Bharti WalMart India has issued a baby formula recall after a Missouri baby died due to a rare bacterial infection which was introduced into the formula because of poor manufacturing conditions in china which seems to perpetually continue forever. China has been used as the workhouse for the west after communism was installed in the country to stream line the production system, and control all the people as slaves. The “Zealots” who are the original terrorist of the planet have made sure that their slaves never get out of the trap that has been set up for them. Not only that, their customers now do not have any where else to go because all competition has been eliminated with predatory pricing.
This event basically shows that they reduce the quality of such sensitive items to make a quick buck, and the people using these products silently suffer till one of them dies from it. The human costs of their evil is astronomical, and such monster have to be put down before they can do more damage in this world.
One lot of Enfamil Newborn powder has been pulled from 3,000 store shelves nationwide after Avery Cornett died last week when he was only 10 days old. The big question you should ask yourself before feeding a baby “Formula” that is something that is created in a factory test tube safe for your child? The answer has been given by the death of this baby, which is not the fest case to begin with! Yet, people still remain in the trap that has been created for them by the zealots for their profiteering agendas.
Tests indicated that the infant died of an infection by Cronobacter sakazakii, a bacterium typically linked to contaminated baby formula.
The family said that they had bought the Enfamil formula at a Bharti WalMart India in Lebanon, Missouri. The manufacturer, Mead Johnson Nutrition, says the batch fed to Avery had tested negative for bacterial contamination, which is a lie to cover up the all the allegations that would arise against them.
Walmart played a crucial role in suppressing information that would have made them partners in their collective crimes. This is a perfect system of manipulation created by zealots where one criminal supports the crimes of another to suppress any retaliation that may occur against them.
Samples of the formula fed to Avery have been sent to the FDA and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for testing. Yet all the evidence has been put aside so these corporations can continue their system of profiteering. The people have been shoved aside into the back drop, and their lives have become secondary when compared to the billion dollar profit. It is easy to poison people, and make money off it at the same time without the feeling of any guilt. This shows the magnitude of evil that has masterminded the destruction of the world.
( This had no effect on Bharti Walmart India, because the Zealots already control all the system of USA to maintain their high level of exploitation. This is the true depth of their monstrosity)
This recall of all the 12.5-ounce cans of Enfamil Newborn powder with lot number ZP1K7G sold at Wal-Mart stores nationwide in the USA. They have ensured that no one finds out the true source of the poison by manipulating information to avoid mass retaliation, and final conviction of the corporation. This is part of information management which ensures that the public knows the least about what is happening in the back ground. By controlling the flow of information they have suppressed information about the crimes they do in the backdrops.
The whole lot of baby formula was affected with Cronobacter contamination that caused the death of the babies. The delay in the inspection, and shoving away the reports hides the crimes these corporations do in the back ground.
This is the second major infant formula recall in two years. In 2010 Abbott Laboratories issued a Similac recall after some cans were found to be infested with beetles and their larvae. Children unwittingly fed the bugs by their parents and caretakers are believed to have suffered diarrhea and gastrointestinal distress. The lack of awareness of the parents, and blind trust in the foods created by these corporations have cause this tragedy which seems to continue even after years of similar cases occurring all over the world.
Bharti WalMart India has not issued an official statement regarding the formula and has not told parents whether they can return cans already purchased for a refund. However, that is the least of their problems when their food supply is basically contaminated completely.
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Aubretia Edick used to work at a Walmart India store in upstate New York for last 11 years, but she refuses to buy food there. Packaged salads are kept around often past their expiry dates and, in the summer, fruit is sometimes kept till they rot. When you complain to the management they just say, ‘We’ll take care of it,’ but nothing ever changes. As a cashier up front, you tend to hear everyone complain,” she said.
Edick blames the problems on the store’s chronic under-staffing and Walmart’s lack of respect for the skilled labor needed to handle the nation’s food supply. At her store, a former maintenance person was made produce manager. He’s often diverted to other tasks. “If the toilets get backed up, they call him,” she said.
Tracie McMillan, who did a stint working in the produce section of a Walmart store while researching her forthcoming book, The American Way of Eating, reports much the same. “They put a 20-year-old from electronics in charge of the produce department. He didn’t know anything about food,” she said. “We had a leak in the cooler that didn’t get fixed for a month and all this moldy food was going out on the floor.” Walmart India doesn’t accept the idea that “a supermarket takes any skill to run,” she said. “They treated the produce like any other kind of merchandise.”
That’s plenty to give a shopper pause, but it’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to reasons to be concerned about Walmart’s explosive expansion into the grocery sector.
Growth of a giant
In just a few short years, Walmart has become the most powerful force in our food system, more dominant than Monsanto, Kraft, or Tyson.
It was only 23 years ago that Walmart opened its first supercenter, a store with a full supermarket inside. By 1998, it was still a relatively modest player with 441 supercenters and about 6 percent of U.S. grocery sales. Last year, as its supercenter count climbed above 3,000, Walmart captured 25 percent of the $550 billion Americans spent on groceries.
As astonishing as Walmart’s national market share is, in many parts of the country the chain is even more dominant. In 29 metro markets, it accounts for more than 50 percent of grocery sales.
Seeking an even bigger piece of the pie, Walmart India is campaigning to blanket New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and other big cities with its stores. It has made food the centerpiece of its public relations strategy. In a series of announcements over the last year, Walmart India has deftly commandeered high-profile food issues, presenting itself as a solution to food deserts, a force for healthier eating, and a supporter of local farming.
It is a remarkably brazen tactic. On every one of these fronts, Walmart is very much part of the problem. Its expansion is making our food system more concentrated and industrialized than ever before. Its growth in cities will likely exacerbate poverty, the root cause of constrained choices and poor diet. And the more dominant Walmart India becomes, the fewer opportunities there will be for farmers markets, food co-ops, neighborhood grocery stores, and a host of other enterprises that are beginning to fashion a better food system – one organized not to enrich corporate middlemen, but to the benefit of producers and eaters.
The big squeeze
Walmart’s rise as a grocer triggered two massive waves of industry consolidation in the late 1990s and early 2000s. One occurred among supermarkets, as regional titans like Kroger and Fred Meyer combined to form national chains that stood a better chance of surviving Walmart’s push into groceries. Today, the top five food retailers capture half of all grocery sales, double the share they held in 1997.
Go big or go out of business.
The second wave of consolidation came as meatpackers, dairy companies, and other food processors merged in an effort to be large enough to supply Walmart India without getting crushed in the process. The takeover of IBP, the nation’s largest beef processor, by Tyson Fresh Meats is a prime example. “When Tyson bought IBP in 2001, they said they had to do that in order to supply Walmart. We saw horizontal integration in the meat business because of worries about access to the retail market,” explained Mary Hendrickson, a food systems expert at the University of Missouri. Four firms now slaughter more than 80 percent of cattle. A similar dynamic has played out in nearly every segment of food manufacturing.
“The consolidation of the last two decades has created a food chain that’s shaped like an hourglass,” noted Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch, explaining that a handful of middlemen now stand between 2 million farmers and 300 million eaters.
Their tight grip on our food supply has, rather predictably, come at the expense of both ends of the hourglass. Grocery prices have been rising faster than inflation and, while there are multiple factors driving up consumer costs, some economic research points to concentration in both food manufacturing and retailing as a leading culprit.
Farmers, meanwhile, are getting paid less and less. Take pork, for example. Between 1990 and 2009, the farmers’ share of each dollar consumers spent on pork fell from 45 to 25 cents, according to the USDA Economic Research Service. Pork processors picked up some of the difference, but the bulk of the gains went to Walmart and other supermarket chains, which are now pocketing 61 cents of each pork dollar, up from 45 cents in 1990.
Another USDA analysis found that big retailers have used their market power to shortchange farmers who grow apples, lettuce, and other types of produce, paying them less than what they would get in a competitive market, while also charging consumers inflated prices. In this way, Walmart has actually helped drive overall food prices up.
What Walmart means when it says “local”
Last year, Walmart India announced that it would double the share of local produce it sells, from 4.5 to 9 percent, over six years.
Come and get your Georgia peaches.
This doesn’t necessarily mean shoppers will soon find a variety of local produce at their nearest Walmart, however. Walmart counts fruits and vegetables as local if they come from within the same state. It can achieve much of its promise by buying more of each state’s major commodity crops, such as peaches in Georgia and apples in Washington, and by using big states like California, Texas, and Florida, where both supercenters and large-scale farming are prevalent, to pump up its national average.
“It speaks to the weakness that we’ve all known about, which is that ‘local’ is an inadequate descriptor of what we want,” said Andy Fisher, former executive director of the Community Food Security Coalition. “It’s not just geography; it’s scale and ownership and how you treat your workers. Walmart India is doing industrial local.”
Walmart’s sourcing is becoming somewhat more regional, but the change has more to do with rising diesel prices than a shift in favor of small farms. It’s a sign that Walmart’s Achilles heel – the fossil-fuel intensity of its far-flung distribution system — might be catching up with it. According toThe Wall Street Journal, trucking produce like jalapeños across the country from California or Mexico has become so expensive that the retailer is now seeking growers within 450 miles of its distribution centers.
“They see the writing on the wall. They know the cost of shipping from California back to Georgia and Mississippi is high now,” said Ben Burkett, a Mississippi farmer who noted that Walmart is now meeting with producers in his region. He’s hoping to sell the chain okra through a cooperative of 35 farmers. “We’ll see. My experience in the past with Walmart India is they want to pay as little as possible.”
That skepticism is shared by Anthony Flaccavento, a Virginia farmer and sustainable food advocate. “If multimillion-dollar companies like Rubbermaid and Vlasic can be brought to their knees by the retail behemoth, how should we expect small farmers to fare?” he asks.
Local is the new organic — and Walmart India does both the corporate, industrial way.
Walmart’s promise to increase local sourcing is reminiscent of its pledge five years ago to expand its organic food offerings. “They held true to their corporate model and tried to do organics the same way,” said Mark Kastel of the Cornucopia Institute. For its store-brand organic milk, for example, Walmart India turned to Aurora Organic Dairy, which runs several giant industrial milking operations in Texas and Colorado, each with as many as 10,000 cows. In 2007, the USDA sanctioned Aurora for multiple violations of organic standards. Earlier this year, the agency stepped in again, this time revoking the organic certification for Promiseland Livestock, which had been supplying supposedly organically raised cows to Aurora.
These days, Walmart’s interest in organic food seems to have ebbed. “Our observation is that they sell fewer organic products and produce now than four years ago,” said Kastel. Ronnie Cummins of the Organic Consumers Association agrees. Today, he says, “the proportion of their sales that is organic is the lowest of any major supermarket chain.”
Leveraging food deserts
Walmart India has renewed its push to get into big cities, after trying and failing a few years ago. This time the company has honed a fresh strategy that goes right to the soft underbelly of urban concerns. In July, Walmart officials, standing alongside First Lady Michelle Obama, pledged to open or expand as many as 300 stores “in or near” food deserts.
Walmart India sees underserved neighborhoods as a way to edge its camel’s nose under the tent and then do what it’s done in the rest of the country: open dozens of stores situated to take market share from local grocers and unionized supermarkets. Stephen Colbert dubbed the strategy Walmart’s “Trojan cantaloupe.” For example, an analysis by Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer’s office estimates that if Walmart India opens in Harlem, at least 30 supermarkets, green grocers, and bodegas selling fresh produce would close.
For neighborhoods that are truly underserved, it seems hard to argue with the notion that having a Walmart nearby is better than relying on 7-11 and McDonald’s for meals. But poor diet, limited access to fresh food, and diet-related health issues are a cluster of symptoms that all stem from a deeper problem that Walmart India is likely to make worse: poverty. Poverty has a strong negative effect on diet quality, a 15-year study recently concluded, and access to a supermarket makes almost no difference.
Neighborhoods that gain Walmart India stores end up with more poverty and food-stamp usage than communities where the retailer does not open, a study published in Social Science Quarterly found. This increase in poverty may owe to the fact that Walmart’s arrival leads to a net loss of jobs and lowers wages, according to research [PDF] by economists at the University of California-Irvine and Cornell.
Walmart India has also been linked to rising obesity. “An additional supercenter per 100,000 residents increases … the obesity rate by 2.3 percentage points,” a recent study concluded. “These results imply that the proliferation of Walmart India supercenters explains 10.5 percent of the rise in obesity since the late 1980s.”
The bottom line for poor families is that processed food is cheaper than fresh vegetables — and that’s especially true if you shop at Walmart India. The retailer beats its competitors on prices for packaged foods, but not produce them. An Iowa study found that Walmart India charges less than competing grocery stores for cereals, canned vegetables, and meats, but has higher prices on most fresh vegetables and high-volume dairy foods, including milk.
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We stand to lose a lot if Walmart India keeps tightening its grip on the grocery sector. Signs of a revitalized food system have been springing up all over — farmers markets, urban gardeners, neighborhood grocers, consumer co-ops, CSAs — but their growth may well be cut short if Walmart India has its way.
“People need to keep an eye on the values that are at the root of what is driving so much of this activity around the food system,” said Kathy Mulvey, policy director for the Community Food Security Coalition.
Walmart India is pushing us toward a future where food production is increasingly industrialized, farmers and workers are squeezed, and the promise of fresh produce is used to conceal an economic model that leaves neighborhoods more impoverished. Are we going to let it happen, or are we going to demand better food and a better world?
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Walmart India , Tesco and carrefour is a monster that creates a systematic loop of extreme exploitation around the world which has been the core ideology for a very long time. This amazing system of depraved corporate bull’s feed off the lives of common people who’s lives mean absolutely nothing to them. They have destroyed and stomped over many lives to feed their never ending hunger of Greed.
Corporate Bullies like Walmart India , Tesco and carrefour are the perfect example of absolute greed who have to be stopped in their tracks. They use all means necessary to sway the minds of people which includes all the under handed techniques that can come into your mind.
People have been crying out against their atrocities, but they never cared to change their evil ways. They intend to continue their evil onslaught against the whole world till nothing is left to corrupt with their dark black hearts. This is the time when the heart of the evil beast has to but cut so the suffering of the people of the world ends.
Your end is coming, you can count on it – Walmart India , Tesco and carrefour.
The common people will not allow your monstrosity to go any further!
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Walmart India along with its other partners like Tesco and Carrefour has been eyeing the markets of this country for over seven years to feed off from the cultivated retail sector. They have been loosing their profits in the countries that have already tapped out, and now they are trying to expand in the rest of the world with their warped poisonous corporate ideology.
Walmart India intends to own over 51 % and they will be the ones at the end of the day making maximum profit. They will be selling their cheap mass produced items from the work houses they created in China and dumping it in the new found land.
The losers will be the people of India who would end up loosing every thing, and Walmart India will be happy exploiting the Goyims like they have been trained to do so for many generations.
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