Upon realising this plight, international organizations such as the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children's Fund, have come forward to reveal the truth, the GMOA adds.
Behavioral and attitudinal changes have been observed in society after the consumption of imported milk powder was proven to be unhealthy to the human body.
Imports fell by over half
Subsequent to this, 54 billion rupees spent on importing milk powder has been reduced to Rs. 20 billion says the GMOA Secretary - Dr. Haritha Aluthge.
He pointed out that the island wide consumption dropped dramatically once the public has realized the harmful effects of milk powder.
Dr. Haritha Aluthgamage said that the Ministry of Health will work together with the Ministry of Health to raise public awareness on the dangers of consuming imported milk powder as non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer occur from this habit.