UPDATE: 07/08/18 : “It was the Russians who ultimately stepped in to introduce the measure — and the Americans did not threaten them,” the report said.
(Earlier I published the following.)
Just published today in the New York Times: U.S. Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution Stuns World Health Officials One of the Ugliest Undersides of American Corporate Welfare
So how come the “greatest country in the world” is afraid of women worldwide practicing natural breastfeeding?
Oh … probably national security.
I get it.
If capitalism loses any kind of profit anywhere, the mighty might fall. That of course is the art of the deal. Look out for number one. We’re number one! To hell with all the other number twos and beyond.
A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly.
Based on decades of research, the resolution says that mother’s milk is healthiest for children and countries should strive to limit the inaccurate or misleading marketing of breast milk substitutes.
“Then the United States delegation, embracing the interests of infant formula manufacturers, upended the deliberations.
American officials sought to water down the resolution by removing language that called on governments to “protect, promote and support breast-feeding” and another passage that called on policymakers to restrict the promotion of food products that many experts say can have deleterious effects on young children.”