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Update 44 - April 2012

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Who, what, why?

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Editorial : Babies need you - decision makers are failing them

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UN and business

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What role for BINGOs and PINGOs?

Rio Declaration on health inequalities betrays the promise to ‘close the gap in a generation.’

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FTSE4Good rules change to accept code breakers

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The United Nations corporate responsibility scheme fails the integrity test - no action taken over “patron sponsor” Nestlé for violating Principles

Meetings with Nestlé executives - where the Global Compact Office could help

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Children’s Rights and Business Principles

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Julie Crawford Award goes to IFIT health visitors

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New Baby Feeding Law Group makes it easier to report baby food companies

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Monitoring project stops illegal Tesco promotion

Infant Formula Explained films provide independent information

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European MEPs campaign to stop claims and formula ads

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News Roundup

  • Creating new markets: ‘Growing up’ and ‘Toddler’ milks
  • South African law - at last?
  • Prof Michael Latham dies 

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New Roundup

  • American Academy of Pediatrics backs 6 months breastfeeding
  • Abbott pays bloggers to review Similac iPhone app 
  • Taking over counselling & education
  • Babies need Mom-Made NOT Man-Made

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The Business of malnutrition - profiting from the poor

  • GAIN abandons Monitoring Protocol
  • SUN worry
  • Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food
  • Governments should govern - Corporations should follow the rules

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Breaking the Rules

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Nestlé executives refuse to stop violations...

  • ...unless you support our campaigns
  • STOP PRESS - Nestlé formally charged in India

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Nestlé Policy versus the International Code

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Protests in North America and Switzerland

  • Join the Newark Protest
  • Dishounourable degree in Alberta
  • Nestlé taken to Swiss court over spying ring
  • New resources for promoting the Nestlé boycott

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Nestle Boycott news

  • International Nestlé-Free Week becomes Halloween event 
  • Nestlé, Good Grief! - The Musical
  • Dates for 2012

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Nestle boycott news

  • URC ends support for the boycott - over a technicality
  • Development agencies in Laos snub Nestlé prize

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Holding Nestlé to account

  • Nestlé BabyNes system breaks Code and endangers health
  • Nestlé, the London Marathon, the Olympics and water

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In the online Virtual Shop

  • Nestlé Monster T Shirts now available
  • Infant Formula Explained DVD
  • Complementary Feeding: Nutrition, Culture and Politics
  • Sponsorship