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Email update : 18 March 2010

  • IBFAN Calendar reduced in price + updated book
  • Making a mark: UK law breakthrough
  • Greenpeace shames Nestle over source of palm oil in products like Fairtrade KitKat

IBFAN Calendar reduced in price

There are a limited number of copies of our popular breastfeeding calendar available, now on special offer at £5.00 each.

IBFAN Calendar

It has 12 full-colour A4 pictures (March shown here). Also a useful resource for health settings. UK postage and packing included. Additional charge for overseas deliveries. Click here to order.

Also new in our online Virtual Shop: an updated edition of the Health Workers Guide to the Code. Provides clear explanation of the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes and Resolutions. Click here.

Making a mark: UK law breakthrough

There is progress in our campaign to make a mark on the UK baby milk law in 2010.

The Government commissioned a review of the operation of the law last year. The enforcement authorities submitted evidence showing the law wasn't working, but the draft report from the Government's Independent Review Panel did not respond to this adequately. We launched a campaign calling for the draft report to be rejected.

The revised report was published on 11 March and now recommends: "The nature of the problems encountered when enforcing the Regulations should be characterised and steps taken to address these."

Many thanks to everyone who sent messages to the Minister for Public Health asking her to reject the draft report. With this new recommendation, the Government has the justification it needs to change the law. Click here for our press release.

We have written to the party leaders asking them to pledge to sort out the law and will make this in issue in the forthcoming General Election. Watch out for details on how you can campaign locally when the election is called.

You can also support our Make a Mark in 2010 campaign by clicking here.

Greenpeace shames Nestle over source of palm oil in products like Fairtrade KitKat

Greenpeace launched an international campaign yesterday (17 March) exposing the environmental destruction caused to produce the palm oil used by Nestlé for products like its Fairtrade KitKat.

This is blamed for destroying rainforests, contributing to climate change and endangering orang-utans in Indonesia.

A powerful video from Greenpeace has been added to Baby Milk Action's campaign blog with links to send messages to Nestlé.

Click here.

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