Nestle Boycott

 

Nestle Boycott

 

Why is there a Nestle boycott?

Back in the 1940s, in order to sell more infant formula Nestle would hire women with no special training and dress them up as nurses to give out free samples of Nestle formula. That was outlawed in the United States but this practice continued in third world countries.

 

So what’s the problem?

The free formula sample only lasted long enough for a mother’s own breast milk to dry up. Not knowing about re-lactation, these moms would then be forced to purchase formula. Due to a lack of resources these poor mothers would be forced to mix the formula with unsanitary water and/or to make the formula last longer by diluting it by more water that was recommended.

 

The results?

The results are:

  1. Babies died.
  2. Nestle made huge profits.
  3. 3) In 1977, due to a public outcry over the death of defenseless babies, the Nestle Boycott was birthed. Nestle was found “to be the most unethical of the several companies selling baby formula at the time.”
  4. 4) The The World Health Organization – WHO – drafted the International Code on the Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes, which was signed by much of the world in the early 1980′s and finally by the United States in 1994.

To the present.

That was in 1970′s so why do we still have a Nestle boycott today?

After a very brief reprieve the Nestle boycott was re-launched in 1988 and continues to this day. A recent report called “Cracking the Code” outlines the many present-day violations of the WHO code. This report is available from UNICEF at:

UNICEF

Unit 1, Rignals Lane

Chelmsford, Essex

CM2 8TU

United Kingdom

Tel: (01245)476315

 

So basically Nestle is still targeted with a boycott because monitoring conducted by the International Baby Food Action Network – IBFAN – has found this company responsible for more violations of the World Health Assembly marketing requirements for baby foods than any other company.

As UNICEF has said:

“Marketing practices that undermine breastfeeding are potentially hazardous wherever they are pursued: in the developing world, WHO estimates that some 1.5 million children die each year because they are not adequately breastfed. These facts are not in dispute.”

The Nestle boycott is an international boycott and so far is recognized in 18 countries:

 

Australia Canada Finland France Germany Ireland Italy Luxembourg Mauritius Mexico Norway Philippines Spain Sweden Switzerland
Turkey United Kingdom United States

Nestle Boycott: Nestle Owned Companies

 

Confectionery & Snacks

Aero After Eights Animal Bar Baci Chocolate Black Magic Blue Riband Breakaway Caramac
Chocolate Cuisine Colgate Dental Gum Dairy Box Dairy Crunch Double Cream Drifter Fab Fruit Pastilles Heaven Henri Nestle Collection Jellytots Kit Kat Kit Kat Chunky Kit Kat – Fairtrade Lion Bar Lyons Maid Ice Cream Matchmakers Maxibon Milky Bar Munchies Nestlé Ice Cream Polo Quality Street Rolo Rowntrees Fruit Gums
Smarties Toffee Crisp Toffo Tooty Frooties Walnut Whip
Willy Wonka Yorkie

Coffee

Alta Rica Black Gold Blend 37 Cap Colombie
Cappuccino Caro Decaff Expresso Fine Blend Gold Blend
Kenjara Nescafe Ice Organic Partners Blend

Cosmetics

Biotherm Body Shop Cosmence Garnier Helena Rubenstein La Roche-Posay Lancome L’Oreal Matrix Maybelline
Metamorphosis Plenitude Redken

Dairy Products

Carnation Coffee-Mate Extreme Viennois
Fussells Ideal LC1 Munch Bunch yoghurts Rowntree yoghurts and ice creams Simply Double Ski yogurts Sveltesse yogurts Tip-Top

Contact Lens Care

Alcon

Pet Foods

Arthur’s Bakers BETA Bonio Felix Friskies
Go-Cat Go-Dog Gourmet One Pro Plan Purina Spiller’s Vital Balance
Winalot

Mineral/Bottled Water

Aqua Panna Aquarel Buxton Contrex
Perrier Pow-wow San Pellegrino Santa Maria Valvert Vittel

Other Drinks

Build-up Milo Nesquik Nestea

Processed Meals

Buitoni pasta & canned foods Herta Maggi
Osem/Tivall Rowntrees Jellies

Cereals

Cheerios & Honey Nut Cheerios Cinnamon and Golden Grahams
Clusters Cookie Crisp Shreddies Fibre 1 Fitnesse Force Flakes Fruitful Golden Nuggets Nesquik cereal Shredded Wheat including: Bitesize, Fruitful, Honey Nut Shreddies: Coco and frosted

 

Sources for Nestle Boycott :
  • www.breastfeeding.com
  • www.babymilkaction.org

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  • Cag3db1rd

    There’s more to that list than just what is here. For instance, one day, I went to my local convenience store to get a bottle of water because hubby hadn’t refilled our filter. I saw two brands of bottled water to choose from. Nestle Pure Life and Ozarka. I chose the Ozarka. I got to work, and started looking at the label. This particular bottle of Ozarka had been bottled by Nestle. I was very disappointed.

    • http://www.natural-motherhood.com/ Natural Motherhood

      I am sure our list could use some updating as Nestle buys new companies and puts out new products all the time…bleh. Thanks for the heads up!

  • Molly Brown

    Nestle Purina is responsible for the tainted wheat germ in China that killed hundreds of dogs 6-7 years ago. Now in todays news there is again tainted food product for dogs from Nestle Purina and nearly 600 dogs have died. Why do we have a government if they are not doing their jobs. They get paid to have titles???? FDA where are you? Didn’t you learn the first time? what if these items were shipped to the USA to be mixed into foods meant for human consumption? Millions of us could be killed off the same way our pets are. No one needs chemicals or radiation. They just need to buy products from China that are grown in China that are poison. How can you live with yourselves????????

    • sm1ofakind

      Those alphabet administrations only go after small business and individuals. They don’t enforce anything against the behemoth multi-national corporations. Why did we allow these corporations to get this big in the first place? I remember when the government broke up Ma Bell and Microsoft. Don’t we have laws against monopolies?