The Souring Of U.S. Milk Aid

THE STATES'-RIGHTS-MINDED House voted this spring to junk federal rules for buying poor kids' baby formula. But the plan, if the Senate goes along, may milk the Treasury even more. Under heavy lobbying from makers of baby food and formula, the House wiped out a rule requiring competitive bidding when states buy formula for the Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) nutrition program.

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