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For those who think the Nestle boycott is "no big deal"

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hunkermunker Wed 15-Oct-08 22:57:10

You might be interested to read this

theSuburbanDryad Wed 15-Oct-08 23:04:23

Hunker - did you know that Nescafe now have a Fairtade coffee? I had a massive rant in the middle of Sainsbury's, much to my friends' amusement!

I was going to start an AIBU thread about it, but I can't be arsed.

hunkermunker Wed 15-Oct-08 23:05:46

Oh, the bitter irony.

LOL at public ranting - I'd have done the same!

Have you read the link? You may have seen it before.

hunkermunker Wed 15-Oct-08 23:07:29

The poor man...

theSuburbanDryad Wed 15-Oct-08 23:08:33

Yes, I got it in a forward from Mike a while back.

Wish I could say I was surprised. Sorry. sad

bythepowerofgreyskull Wed 15-Oct-08 23:11:10

thanks for that Hunker shock I knew there were problems with Nestle and to be honest I had never really looked closely at the exact problems.

awful truely awful.

CharCharBaGOOOOOOORE Wed 15-Oct-08 23:14:02

Wow, interesting reading. Do you think anything will come of his action?
I do boycott Nestle anyway but this has made me even more determined.

Off-topic, but I was wanting to read a book I've heard about a lot, is it called the politics of breastfeeding? Just want to confirm the title so I can look for it.

SUD that is disgraceful!

SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore Wed 15-Oct-08 23:15:51

Could some one explain this whole nestle thjing to me? I read the links and think I get the gist of it but it's the first I have heard about it. i knew a lot of mumsnetters were boycotting Nestle but thought it would have something to do with salt or preservatives in their cereals etc.

So nestle are promtoting formula milk in pakistan even though it is somehow unsafe? What happened with the guy from the link? Why is he being perscueted?

theSuburbanDryad Wed 15-Oct-08 23:16:25

Yes - is this the one you mean CharChar? Tis a v good book IMO.

hunkermunker Wed 15-Oct-08 23:20:11

Politics Of Breastfeeding is being rereleased. I had thought it was November, but there doesn't seem to be a date on there any more hmm

Not just Pakistan, SheSells. And not just Nestle, though they are the worst.

CharChar, it was a few years ago now. He's now living in Canada.

NoBiggy Wed 15-Oct-08 23:25:17

Is it true that Nestle don't sell a formula in this country? Why is that?

hunkermunker Wed 15-Oct-08 23:26:57

Yes, but they're launching it soon

NoBiggy Wed 15-Oct-08 23:29:46

Ah. Thought it was odd that they didn't sell a formula. They sell bloody everything else.

ilovemydog Wed 15-Oct-08 23:31:08

Boycotted nestle for ages! My grandmother was so opposed to their disseminating formula in pooer nations, she went on marches....

The whole family went with her, but she was rather, um, militant shock. Mom hated it when she would handcuff herself to various buildings...

CharCharBaGOOOOOOORE Wed 15-Oct-08 23:35:33

That's the one! Will have to buy that I think, I've heard a lot about it and it sounds really interesting and a real eyeopener. And your link is great as it's got the new BLW book on it and I want to preorder it. SO doubly thankyou! grin

hunkermunker Wed 15-Oct-08 23:35:49

ILMD, I love your grandmother!

mybabywakesupsinging Wed 15-Oct-08 23:39:30

That is depressing.
So, we don't buy anything from Nestle (not tricky we are supermarket own-brand cheapskates here smile) but reading that ha made me want to be more thorough - aren't there other linked brands we should avoid? Advice please!

CharCharBaGOOOOOOORE Wed 15-Oct-08 23:42:15

Thanks hunker, it says early 2009 on a site I just looked at. I'm assuming Nestle just pretty much absorbed his legal action. After all, how else could they get away with so much?! And shockshockshock at Nestle formula being launched here!

CharCharBaGOOOOOOORE Wed 15-Oct-08 23:44:53

Just a question. Nestle are pretty successful at undermining bfing in developing countries due to basically bribing doctors and brainwashing parents. How successful do you think they'll be in this country? Do you think they will breach the Code as much here as they do in developing countries? Have you any thoughts on what their tactics may be in the UK? OK, more than a question grin This subject really interests me.

hunkermunker Wed 15-Oct-08 23:52:12

They're trying to associate themselves with "fluffy" stuff - the box tops for schools, sponsoring Netmums coffee house, etc. They're a brand that "cares", you see. And if you believe that...

chipmonkey Wed 15-Oct-08 23:58:06

If only they didn't make Walnut Whips......I used to love Walnut Whipssad

CharCharBaGOOOOOOORE Thu 16-Oct-08 00:00:37

angry Bastards. I've just read some of their site (don't ask me why, I have an awful headache and it didn't help) and it says they invite anyone who thinks they violate the Code (in so many words, can't be bothered quoting) in developing countries to let them know. I nearly screamed at the computer screen. It's amazing that such a multinational well-known company can get away with this behaviour.

mybabywakesupsinging Thu 16-Oct-08 00:01:00

ah, have found a link now.
Didn't know about Body Shop - bother it. Suggestions for alternative appreciated.
Otherwise no difficulty in boycott...

TheDevilWearsPrimark Thu 16-Oct-08 00:01:39

Where are the sources in that article?

NotDoingTheHousework Thu 16-Oct-08 00:07:18

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