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The great Nestle boycott May 19, 2007

Filed under: Activism,Breastfeeding,Health,Valuable Resources — amygeekgrl @ 1:52 pm

Perhaps you’ve heard about the Nestle boycott before, but never really understood why it is going on. Here’s an article – Eye witness evidence of Nestlé malpractice on eve of demonstration – with links to several other sites/articles on the topic.

Nestlé is the target of an international boycott because of its aggressive marketing of baby foods. A newspaper article and new film reveal how Nestlé continues to undermine breastfeeding, breaking international marketing standards, where laws have yet to be introduced and enforced.

See also, Formula for Disaster – a five part UNICEF documentary series available on YouTube.

This eye-opening documentary reveals how the marketing of powdered milk has caused fewer mothers to breastfeed in the Philippines – including those who can ill afford artificial milk and suffer its harmful consequences. The milk companies’ formula for profits is a formula for disaster.
Part 1 of 5
Part 2 of 5
Part 3 of 5
Part 4 of 5
Part 5 of 5

From UNICEF – Rally for breastfeeding – Mothers demand truth about infant formula

Over 100 formula feeding mothers and their babies protested in front of infant formula manufacturers’ offices, claiming milk advertisements have deceived them into giving their babies infant formula instead of breastmilk.

“My message to the milk companies is to stop deceiving those who buy infant formula,” says Nadine Sylvano, mother of five children. “They say that their milk is good for children’s brains, will make children healthy, stout and give strong bones. But it’s not true.”

Also check out Baby Milk Action

Baby Milk Action is a non-profit organization which aims to save lives and to end the avoidable suffering caused by inappropriate infant feeding. Baby Milk Action works within a global network to strengthen independent, transparent and effective controls on the marketing of the baby feeding industry.

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 1.5 million infants die around the world every year because they are not breastfed. Where water is unsafe a bottle-fed child is up to 25 times more likely to die as a result of diarrhea than a breastfed child.

That is why a marketing code was introduced in 1981 to regulate the marketing of breastmilk substitutes. Companies continue to violate its provisions. Find out how Baby Milk Action works to stop them and how you can help.

Baby Milk Action is not anti-baby milk. Our work protects all mothers and infants from irresponsible marketing.

There is even more information available on Wikipedia.

…Knowledge is power….

 

