Email update : 29 May 2010
Mr. Nastie explains baby milk strategy
Watch a short youtube clip from our demonstration at Nestlé (UK) HQ and send a message to Nestlé in one click.
Mr. Henry Nastie, spoof marketing guru, explains the company's strategy of marketing baby milk with the false claim that it 'protects' babies.
World Health Assembly calls for action
Baby Milk Action attended the World Health Assembly as part of its Make a Mark in 2010 campaign last week. The baby food industry was there in force, pushing for a weak Resolution on Infant and Young Child Feeding, but government after government supported amendments calling for action on corporate sponsorship, health claims and other concerns. The new Resolution will be a valuable tool for governments and campaigners trying to protect infant health.
United Nations says it won't act over abuses of the UN Global Compact
In July 2009 Baby Milk Action and the Nestlé Critics coalition asked the United Nations Global Compact Office to throw Nestlé out of this voluntary initiative that promotes good corporate behaviour. We presented evidence showing that Nestlé violates the Global Compact Principles and uses its link with the initiative - and sponsorship of events - to try to persuade people there are no longer concerns about its practices.
The Global Compact Office said it had neither the resources nor the power to investigate the evidence submitted. Baby Milk Action has now released a report on what happened.
Support our Make a Mark in 2010 campaign as we argue that the Global Compact should be reformed or replaced.
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