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Old 05-25-2015, 05:52 PM
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Default Re: The war on big food.

Yeah, like their aggressive promotion of baby formula over breastfeeding in developing countries. They'd run advertising campaigns which claimed that their formula was better for babies than breast milk -- from what I've heard, anyway, some of the advertisements all but outright accuse women who opt to breastfeed of being bad mothers -- and they'd send free formula samples to hospitals and maternity wards.

Why is that pernicious? Because, if the young mother feeds her infant formula instead of breast milk, she soon stops lactating. And then she has little choice but to continue feeding her child the formula.

But, of course, as soon as she and her child leave the hospital, Nestlé stops supplying the formula for free ...
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