The annual demonstrations at Nestlé sites is taking place in the UK from 11:00 to 12:00 on Saturday 21 May 2011. Nestlé is the most boycotted company in the UK and boycott supporters are protesting at Nestlé (UK) HQ in Croydon, other sites and on the internet. The theme of the demonstration is: Nestlé, Good Grief! - The Musical. Well, at least the recording of the jingle!
Nestlé's slogan is 'Good Food, Good Life'. Boycott supporters say, 'Nestlé, Good Grief!'.
Baby Milk Action will record 'Nestlé, Good Grief!' jingles, or other boycott jingles, sung in a catchy a way as possible. People are also uploading jingles to the Facebook event page:
This example from Nick Rundall of The Noise Deli:
Mike Brady, Campaigns and Networking Coordinator at Baby Milk Action, said:
"Nestlé is the worst of the baby food companies, violating the marketing requirements adopted by the World Health Assembly as it puts its own profits before health, and refusing to make changes unless under pressure. For example, Nestlé recently discontinued a leaflet claiming its formula is 'The new "Gold Standard" in infant nutrition' after thousands of boycott supporters sent it emails, but the company this month refused to stop 97% of the 130 violations it counted in the latest global monitoring report from the International Baby Food Action Network. Companies can comply with the marketing requirements when they are forced to: if you visit countries such as India or Brazil which have introduced and enforced legislation you won't find the types of violations that are common place elsewhere. Where legislation is lacking or ineffective, it falls to citizens to say 'Nestlé, Good Grief!' and boycott the company until it makes the required changes."
For further information on what Nestlé is doing, leafleting guidelines and to request leaflets, see: http://info.babymilkaction.org/nestledemonstration