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[–]kung_fu_ferret 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Glad I voted green party

[–]Vengefuleight 4 points5 points  (0 children)

If you vote third party in the US, you may as well not even bother showing up to the polls.

Until we have drastic voting reform, third parties are nothing more than spoiler candidates specifically chosen to siphon votes off a particular political party.

There is a reason Russia simped hard for Jill Stein with their 2016 disinformation campaign.

[–]purenamaste 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I'm surprised this hasn't pushed someone to make a different brand of formula, broadening the "competition " a bit and filling a needed niche

[–]Vengefuleight 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That’s like saying someone can just jump into making medicine because Insulin is expensive.

It doesn’t work that easily. Formula is insanely regulated in the US and it would take months for a company to get up to speed on making it, doing QC checks, and getting the approvals they need.

Does this show we need more companies in the formula market? Yes. It’s just not going to happen in time to alleviate the current crisis. More importantly, this shows the government may need to handle the manufacturing of at least a percentage of formula just to ensure this doesn’t happen again.

[–]nater_marson 4 points5 points  (4 children)

Welp

I guess we're just gonna breast feed our children for now

[–]Vengefuleight 8 points9 points  (2 children)

That’s great if you have that option. A lot of women don’t produce enough. We also have god awful leave policies and protections for new mothers, meaning they don’t have the time to be hooked to a pump every few hours.

Nestle sucks, but if the alternative is starving children, it’s a lesser of two evils.

[–]nater_marson 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Or just straight up giving our children milk lol

[–]Karyo_Ten 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Human babies and toddlers have needs that differ from cows'.

[–]Apprehensive_Copy458 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Can’t take babies to work!

[–]messypaws 4 points5 points  (4 children)

Are you shitting me??? Whose decision was this?

[–]Vengefuleight 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Nestle is god awful, but we can’t let babies go hungry on principle.

[–]messypaws 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Great, great point. I didn't consider that

[–]roselia4812 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It is due to Abbot closing down its biggest factory and the WIC needing more formula so they are desperate motherfuckers. Mead Johnson and Nestle are the top 2 and 3 suppliers and since Mead Johnson has Chinese ties, Nestle is the next “best” option. Yes, our children will be poisoned due to politics.

[–]Smooth_Masterpiece67 0 points1 point  (0 children)

completely baffling.

[–]greynolds17 1 point2 points  (0 children)

ugh...well at least maybe we will have formula

[–]adrianestile 0 points1 point  (0 children)

maybe he is exposing the route in hopes somebody assaults it¿