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Email update : 17 May 2010

  • Demonstration in Croydon and at other Nestlé sites and retailers 22 May 11:00 - 12:00.
  • How Nestle spins when it gives into campaigners' demands - Greenpeace campaign update
  • LibDem pledged to implement WHO Code and Resolutions during election campaign - what's next?

Demonstrations Saturday 22 May

A reminder that we will be demonstrating outside Nestlé (UK) HQ on Saturday 22 May, 11:00 - 12:00.

If you can't join us there, you can request or download leaflets to use locally, either outside a Nestlé factory or shop selling Nestlé products. For example, our 'Why boycott Nestlé Fairtrade KitKat?" leaflet.

Boycott KitKat

Find out more, including our leafleting guidelines, at:

At the Nestlé shareholder meeting last month, Nestlé executives refused to stop pushing baby milk with the claim that it 'protects' babies, even though they know babies fed on it are more likely to become sick than breastfed babies and, in conditions of poverty, more likely to die. We need to keep up the pressure.

If you are unable to take action on Saturday, please consider sending a donation or becoming a member of Baby Milk Action to help with our work (links on the right).

Nestlé agrees to Greenpeace demands

Greenpeace has indicated today that Nestlé has agreed to all of its demands regarding how it sources palm oil. It has been alleged that Indonesian rainforest is being destroyed to provide the palm oil.

While Nestlé's actions need to be monitored to see that it delivers, this is an important victory to everyone who campaigned - and the Greenpeace activists who dropped in (literally) on Nestlé's shareholder meeting last month.

On the Campaign Blog we look back on some important victories in the baby milk campaign and how Nestlé tried to spin the changes it was forced to make to try to divert attention from ongoing malpractice. Expect to see the same in response to the change on plam oil. See:

LibDems pledge to implement baby food marketing code

During the UK election campaign the Liberal Democrats and the Green Party signed up to the Baby Milk Action pledge to work to implement the World Health Assembly marketing requirements for baby foods.

Now the LibDems have entered into the new coaliton government with the Conservative pary - including with a Minister in the Department of Health - and Caroline Lucas has been elected as the first Green MP. We will work with these supporters and all politicians to protect breastfeeding and babies fed on formula. You can support this work as part of our Make a Mark in 2010 campaign:

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