Ahavah Ehyeh (ahavah) wrote,
Ahavah Ehyeh

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Nestlé buys out Jenny Craig

My thanks to boob_nazis for this info:

Nestlé buys out Jenny Craig

An ironic quote from the article:

[This]is part of the company's "continuing commitment to nutrition, health and wellness," the Swiss company said in a statement.

And some quotes from the pdf I linked in this post, Ask Me Why I Boycott Nestlé:

* Nestlé breaks the international marketing requirements for baby foods more than any other company...1.5 million infants die around the world every year because they are not breastfed. Where water is unsafe a bottle-fed infant is up to 25 percent more likely to die as a result of diarrhoea than a breastfed child.

* A former employee in Pakistan, Syed Aamar, has exposed corrupt practices, including bribing of doctors, implicating staff at the highest level of the company. Aamar says he was threatened when he raised this with the managers. He remains in hiding and hasn't seen his wife or two young children in three years.

* Nestlé is the target of a boycott in 20 countries because of its inethical and irresponsible marketing of baby foods.

More info on the boycott can be found here: Baby Milk Action

A great resource for finding out which companies own which products is here: Responsible Shopper, or for Nestlé specifically, Nestlé's profile (updated today).

Tags: breastfeeding, dumbasses

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