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By tigtog on October 26, 2010
Today marks the beginning of International Nestle-Free Week 2010. If you are not yet aware of the reasons why people boycott and protest Nestle, here is a summary:
By Lauredhel on February 5, 2010
For those wondering how on earth aid to a disaster area can exist without huge-scale donations of infanf formula from the United States, or wondering how to explain this to others, this press release from ILCA, and the links therein may extend understanding. [notes: I prefer the terms "cross-nursing" or "shared breastfeeding", which don't so [...]
By Lauredhel on October 7, 2009
Complete with the infantilising headline we’ve come to expect from Fairfax media, Asher Moses has written up the ongoing #nestlefamily incident: “Mummy bloggers spit the dummy over Nestle’s spoilt milk” First, Nestlé hung its bloggers out to dry, leaving them to deal – very, very badly – with the PR disaster they co-created. Nestlé then [...]
Posted in ethics & philosophy | Tagged activism/charity, australia, boycott, breastfeeding, breastmilk substitutes, consumerism, exploitation, formula, marketing, milk, Nestlé, nestle, nestle boycott, reproductive justice, twitter | 12 Responses
By Lauredhel on October 1, 2009
This seems a good point to start a new post. Many Nestle-bloggers seem to be continuing to believe that by taking their questions straight to the company, they will get honest replies, and will clear up all these decades of silly misunderstanding in a jiffy. Under great pressure, Nestle corporate representatives have finally joined in [...]
By Lauredhel on June 25, 2009
Those who think that society has “gone too far” in supporting breastfeeding, that mothers who formula feed are demonised and breastfeeding mothers aren’t: Show me the women who are losing their jobs for formula feeding. Show me the women who are being kicked out of restaurants, swimming pools, gyms, childcare centres, and airplanes for formula [...]