Don’t listen to what the rich world’s leaders say – look at what they do

Take the thousands of Filipino children who die every year courtesy of the formula milk corporates, backed by US lobbying.

Look at what is happening, right now, in the Philippines. This country has many problems, but one stands out: just 16% of children between four and five months old are exclusively breastfed. This is one of the lowest documented rates on earth, and it has fallen by a third since 1998. As 70% of Filipinos have inadequate access to clean water, the result is a public health disaster. Every year, according to the World Health Organisation, some 16,000 Filipino children die as a result of "inappropriate feeding practices".

Full report: The Guardian