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Sunday, May 15, 2022

America's baby-formula shortage has gone from curious inconvenience to full-blown national crisis. ... Three factors are driving the U.S. baby-formula shortage: bacteria, a virus, and a trade policy.

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Also a good link:

How Bad Government Policy is Fueling the Infant Formula Shortage

Trade restrictions and over-zealous FDA regulation are a big part of the problem, but there's more.

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#1 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2022-05-14 09:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Ah-ha!

So, it is Biden's fault!

#2 | Posted by Angrydad at 2022-05-14 10:47 PM | Reply

"the Atlantic" to the rescue.

#3 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2022-05-15 01:49 PM | Reply

"the Atlantic" to the rescue.

#3 | Posted by lfthndthrds

"If they wont call the 2020 election fraudulant, they're not real news!"

#4 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-05-15 04:56 PM | Reply

You forgot the slow-roll by the FDA.

#5 | Posted by MSgt at 2022-05-15 05:54 PM | Reply

You forgot the slow-roll by the FDA.

#5 | Posted by MSgt

Ah the old republican passtime - sabotage government, then whine that government doesn't work well.

www.foodnavigator-usa.com
"House Republicans propose $285m in FDA cuts"

#6 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-05-15 06:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

ftfa: under President Donald Trump, the U.S. entered into a new North American trade agreement that actively discourages formula imports from our largest trading partner, Canada.

#7 | Posted by ichiro at 2022-05-15 06:23 PM | Reply

Corporate greed, price gouging, profiteering.
Start hanging CEO's and executives by their man marbles and throw them in prison and see how long their current criminality lasts.

#8 | Posted by a_monson at 2022-05-15 09:40 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

This is total and complete BS. Infant formula is a fake need emanating from some bizarro generational sense of entitlement.

Our species managed a long @$$ time w/o Infamil, Similac or whatevahhhhh.

My mother did not breastfeed me. No one did. Canned milk and Karo were what was on the menu and as I got older (a few weeks later) mushed up whatever everyone else was eating.

My kids got my milk or the same canned milk formula mom used on me. I just used the samples of infant formula samples they sent me home from the hospital once or twice in a pinch.

I always thought they smelled weird... blech.

#9 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2022-05-16 07:52 AM | Reply

Because mistakes were made we should definitely starve the brown babies. Because that will learn them to be born brown on the wrong side of the fence.

#10 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-05-16 11:01 AM | Reply

#9

"Our species managed" by having lots of babies with lots of deaths. Want to go back to that?

Canned milk and corn syrup is not a sufficient replacement. It worked for you as a supplement to breast milk, not as a complete replacement for a birthing person who was unable to breastfeed at all.

#11 | Posted by DarkVader at 2022-05-16 12:57 PM | Reply

I blame the Ghost-Monster. And his plan is working. I checked the formula isle to see if the rumors where true and it was 80% empty with "2 per customer" signs and what was left was canned powdered and some Simulac.

#12 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2022-05-16 06:43 PM | Reply

Lobbying by the dairy industry made importing formula from Canada or Europe impossible in Agent Orange's big trade pact. Another GOP win.

#13 | Posted by morris at 2022-05-16 08:47 PM | Reply

Only the most amazingly stupid or partisan could think blaming Trump is a good excuse.

#14 | Posted by visitor_ at 2022-05-17 09:45 AM | Reply

The Trump admin is 100% responsible for the restrictions put in the "new" NAFTA that exacerbated this. You sound a bit clueless on that simple fact.

#15 | Posted by YAV at 2022-05-17 10:29 AM | Reply

Who has had full authority over the federal governments regulatory powers for the last two years? What did Trump do exactly to prevent the importation of baby formula? Was it a tariff? That's pimple of a barrier.

#16 | Posted by visitor_ at 2022-05-17 10:37 AM | Reply

Would someone please give this ^ nesting hormonal Karen a baby so she will STFU

#17 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2022-05-17 11:01 AM | Reply

I have to agree with the Republicans on this one, baby formula should be completely unregulated. Corporations should just be able to put that label on anything they wish, we know capitalists can be trusted.

#18 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2022-05-17 03:28 PM | Reply

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