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I’ve done one of these before – I had a bit of an anti – Nestle rant over how corrupt their baby milk was but I’m not going to apologise for it because, as far as I’m concerned they have to be the most shameful multinational company trading today. I got a bit of a slating off from all the young mothers out there before, maybe there was a lack of information and maybe it was a bit off topic but, low and behold there is a whole section where I can write whatever I want– ample more opportunity for me to lay into the f*cks. Though hopefully a more balanced and informative review shall ensue. Its going to have to be a bit of a monster ......The case that I made previously surrounded the problem with their baby milk formula, I stated that this was bad for a child and that the aggressive and often illegal marketing practices Nestle use to promote the problem does in effect lead to a higher mortality rate for children. Many people believe that this is a problem isolated to the third world, that it arises from poor malnourished mothers mixing it with poor quality water leading to malnutrition for both mother and child along with a series of other problems. I do however maintain that this is a problem effecting both developed and developing countries and that buying Nestle products, aiding some of the most corrupt businessman around would in effect mean that you to are backing such policies.
-------So what’s the problem?-------***‘The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 1.5 million infants die around the world every year because they are not breastfed. Where water is unsafe a bottle-fed child is up to 25 times more likely to die as a result of diarrhoea than a breastfed child.’ WHO Website****
Nestle is a pretty all around corrupt company but then that doesn’t necessarily single them out for abuse since, lets face it a large number of multinational companies tend to have there fingers in places they shouldn’t. What makes Nestle special is that they have blatant disregard for international laws meaning they knowingly, in effect, kill babies. No one is going to be upset by them producing artificial baby milk alone, its their disregard for international law and consistent misleading advertising that is the problem, In both the developed and undeveloped countries.
****'Reversing the decline in breastfeeding could save the lives of 1.5 million infants every year according to United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), (Ref: State of the World's Children 1991)********"Research conducted by the U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences estimated that for every 1,000 infants born in this country each year, four will die because they were artificially fed." - Katie Allison Granju****
****UNICEF states that in areas with unsafe water, a bottle-fed baby is 25 times more likely to die from diarrhoea than a breastfed one. ****These, for me are some of the key points to Nestles corruption. There is ever-increasing evidence from many different health organisations surrounding the harmful effect of Baby Milk formula and it is now appreciated that the artificial milk can be problematic in both the developed and undeveloped world.
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