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Trump admin v mother's milk (well until Russia stepped in)
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: July 10, 2018 10:48AM
This story is so appalling I had to read it twice because I though..what??

Standing for the interests of formula makers over a worldwide scientific consensus that mother's milk is the healthiest food for infants, the Trump admin tried to bully and blackmail other countries into not supporting breastfeeding. Then Russia stepped in and the US backed down.


[www.nytimes.com]

(link corrected)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/10/2018 10:51AM by Lemon Drop.
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Re: Trump admin v mother's milk (well until Russia stepped in)
Posted by: samintx
Date: July 10, 2018 12:06PM
I read this last week and was so appalled I could not believe I was reading a real story. But it was not the Onion it is real and so ridiculous a stand on mother's milk as to defy credulity.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/10/2018 12:07PM by samintx.
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Re: Trump admin v mother's milk (well until Russia stepped in)
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 10, 2018 12:12PM
....ugh, this administration would do anything for a buck..........



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Re: Trump admin v mother's milk (well until Russia stepped in)
Posted by: btfc
Date: July 10, 2018 12:21PM
Michelle Obama and most scientists are for breastfeeding, so it must be a liberal plot, and of course Trump has to oppose it!
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Re: Trump admin v mother's milk (well until Russia stepped in)
Posted by: steve...
Date: July 10, 2018 12:21PM
Although lobbyists from the baby food industry attended the meetings in Geneva, health advocates said they saw no direct evidence that they played a role in Washington’s strong-arm tactics. The $70 billion industry, which is dominated by a handful of American and European companies, has seen sales flatten in wealthy countries in recent years, as more women embrace breast-feeding.

Yeah, you betcha.

Government by the people corporations for the people corporations.




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Re: Trump admin v mother's milk (well until Russia stepped in)
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: July 10, 2018 12:59PM
Appaling?

Yeah.

A surprise?

Standing for the interests of formula makers over a worldwide scientific consensus that mother's milk is the healthiest food for infants

Not in the least.

Science is a liberal conspiracy.
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Re: Trump admin v mother's milk (well until Russia stepped in)
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 10, 2018 01:06PM
.....but thought that Trump loves......breasts.......



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Re: Trump admin v mother's milk (well until Russia stepped in)
Posted by: GGD
Date: July 10, 2018 01:27PM
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NewtonMP2100
.....but thought that Trump loves......breasts.......

Yes, he's a big fan of the packaging used for mother's milk.
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Re: Trump admin v mother's milk (well until Russia stepped in)
Posted by: Speedy
Date: July 10, 2018 03:09PM
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GGD
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NewtonMP2100
.....but thought that Trump loves......breasts.......

Yes, he's a big fan of the packaging used for mother's milk.

As long as the packaging doesn't leak.



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Re: Trump admin v mother's milk (well until Russia stepped in)
Posted by: Speedy
Date: July 10, 2018 03:20PM
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Lemon Drop
Then Russia stepped in and the US backed down.

This is also appalling.



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Re: Trump admin v mother's milk (well until Russia stepped in)
Posted by: Yoyodyne ArtWorks
Date: July 10, 2018 03:52PM
A lack of breast-feeding as a child might explain a whole host of issues Trump has as an adult...



Once we place nonhuman animals outside our sphere of moral consideration
and treat them as things we use to satisfy our own desires,
the outcome is predictable.
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Re: Trump admin v mother's milk (well until Russia stepped in)
Posted by: bfd
Date: July 10, 2018 04:12PM
Melanomia likely did NOT breast feed the junior baron either. (at the senior baron's demand)
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Re: Trump admin v mother's milk (well until Russia stepped in)
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: July 10, 2018 04:53PM
...and meanwhile, back at the 'negotiations'

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Re: Trump admin v mother's milk (well until Russia stepped in)
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: July 11, 2018 12:41PM
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steve...
Although lobbyists from the baby food industry attended the meetings in Geneva, health advocates said they saw no direct evidence that they played a role in Washington’s strong-arm tactics. The $70 billion industry, which is dominated by a handful of American and European companies, has seen sales flatten in wealthy countries in recent years, as more women embrace breast-feeding.

Yeah, you betcha.

Government by the people corporations for the people corporations.


Nestle = one of earth's most evil corporations. Between infant formula and their scammy bottled water...
"no direct evidence??" These types of lobbyists don't leave "direct evidence." They've been playing that game for 50 years and now they have the perfect partner in Donald Trump.
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Re: Trump admin v mother's milk (well until Russia stepped in)
Posted by: Yoyodyne ArtWorks
Date: July 11, 2018 12:57PM
Yep, Nestle has been working the third-world infant formula scam a long time, for decades...



Once we place nonhuman animals outside our sphere of moral consideration
and treat them as things we use to satisfy our own desires,
the outcome is predictable.
- Peter Singer
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Re: Trump admin v mother's milk (well until Russia stepped in)
Posted by: Pam
Date: July 11, 2018 02:40PM
I will say, with all of my allergies, Nestle Pure Life water is the only bottled water I can tolerate.
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Re: Trump admin v mother's milk (well until Russia stepped in)
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 13, 2018 02:37PM
....perhaps....the breast....is yet to come.....??



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