Journal, Fall 2015, Scandal of Commercial Infant Formula

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President’s Message

by Sally Fallon Morell

In this issue, the indefatigable researcher Sylvia Onusic, PhD, tackles the subject of infant formula. There can be no greater condemnation of modern “science” than what “scientists” have come up with for feeding babies during that period in life when the diet most determines the child’s future—health, intelligence, coordination, attractiveness and form. Of course, we know that most of the decisions as to what to put in infant formula are determined by price. To create a baby formula that even comes close to mother’s milk would be prohibitively expensive.

High-temperature dried nonfat milk or whey protein; vegetable oils from soy, safflower, sunflower (and sometimes coconut); sugar, polydextrose, maltodextrin, corn syrup, organic brown rice syrup (and sometimes lactose); synthetic vitamins and inorganic forms of minerals—this is what scientists think proper for nourishing the infant. Not one formula contains butterfat with its variety of saturated fatty acids, and all are very low or completely lacking in cholesterol. Synthetic folic acid and synthetic vitamin A in infant formulas are especially problematic. The proteins are highly damaged, the oils rancid, and the sugars inappropriate. Then to top it off, formula makers add indigestible carrageenan and critical fatty acids made from algae.

How can we expect anything but a decline in Western civilization from the continued use of such concoctions—especially generation after generation? Actually, there will not be many generations left if we continue on this path. Is there any doubt that the epidemic of health problems we are seeing in our children—everything from learning difficulties to cancer—are due in part to the use of commercial formula?

Fortunately, many women do choose to breast feed and those who cannot are using our homemade whole-foods formula based on whole raw milk. Hopefully this article will encourage more moms to just say no to this quintessential industrial food-like substance. It’s hard to believe, but our 16th annual conference is just around the corner. Registrations for Wise Traditions 2015 are way ahead of last year, and exhibitor registrations as well, so if you are planning to attend or exhibit, don’t wait to sign up. We have a wonderful line-up of speakers this year, and of course delicious food that demonstrates all our dietary principles. We look forward to seeing many of you there!

4 Responses to Journal, Fall 2015, Scandal of Commercial Infant Formula

  1. Lava says:

    The 3rd-last paragraph contradicts itself, and the last two mix me up completely.

    How is winterization and distillation producing a natural cod liver oil? And how is steam treatment in Price’s day somehow worse than steam extraction with winterization deodorization and all the rest together?

  2. Lava says:

    Thank you for putting up the journal. It was a long time coming compared to other Fall journals.

    Alison Burks’s “Strange fish foods from around the world” is only on the Pdf version. The link

    given above redirects to the Health Topics page. Now I need to learn the meaning of “biogenic”

    and the difference between amines and amino acid.

  3. Nicole Binns says:

    No ‘Healthy Babies Gallery’ this time? This is one of my favorite sections that I look forward to. Wonder why that’s gone? Maybe not enough people are submitting images.

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