voting against the resolution; 30,029,557 voted in favor of it.

View the full story here: Infant Formula: Baby’s First GMOs

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