Article on the export of formula to China

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Article on the export of formula to China

Postby mooki » Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:26 am

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Re: Article on the export of formula to China

Postby A+D » Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:28 pm

DH and I watch Landline each Sunday and there was a report about the positives for the dairy industry in Australia due to the increased demand for milk powder products in China, when I realised that it included ABM there was some shouting at the tv moments from me. We also see the effects of this daily where I live, the sailors from the Chinese ore ships come into the shops and buy up tins of ABM, there is a limit now to 2 tins per customer, and I think they all pretty well take 2 back with them each time, and it isn't uncommon for mums to not to be able to get the type of ABM they want. It took me a while to work out why a group of seemingly single men were buying ABM the first time I saw it.
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Re: Article on the export of formula to China

Postby Mummy woo! » Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:23 pm

Yes AS+D, I frequently shout at the telly when they talk about the economic benefits of dairy exports too!

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Re: Article on the export of formula to China

Postby Yankee » Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:33 pm

Yeah when i was doing top ups with DD i couldn't get the brand of ABM I was used to because it was one of the ones the Chinese had decided was extra safe. So every time it came in they would buy it up to send to family members in China. It was really frustrating.
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Re: Article on the export of formula to China

Postby Karleen » Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:05 pm

Thanks MW! Yankee, feel free to share your experience on the comments section of the article. Issues of food security are real.
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Re: Article on the export of formula to China

Postby mooki » Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:30 pm

Mummy woo! wrote:
Julie Smith is in my Branch - she is tops :-D And we all know Karleen from the forum. Go ABA!


It's nice to know I'm not the only one who does a little fist pump when one/some of our own contribute great articles like this.

I saw Julie present at LG too :)
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Re: Article on the export of formula to China

Postby PellyintheWilderness » Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:34 pm

This popped up on the local news section of the ABC website the other day:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-07/tasmanian-pharamacy-baby-clinic-model-expanding-to-china/5876024
I was enraged. But I don't know what, if anything, to do about it.
I'm not suggesting that a baby clinic service at a pharmacy is a bad idea. But it's pretty clear that they won't be providing unbiased infant nutrition advice.
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Re: Article on the export of formula to China

Postby Karleen » Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:40 pm

Part of what is not entirely clear is that China's whole health system is hospital based- there are no GPs of family and child health nurses. So there is a huge need for community-based health services....this appears to not be that. It appears to be just another version of the "milk nurses" that appear to be health providers but are in fact formula sales people.
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Re: Article on the export of formula to China

Postby PellyintheWilderness » Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:03 pm

Karleen wrote:Part of what is not entirely clear is that China's whole health system is hospital based- there are no GPs of family and child health nurses. So there is a huge need for community-based health services....this appears to not be that. It appears to be just another version of the "milk nurses" that appear to be health providers but are in fact formula sales people.

That's what I thought, only you've put it into better words. All kinds of wrong. Honestly, I despair sometimes.
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