Friday, July 14, 2006

Not So Quik ...

"Marketing practices that undermine breastfeeding are potentially hazardous wherever they are pursued: in the developing world, WHO estimates that some 1.5 million children die each year because they are not adequately breastfed. These facts are not in dispute." - UNICEF press release, 6/17/97

I've been boycotting Nestlé for several years now, ever since finding out about their unethical marketing of infant formula in the U.S. and abroad. At least, I thought I was. I just ran across a thorough list of Nestlé products and I realized that I've still got quite a few in my house right this moment, from Tidy Cat to PowerBar. Time to check the pantry (and freezer, and medicine cabinet ...) and make some different choices. At least now I've got an excuse to pick up some new (non-Maybelline) nail polish.

1 comment:

Kristy said...

I don't know if you heard this, but supposedly they recently bought The Body Shop. Ack!