The United States has been suffering from a baby formula shortage for months now. It’s shown how reliant we are on this one commodity. People need it to feed their babies. It doesn’t get much bigger than that.
But we managed without baby formula for a very, very long time. So when did the United States along with large swathes of the rest of the world become so dependent on baby formula?
Learn the real origins of Baby Formula and its rise and rise on Patented with our guest Dr Jacqueline Wolf.
The answer will surprise you.
The episode was produced by Emily Whalley
The senior producer is Charlotte Long
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