Updated to add: Thank you to Julie for reminding me to get a list of Nestle’s products, which are included in the boycott. According to NestleUSA.com, here is a (very LONG) list of their USA brands. (The Nestle UK brand list can be found here.)
* 100 GRAND®
* ADDITIONS™
* AFTER EIGHT® Biscuits & Mints
* ALBERS® Corn Meal and Grits
* ALPO®
* ALPO® COME ‘N GET IT®
* AQUARI-YUMS™ cat treats
* BABY RUTH®
* BACI®
* BEGGIN’ STRIPS® dog treats
* BENEFUL® dog food
* BIT-O-HONEY®
* BOTTLE CAPS®
* BUITONI®
* BUITONI® Risotto & Foccacia Bread Mix
* BUSY BONE™ dog treats
* BUTTERFINGER®
* CARLOS V®
* CAT CHOW® cat food
* CHEF-MATE®
* CHEW-RIFIC™ dog treats
* CHUNKY®
* COFFEE-MATE®
* COFFEE-MATE™ LATTE CREATIONS™
* CROISSANT POCKETS® brand sandwiches
* CRUCIAL®
* DELI-CAT® cat food
* DOG CHOW® dog food
* FAA™
* FANCY FEAST® cat food
* FRISKIES® canned & dry cat food
* GOBSTOPPERS®
* GOOBERS®
* GOOD START® Infant Formulas
* HI PRO® dog food
* HOT POCKETS® brand sandwiches
* KIBBLES AND CHUNKS® dog food
* KIT ‘N KABOODLE® cat food
* KITTEN CHOW® cat food
* KLIM®
* LA LECHERA® Sweetened Condensed Milk
* LAFFY TAFFY®
* LEAN CUISINE®
* LEAN POCKETS® brand sandwiches
* LIBBY’S® Pumpkin
* LIK-M-AID® Fun Dip
* MAGGI® Seasonings
* MIGHTY DOG® dog food
* MILO® powdered beverage & ready-to-drink
* MINOR’S®
* MODULEN® IBD
* MOIST & MEATY®
* NAN® Infant Formula
* NERDS®
* NESCAFÉ®
* NESCAFÉ® Café con Leche
* NESCAFÉ® CLASICO™ (soluble coffees from Mexico)
* NESQUIK®
* NESTEA®
* Nestlé Healthcare Nutrition
* NESTLÉ ® JUICY JUICE® 100% fruit juices
* Nestlé FoodServices
* NESTLÉ® ABUELITA®
* NESTLÉ® CARNATION® INSTANT BREAKFAST®
* NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Malted Milk
* NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Milks
* NESTLÉ® CRUNCH®
* NESTLÉ® dessert toppings
* NESTLÉ® European Style™ Desserts
* NESTLÉ® Hot Cocoa Mix
* NESTLÉ® Infant Formulas
* NESTLÉ® MIlk Chocolate
* NESTLÉ® NIDO®
* NESTLÉ® SIGNATURES TREASURES®
* NESTLÉ® SIGNATURES™ TURTLES®
* NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Candy Bars
* NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Morsels & baking ingredients
* NIPS®
* NUTREN®
* NUTREN® GLYTROL®
* NUTREN® PULMONARY (formerly NUTRIVENT®)
* NUTREN® RENAL (formerly NUTRIRENAL™)
* NUTREN® REPLETE®
* NUTRIHEAL™
* NUTRIHEP®
* OH HENRY!®
* OOMPAS®
* ORTEGA®
* PEPTAMEN®
* PERUGINA® Confections
* PIXY STIX®
* POWERBAR®
* PRIA®
* PRO PLAN® dog and cat foods
* PURINA ONE®
* PURINA®
* PURINA® ESSENTIALS™ cat treats and dog treats
* QUALITY STREET®
* RAISINETS®
* RENALCAL®
* RUNTS®
* secondnature®
* SNO-CAPS®
* SPREE®
* STOUFFER’S®
* SWEETARTS®
* T BONZ®
* TART ‘N TINYS®
* TASTER’S CHOICE® instant coffee
* TENDER VITTLES®
* TIDY CATS®
* TRIO®
* VETERINARY DIETS™
* WHISKER LICKIN’S®
* WONKA® products
* YESTERDAY’S NEWS®

 

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9 Responses to “The great Nestle boycott”

  1. Wow never knew there were such a thing. Doesn’t surprise me at all.

  2. Julie Artz Says:

    Thanks so much for posting this! I think it’s worth mentioning that Nestle is the parent company of many common brands. So if you want to boycott Nestle, it’s not just Crunch bars you should avoid, but the following other Nestle brands (courtesy of nestle.com):
    * Carnation
    * Coffee Mate
    * Dreyer’s
    * Edy’s
    * Skinny Cow (Bummer! I didn’t know about that one!)
    * KitKat
    * Powerbar (D’oh!)
    * Baci
    * Butterfinger
    * Perugina
    * Wonka
    * Stouffer’s
    * Buitoni
    * Lean Cuisine
    * Juicy Juice
    * Nescafe
    * Nestea
    * Taster’s Choice
    * Arrowhead
    * Calistoga
    * Perrier
    * Ice Mountain
    * Alpo
    * Fancy Feast
    * Friskies
    * Mighty Dog
    * Proplan
    * Purina
    * Tidy Cat

  3. Anna (Brynna'sMommy) Says:

    Wow! How sad!

  4. LuAnn Says:

    Oh no! Not my Butterfingers! Oh well, I’m tired of big business putting profits over people. And especially when babies are involved.

  5. antropologa Says:

    I have been trying to follow this boycott, but it is SO HARD. What a HUGE company!

  6. mb Says:

    gross. i can’t even fathom one corporation owning all these smaller entities. That is so freaky.

    thanks for posting. I don’t eat anything on that list, but I am so glad I have it now and can pass it on.

    peace.
    mb

  7. bazu Says:

    Ugh- I already avoid nestle, just for the big ruthless conglomerate that they are, and their unethical business practices, especially in the developing world. Add this to the list of distasteful things they do, and to my reasons for avoiding them at all costs.

  8. Nice article.
    I know you will link to my page..
    Bye

  9. [...] Crunchy Domestic Goddess: The Great Nestle Boycott [...]


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