I'm curious to know who funded

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I'm curious to know who funded
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Sun, 09-28-2003 - 11:53am
the flame retardent in bm study. THere's usually a trail straight to formula companies and the likes in studies like that. Anyone know?

In a couple of articles I noticed pop-up ads for "baby bottle comparisons" and other suspecious things.

Kimberley

ps- yes, I'm paranoid... and with good reason.

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Sun, 09-28-2003 - 12:06pm

LOL......I have no idea.


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Sun, 09-28-2003 - 12:19pm

Kimberly,

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Mon, 09-29-2003 - 10:39am

No, just paranoid for no reason this time, it appears - especially since these are people on "your side."

 

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Wed, 10-01-2003 - 10:28am
And your're positive none of these people or their $ come from big businesses/pharmacutical companies/formula makers?

What about "the john merck fund" Merck is a pharmicutical company- right? Is there a relation?

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Wed, 10-01-2003 - 1:34pm
Yes but:

A) Merck does NOT manufacture formula (at least not that I am aware...I am a pharmacy technician and I have never seen baby formula or infant feeding product from Merck-Frosst)

and

B) Most of the foundations money is given to environmental organizations as per this site that I found:

http://www.consumerfreedom.com/activistcash/donor_detail.cfm?DONOR_ID=138

Just an FYI

Judi



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Wed, 10-01-2003 - 1:58pm
They do not have to fund formula directly to support it- and believe me they do!
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Wed, 10-01-2003 - 2:05pm
OH MY! You are a little paranoid on this one...this fund is set up by the widow of the former CEO in 1970. I guess the fact that they fund mostly environmental projects means absolutely nothing to you. There is nothing for merck to gain by promoting another company's product and this study isn't promoting formula. It's mainly an wake up call to clean up our environment so that breast milk can be even better than it already is.

*edited to add: You would think that bf organizations would pick up on this study and do more to promote cleaning up our planet. I would also think that you who is so concerned about the environment would stop and take a look at the study and say "hey, there's something more I can do to make what I am giving my son EVEN BETTER!" JMO

Judi


Edited 10/1/2003 2:07:39 PM ET by genuinecanadiangal


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Wed, 10-01-2003 - 2:06pm
but it was a study on the enviroment! And how it is effecting things especilly nursing babies. One could say that they were saying see how harmful the enviroment is? It is even effecting something good for you. I took it as saying its past time to clean up the enviroment. Not that you shouldn't nurse it even sasid at the bottom to keep nursing. So why does it matter who funded it and if a fomula company was behind funding it? I am more concerned with how they came to this conclusion. What people and from what envirments were they in? Did all of them live in the same house exposed to the same things for any lengh of time?




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Wed, 10-01-2003 - 2:29pm

The study is PRO-BF for goodness sakes.

 

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Wed, 10-01-2003 - 8:38pm
It was a VERY small sample - they said they couldn't afford to include more people - but there were in the same general area I believe.