Thousands of copies of our new leaflet have been downloaded, exposing Nestlé's attempts to undermine the boycott over its baby milk marketing and improve its image using its token Fairtrade KitKat product - which involves just 1% of its cocoa purchase. Nestlé is also criticised for failing to deliver on a promise to end child slavery in its cocoa supply chain.
We need to update the leaflet now to include information from Greenpeace's campaign, exposing the source of plam oil in Nestlé products. Greenpeace states on its site today:
We have new evidence which shows that Nestlé - the makers of Kit Kat - are using palm oil produced in areas where the orang-utans' rainforests once grew. Even worse, the company doesn't seem to care.
Greenpeace are organising a protest at Nestlé (UK) HQ today and have released the youtube clip below.
The report of the Independent Review Panel has been published today (11th March) on the DH and FSA wesbites. The Minister for Public Health, Gillian Merron, will publish her response 'as soon as possible'.
Baby Milk Action and the Baby Feeding Law Group will publish a response ASAP also.
A summary of the responses can be found on this link:
We are developing an online course on monitoring the baby food industry.
You can find out more by watching a short film clip and trying a sample quiz on our website.
Please take a look and let me know what you think of the technology. If you are a member of Baby Milk Action, also register with our site because the first module will be free to members. Members will also receive a discount on the remaining modules. The planned price for non-members is £10 per module.
Mr Tom Levitt, Member of Parliament for Buxton, has announced he is standing down at the next election.
Nestlé bottles Buxton water in the town and has befriended its MP with free tickets to the Wimbledon tennis tournament and a free trip to South Africa.
After the trip, Mr. Levitt praised Nestlé and suggested it should no longer be criticised for issues he said were 30 years in the past. In the Buxton Advertiser today, he is again quoted defending his friends at Nestlé:
Our new-look website is gradually taking over from our present site. The present site will remain as an archive.
You can now find Update 42 on the new site at:
This is the first entry on the new-look site. For older postings, see the Blogger version at: