Biden Invokes Defense Production Act Amid Baby Formula Shortage

Joe Biden on Wednesday invoked the 1950 Defense Production Act in an attempt to boost the supply of baby formula. 

Biden asked Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack to “take all appropriate measures available to get additional safe formula into the country immediately.” 

As previously reported by Human Events News, Nestle is flying baby formula from Europe to the United States in an effort to ease nationwide shortages. 

The Swiss food and drink manufacturer is flying Gerber baby food formula supplies to the United States from the Netherlands and Alfamino baby formula from Switzerland. 

Abbott Nutrition, Mead Johnson & Company LLC, Gerber Products Company and Perrigo Company PLC control almost 90 percent of the infant formula market, but stores across the U.S. have been struggling to keep inventory on the shelves due to supply chain problems.