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Stop Underhanded Marketing By Nestlé in Newark and Michigan ACTION ALL


Health & Wellness  (tags: ethics, Nestle, money, corruption, finance, health, family )

Nancy
- 681 days ago - action.citizen.org
A company that makes products that contribute to childhood obesity is hardly a good source of nutritional expertise for cities struggling to get kids on track for a lifetime of healthy eating.



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O O O. (138)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 7:55 pm
B S Lying Propaganda,Chocolate is Pro Life,does Not make you fat or if so,not nearly so much as what's is allowed in your food,but illegal to feed to animals,which was originally fed to animals as FATTENERS!

Chocolate has always been the food of Royalty,promoting long life,now some want to return it that way,Not on those which are True American's Watch!
 

Pat A. (117)
Monday June 4, 2012, 1:30 am
Thanks Nancy - and I agree that people would be better advised to look most carefully at whoever they get nutritional info from - advances are being made every day and if you look at some of the TED videos on the subject of nutrition apparently researchers have found that hunter gatherers had 2 to 10 what we are often recommended to have as an RDA - so long of course that our food does NOT have processed chemicals and hydrogenated fats (see Dr Mercola for that!). Keep away from fast food if at all possible - it is soooo bad for us all!
 

Joe R. (195)
Monday June 4, 2012, 7:48 am
Done.
 

Esther Z. (101)
Monday June 4, 2012, 8:37 am
Noted and signed.
 

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Monday June 4, 2012, 10:11 am
Thanks. Signed up.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday June 4, 2012, 10:12 am
Done, thanks Nancy
 

Nancy Black (296)
Monday June 4, 2012, 10:31 am
Noted, tweeted, signed, tweeted. We do need to protect our children from obesity; we also need to protect ourselves. Companies such as Nestle are it for the money; we have to monitor them carefully.
 

Jim Phillips (3205)
Monday June 4, 2012, 10:50 am
Petition signed.

Nestlé has become one of the worst overly processed food companies around.
They add so much garbage into their processed foods that it no longer resembles a food product.

Ty, Nancy.
.
 

. (0)
Monday June 4, 2012, 10:54 am
notes are not taking...but signed..thanks Nancy..
 

Rich Blue (72)
Monday June 4, 2012, 11:02 am
its not the chocolate, raw chocolate is actually full of nutrients and antioxidants, the problem is with the companies like Nestle that add various kinds of animal fat-dairy, oils (emulsifiers)GMO's, harmful chemicals that they call "enhancers" "stabilizers" and colorants etc. They dont really care if its cereals or babyfood...

People also need to research Nestle's history, also why is it termed as being from one of "the elite Black Nobility" families, groups that Promote the Globalist Eugenics Agenda.
 

Rich Blue (72)
Monday June 4, 2012, 11:31 am
I cant believe my comments were removed from here i wonder if its for calling companies like Nestle from Black Nobility family-eugenicists !!! O_O
 

liz meesters (177)
Monday June 4, 2012, 11:36 am
signed & noted, thanks
 

Robert S. (115)
Monday June 4, 2012, 11:37 am
N/S, thanks.
 

Sara W. (110)
Monday June 4, 2012, 11:54 am
Signed!
 

Gabriel Reichler (120)
Monday June 4, 2012, 12:02 pm
Noted, signed.
 

Seth E. (55)
Monday June 4, 2012, 1:04 pm
Noted and signed up.

Thanks!
 

Joan M. (811)
Monday June 4, 2012, 1:40 pm
Signed. Thanks Nancy
 

Allan Yorkowitz (458)
Monday June 4, 2012, 3:12 pm
As a child Nestle's Quick and I were best friends...after a while, this friendship showed on my body.
 

Vicky P. (462)
Monday June 4, 2012, 5:12 pm
signed up
 

Terry King (108)
Monday June 4, 2012, 6:09 pm
Done
 

Antonia Windham (6)
Monday June 4, 2012, 8:26 pm
Can't sign anything that doesn't give any details about what I'm being asked to oppose. Unnamed 'practices' need to be named.
 

