The Formula Formula
You can read Anna’s column on the baby formula shortage in the Dallas Morning News.
From the column:
“Problems at a single company shouldn’t impact America’s youngest citizens. It’s difficult to get data about Abbott’s market share, but judging by the scale of the disruption we can assume it’s pretty big. Maybe we should approach this situation as a motivation to diversify American formula production. According to reporting by The Washington Post, four companies make 90% of the formula sold in the U.S. Those four companies,The Atlantic says, are the ones from which the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) nutrition program buys formula. In other words, market intervention has incentivized consolidation and created higher risk for families. That means you can blame blundering ole Uncle Sam for at least part of this mess.”
Click here to read the original column.