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U.S. Efforts To Counter WHA Breastfeeding Resolution Put Business Before Health

Greensboro News & Record: Our Opinion: United States’ stance on breast-milk resolution was a bad formula
Editorial Board

“When did recommending that breast milk is healthier for most babies become a matter of international tension? … What could be wrong with that? Apparently a lot. So much that the United States has threatened tariffs and other sanctions against one of its smaller allies that had led an effort [at the World Health Assembly] to reinforce the intrinsic value of breast milk. … The U.S., in its ever business-before-health-and-environment mentality, didn’t like the idea of doing anything that might affect the … infant formula industry, which only a few companies control, mostly American. … Don’t our leaders have better things to do?” (7/17).

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