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Archive for June, 2012
Weston A. Price and the Legal Defense Fund was well represented at Florida Small Farmer’s conference:
Written by Kenda Roberstson and Steve Moreau
Why you shouldn’t believe soy formulas manufacturers?
They’re just plain dishonest. Take, for example IDFA (Infant and Dietetic Foods Association) in the UK. In their 1 September 1999 letter to Jilly Rosser, Editor of Practising Midwife, IDFA’s Executive Secretary, Sarah Jacobs, wrote:
“The accusation that soya-based infant formulas have been part of a ‘large, uncontrolled and basically unmonitored infant experiment’ is untrue. Soya infant formulas have a long history of use and there is considerable body of evidence based on human research studies and clinical trials to show that they are safe and that infants thrive well on them”.
In truth there is no evidence that soy formulas are safe, but Dr Dan Sheehan’s statement that infant formula feed has been a ‘large, uncontrolled and basically unmonitored infant experiment’ is accurate.
IDFA have been guilty of telling porkies about soy formulas previously. In their 10 January 1995 Press Release ‘Phytoestrogens and Soya Infant Formulas’ IDFA reported that:
1. levels of phytoestrogens if soya infant formulas are low.
2. most of the effects of phytoestrogens have been positive.
3. human milk contains phytoestrogens.
The first two points are outright lies. The latter po