Haredi Public Shortchanged by Formula Freebies

Q: How was the haredi public mekupach (shortchanged)? A: Because Superpharm, the drugstore chain, included only regular dairy infant formula in its¬†giveaway for new parents. Haredi parents require¬†mehadrin formula, produced under a higher level of kashrut supervision. Readers reported this … [Read more...]

Agel Pyramid Scheme Exposed

Jameel at the Muqata writes about the multi-level "pyramid" scheme used to market Agel, an overpriced and unproven vitamin supplement. The highest-level marketers have made a lot of money, but hundreds at the bottom will lose their investment unless they can convince enough others to invest and … [Read more...]

Breastfeeding Expert Dr. Jack Newman on Marketing, Heroin and More

Yesterday I went to hear Dr. Jack Newman at the La Leche League Conference for Breastfeeding Professionals at Tel Hashomer hospital. I have summarized some of the more interesting points below. In the context of discussing the International WHO Code of Marketing Breastmilk Substitutes (Israel is … [Read more...]