so, why boycott Nestle? why be happy that two more US towns have said no to Nestle?
here are some reasons
– (1) promotion of a product (baby milk formula) over the safer and more nutritious (breastmilk) while knowing that baby milk formula cannot be safely used in societies that do not have clean water. Can a product which requires clean water, good sanitation, adequate family income and a literate parent to follow printed instructions, be properly and safely used in areas where water is contaminated, sewage runs through the streets, poverty is severe and illiteracy is high?” In 1978 Nestlé admitted, “No”. Sadly when the same question is asked today, the answer remains, “No”. Check out the INFACT campaign and this breastfeeding campaign
– (2) pro-Zionist. it maintains a branch in Israel. It owns 50.1% of Israeli food maker Osem Investments. In 2000, it announced it will invest millions of dollars to operate the new R&D centre in israel. In 1998, Mr. Peter Brabeck-Letmathe on behalf of Nestle, received the Jubilee Award by the Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. This is the highest tribute ever awarded by the “State of Israel” in recognition of those individuals and organizations, that through their investments and trade relationships, have done the most to strengthen the Israeli economy.
– (3) anti-environmental. Nestle and ( Kraft, Lavazza and Marubeni) are degrading of Bukit Barisan Selatan, home to endangered tigers and rhinos by purchasing coffee beans that have been grown illegally.