On Monday’s broadcast of “Democracy Now!,” Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) said that the Biden administration can do more to address the ongoing baby formula shortage, like broader invocation of the Defense Production Act to manufacture formula domestically, buying formula on the global market, and relaxing FDA restrictions on formula from Europe.
Khanna stated, “There is massive concentration in this industry. That’s the root cause. Why is it that only four companies are producing the baby formula? There should have been antitrust action a long time ago.”
He continued, “But, going forward, there are a few key things we can do: First, you could invoke the Defense Production Act, not just to provide the supplies to Abbott. That’s what the president has done. You
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