UNICEF sagt unmißverständlich:
"Marketing practices that undermine breastfeeding are potentially hazardous wherever they are pursued: in the developing world, WHO estimates that some 1.5 million children die each year because they are not adequately breastfed. These facts are not in dispute."
Heute beginnt die Nestle-freie Woche:
Baby Milk Action has sent the following announcement to the media. Please forward to any journalists or publications you know, post on blogs or generally publicise.
Groups around the world declare 2-8 July International Nestlé-Free Week
Campaign aims to raise awareness of company’s aggressive marketing of baby foods
Event announcement 2 July 2007
For supporting information, links and images see on-line version at:
Campaign groups around the world promoting the Nestlé boycott have declared the week 2-8 July to be International Nestlé-Free Week. Nestlé is one of the four most boycotted companies on the planet over its aggressive marketing of baby foods in breach of international standards, and campaigners are calling for those who are not already supporting to the boycott to do so at least for this week. They are also calling on people who boycott Nestlé’s principal brands to avoid all Nestlé products for this week. Coordinators aim to increase the pressure on Nestlé to accept the four-point plan put to it for saving infant lives and ultimately ending the boycott and expect other countries to mark the week in future years.
The week has been chosen as 4 July marks the 30th anniversary of the first Nestlé boycott campaign. The first boycott resulted in the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes being adopted by the World Health Assembly and a promise from Nestlé to abide by its provisions. The boycott was resumed when Nestlé failed to live up to its promises. Monitoring by the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) finds Nestlé continues to be responsible for more violations of the Code and subsequent, relevant Resolutions than any other company, singling it out for boycott action.
The second boycott has been launched by groups in 20 countries. Those promoting International Nestlé-Free Week in this, its first year, include:
Cameroon : Coordinators Cameroon Link.
Canada : Coordinators INFACT-Canada.
Italy : Coordinators RIBN.
Philippines: Coordinators ARUGAAN.
Sweden : Coordinators NAFIA.
United Kingdom : Coordinators Baby Milk Action.
Campaign activities in different countries include demonstrations in Italy, media campaigns in Cameroon, the Philippines and Sweden, the launch of new boycott merchandise in the UK and appeals for boycotters to call Nestlé customer service lines in Canada and the UK.
Mike Brady, Campaigns and Networking Coordinator of Baby Milk Action said:
“The boycott helps to hold the worst of the baby food companies to account, alongside our work bringing in legislation. But Nestlé has not yet made the required changes and has rejected our four-point plan aimed at saving lives and ultimately ending the boycott. We hope many people will take action during this week and beyond to increase the pressure on Nestlé.”
For further information call 01223 464420 (int: +44 1223 464420) or 07986 736179 or see
http://www.babymilkaction.org/resources/boycott/nestlefree.html (includes images). For regular updates see Baby Milk Action's Campaigns Coordinator's blog at