NICKY MELVILLE (112)
Monday June 4, 2012, 10:15 pm
I am assuming that the petitioni s to oppose any harmful substance in infant formula and baby foods, so I have signed and noted. I think that busy mothers' especially those that are struggling with a new first baby, just don't have the TIME to do all the research and reading small print on everything, they really need the manufacturers to honestly provide a food that they can trust to be healthy and free of toxic substances. They just can't be allowed to get away with selling anything harmful to what is, in reality, the most vlunerable sections of society!
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 1:20 am
The Mayor Booker of Newark and the Governor Snyder of Michigan seem to be the ones making health care decisions. This is crazy! What do politicians know about heath? Politicians, (at least the Mayor of Newark and the Governor of Michigan) seem to be influenced by money and the words "free" and not the health of their citizens. They do not care about documents that the government has endorsed, includiing the International WHO Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitues, (the Code) that prohibits formula companies, like Nestle, partnering with cities and states to "educate" about breastfeeding and nutrition. And Booker and Snyder ignore research that shows breastfeeding is much healthier than expensive formulas, (approx. $200 / month to feed one baby) made from cows milk with added sugars, oil and chemiclals. And they ignore the Surgeon General's 2011 call for women to breastfeed to prevent childhood obesity, childhood asthma, respiratory infections, childhood leukemia, type 1 diabetes, sudden infant death syndrome etc.

Why are the health commissioners, public health officers, and other health professionals who are encouraging women to breastfeed silent on what Nestle is up to? Why are they not stopping mayors and governors from partnering with Nestle, a company long known for their aggressive and unethical marketing practices that undermine breastfeeding? Many people think Nestle has cleaned up their act since the 1970's when they were implicated in the Bottle Baby Scandal, (the US started the International Nestle Boycott at that time) but the truth is, Nestle is worse and more blatant then ever.

Health professionals should be well aware of who and what Nestle stands for. There is an International Code Documentation Center that year after year gives Nestle failing grades on Code compliance. Nestle's agenda is to market formula not promote breastfeeding and they refuse to comply with any attempts to encourage them to become more ethical. They proudly say their responsiibility is to their investors. And they also proudly say they plan to take their "free" partnerships to other cities and states. Bad news for breastfeeding that could lower childhood obesity, other sicknesses and health care costs. The Surgeon General in her 2011 Report states, "if 80% of US families breastfed their babies for 6 months, the United States would save $10.5 billion per year".

Nestle is difficult to stop because they are unethical but I ask again why aren't our health leaders sending directives to the mayors and governors that partnerships with Nestle are unacceptable?
 

Patricia H. (477)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 6:36 am
noted
 

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 12:03 pm
signed up and noted. thank you Nancy
 

Mariette AWAY (151)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 2:14 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks Nancy!
 

Suheyla C. (233)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 4:49 pm
Noted and signed Thanks Nancy
 

Michela m. (3402)
Wednesday June 6, 2012, 4:14 am
N&S
 

Brian M. (142)
Wednesday June 6, 2012, 9:25 am
Should we boycott Nestle products?
 

Susanne R. (248)
Wednesday June 6, 2012, 11:37 am
I don't think Nestle is the only company guilty of this practice --although it may very well be the only one that produces candy bars, sweet additives for white milk, syrups for ice cream, etc. If that's the case, they're being hypocritical and don't deserve the right to deceive the child's parents into thinking they provide what's best for the life-long health of their child.

Signed and noted. Thanks, Nancy! You always manage to focus on issues that everyone can relate to!
 

Carolyn P. (91)
Wednesday June 6, 2012, 12:26 pm
me2
 

Phillipa W. (199)
Thursday June 7, 2012, 4:40 am
signed and noted.
 

Regina P. (79)
Friday June 8, 2012, 11:34 am
Signed. Thanks
 

Robert O. (12)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 12:24 pm
Signed. Thank you Nancy.
 
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