Friday, 19 September 2008

Babies Before Brands - Rural Network


Why were Chinese parents not warned they could be - very likely were - giving their babies contaminated milk powder?

This fundamental courtesy, this act of humanity does not seem to have occurred to Fonterra, its Chinese partners and government officials as they took six weeks or more to work through an apparently labyrinthine process toward a product recall.

I am reminded of my good friend Clive Dalton’s constant plea to dairy farmers: you are not just in the cow business, he tells them, you are in the human health food business.

Clearly the head office cockies need the lesson, too.

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