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Resource ID: #12231
Subject: Health Care
Source: New York Times Magazine
Date: Dec. 6



The New York Times Magazine reports that "the controversy and confusion (about infant formula) .... reached the scale of global conflict earlier this year when the World Health Organization voted 118 to 1 to adopt a nonbinding code restricting the promotion of infant-formula products.... At the center of the increasingly bitter conflict are babies, millions of babies with the shriveled limbs and the distended bellies that signal shiorkor, the Ghanian term for malnutrition that has become part of the medical literature.... (Critics ) charge that aggressive marketing of formula has contributed to a vast shift away from breast milk, the safest and most nutritious food for infants...."

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