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Sale of Cambodian breast milk to mothers in US criticised by UN

Apr 2nd, 2017 by

UN agency says trade puts babies of poor and vulnerable at risk of malnutrition as Cambodia moves to block further exports

The UN children’s fund has strongly criticised the sale by a commercial company of breast milk donated by Cambodian mothers to women in the US, warning it could lead to the babies of poor and vulnerable women becoming malnourished.

Unicef condemned the trade by Utah-based company Ambrosia Labs as the Cambodian government intervened. Cambodia’s customs department said the finance minister, Aun Porn Moniroth, had signed a letter blocking further exports, according to the Associated Press in Phnom Penh. Talks will be held to decide whether the business should be allowed to resume.

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