19 May 2012
Demonstrations against the Nestlé monster on Facebook and in Croydon and elsewhere
Campaigners gathering for the annual boycott demonstration at Nestlé (UK) HQ in Croydon (19 May 11:00 – 12:00) will be facing the Nestlé monster - a costume dinosaur representing the company.
Please come if you can to appear in the film clip we will be making or to hand out leaflets. We aim to expose the way Nestlé pushes baby milk in violation of internationally agreed marketing standards.
The Nestlé monster tramples on the rights of mothers and babies. And it has just got bigger as it has swallowed up Pfizer's infant nutrition business (marketing the SMA brand of formula in the UK).
Demonstrations will also be taking place at other locations and there is a virtual demonstration on Facebook.
To support the Facebook event simply go to the event page and click on 'going' - then invite your friends:
Mike Brady, Campaigns and Networking Coordinator at Baby Milk Action, said:
We work with our partners in the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) for legislation, and over 60 countries have brought in laws to control baby food marketing. Where laws do not exist or are not enforced people can prompt changes by sending letters, demonstrating and supporting our work.
For travel details for the Croydon and other demonstrations see:
To donate to the campaign, go to:
Campaigners will be distributing "Fight the Nestlé monster" leaflets with ten facts executives do not want people to know. This leaflet includes an OCR code that can be read by a smartphone to access further details, as well as a website link. See: http://info.babymilkaction.org/monster
Nestlé claims around the world that its baby milk 'protects' babies, despite the fact that babies fed on formula are more likely to become sick than breastfed babies and, in conditions of poverty, more likely to die.
It undermines breastfeeding and refuses to provide those who do use formula with the important information about the risks and how to reduce them.
Nestlé, the global baby milk market leader, is found by Baby Milk Action and its partners around the world to be the worst of the baby food companies in terms of the volume and types of violations. Nestlé drives down standards for the industry as a whole.
Nestlé is the most boycotted company in the UK and one of the four most boycotted on the planet.
For Baby Milk Action's press release, see:
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