They were talking about the current formula buying restrictions due to the demand in China for British brands due to the lack of trust in Chinese brands.
They kept saying that we in Britain should make more to make the most of this business opportunity.
I find this rather distasteful. People are trying to feed their children and are worried about how they do this both here and in China. Surely, talking about how much money you can make from it is a bit wrong?
But aren't the Chinese public over a barrel with regard to the safety of milk manufactured in China? The companies exporting are entitled to make a profit but not by inflating the price dramatically to exploit those who need it.
The Seventh - not just a branding issue. In 2008 it was discovered that melamine had been added to milk and formula to increase the protein content. There is still a lack of confidence in domestic chinese milk and formula products. I have been in China for 5 years and will not buy any local milk because of this issue.
Babies died because the Chinese milk was contaminated. I would be feeding my child foreign branded milk if I were them. I also found it a bit that all the news people were talking about making sure that there was enough for British consumers. I was thinking, 'what about the Chinese babies, will they have enough?'. Are we not supposed to think about them at all?
I understand the reasons behind preference for British brands. But I think encouraging business for it is profitable both ways - the Chinese get a good supply of safe milk and those selling it get good business. The only ethical dilemma would be around a possible price increase