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Organic Infant Formulas with DHA/ARA

Posted Feb 05 2010 10:33am

Parents should be aware of the following Notice about Infant Formulas with DHA/ARA
In 2001, US infant formula manufacturers began adding a novel source of DHA and ARA that is manufactured by Martek Biosciences Corp. This DHA is derived from strains of algae; the ARA is manufactured using a non-toxigenic soil fungus. In 2006, organic infant formula companies began promoting their use of this same ingredient. The following is the manufacturing process described by Martek "The oil is then separated from the dried biomass by hexane extraction and centrifugation and/or filtration, followed by winterization. The hexane phase undergoes additional centrifugation/filtration to remove solids then the winterized oil is heated and treated with acid. Subsequently, the oil is treated with caustic, centrifuged, bleached and deodorized." 1 Learn more at  Cornucopia Institute
Sam Zeller, Ph.D. - Martek Biosciences Corporation, Food & Drug Administration Agency Response Letter, GRAS Notice No. GRN 000137
life'sDHA is a registered trademark of Martek Biosciences Corporation.
Also this report by Cornucopia Institute about the soybean industry sheds some light on companies  who we can trust and those who we probably cannot.  
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