The Scandalous History Of Infant Formula

Jill Krasny gives an overview of the history of Infant Formula, its corporate marketing to third world parents, and the tragic consequences. Every parent should know corporations may not necessarily be primarily concerned with consumers’ health and well-being.

via Business Insider:

Outrage started in the 1970s, when Nestle was accused of getting third world mothers hooked on formula, which is less healthy and more expensive than breast milk.

The allegations led to hearings in the Senate and the World Health Organization, resulting in a new set of marketing rules.

Yet infant formula remains a $11.5-billion-and-growing market…

Read more at Business Insider.

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  • BuzzCoastin

    the debate on climate change seems pretty useless
    no individual actions are going to change anything
    and the elites aren’t gonna do anything that the Excel spreadsheet doesn’t approve of
    on the other hand
    Climate Change Inc LLC has become a huge multibillion dollar business
    so the show must go on

    • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

      Despite your insights, this might be the wrong article :-P

      • BuzzCoastin

        I wondered where this comment went
        it didn’t appear in my Dashboard and it didn’t appear in the article I posted in
        nice to find it found a home here

        I really love the new Disqus
        the formatting bugs are wonderful & now this

        • Matt Staggs

          This isn’t a known issue. No chance that you clicked on this post when you meant to click on the one directly under it?

          • BuzzCoastin

            hard to say, it could have been my error
            but I did wonder where the comment went
            and couldn’t find it in the dashboard
            and then it showed up here

            the formatting errors happen all the time now
            not sure if it’s BuggyFox or not
            will have to try in another browser and see

  • Malk

    I know there are plenty of women and mothers that would like to attack me for saying this, but I blame the mothers, end of story. No I don’t have boobs that secrete milk (much anyway) and I’ve never had to suffer years of a young human nibbling with no regard on them.

    that out of the way; if you’re going to make babies suck it up and be the parent you’re supposed to. It’s hard, it’s stressful, it’s exhausting, and it’s awesome all in one. If you can’t breast feed your child for the full year+ that you really should, maybe you should be using contraceptives.

    baby formula just sounds sick to me no matter how you look at it and what it comes in powder form? ya that’s gotta be good for those growing cells.

    I’m sure there’s some awesome brand out there that needs no defending, but if you think any more than 5% of the world’s food companies are in it to make people healthy, you need to wake up.

    breast milk is totally awesome and should be fed without reserve to growing babies. they will stop when they want to, and the fat is good fat (yes there are many kinds of fat) that will help them grow into a healthy child, not a mcdonald’s plump.

    • kowalityjesus

      It doth baffle me why suddenly humanity is too good for breastfeeding, how weird.
      why dont we just do what China did and genetically engineer cows to produce human milk? Then we could just feed babies that which comes out of the cows. My only problem, what would the cows have to say about that?