What You Don’t Know About Formula Regulation CAN Hurt You–And Your Baby

with guest George Kent

Air Date: December 12, 2016

Do you assume that infant formula is strictly-regulated by the US government? And, since formula is often manufactured by pharmaceutical companies, do you presume that it is subject to the same tough scrutiny by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as medications? Are you comfortable giving your baby formula based on these assumptions? Before you offer artificial infant formula to your baby, make sure you understand what’s fact, and what’s fiction about how formula is regulated. Join Marie as her special guest, author and expert, Dr. George Kent, for a discussion of the FDA’s regulation of formula. Find out what control there is–and isn’t–over formula’s nutritional content, health claims, safety, and economic value. As the decision-maker for your child, you owe it to yourself and to your child to be certain you understand some of the risks associated with infant formula.

Guest Profile – George Kent

After more than forty years of teaching in the University of Hawaii’s Department of Political Science, George Kent retired in 2010 as Professor Emeritus. Currently he serves as an Adjunct Professor with the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney in Australia and also with the Transformative Social Change Program at Saybrook University in California. He teaches an online course on the Human Right to Adequate Food for both of them.

Professor Kent has worked with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the World Food Programme and several nongovernmental organizations. His books on food policy issues are Freedom from Want: The Human Right to Adequate Food, Global Obligations for the Right to Food, Ending Hunger Worldwide, and Regulating Infant Formula. His newest books are: “Caring About Hunger”, which is on shelves now and “Governments Push Infant Formula”, coming soon.
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