Dear Nestle, It’s Over. We Want Change.

by flowers on October 1, 2009 · 4 comments

I choose my political voice carefully. Mostly I believe in being the change and taking appropriate, effective action. Every so often a topic comes up that feels like I need to take appropriate action. The Nestlefamily controversy is one of them.

If you need background on the situation you can read about it here.

People have been trying to boycott Nestle since the 70s, but they have been continued their hurtful business practices and we as the consumer have allowed it by continuing to purchase Nestle products. This is the perfect opportunity for a new wave of change. We are more informed and connected than ever. We can use the power that social media gives the every day person and unite to match the business giant.

There are unfortunately, a handful of bloggers stuck in the middle. My biggest hope is that we do not get distracted in the mob mentality and keep our focus on what we want/need as an outcome: Nestle to take responsibility for their irresponsible business practices and change the way we do business. There are plenty of ways to run a business without exploitation.

Let’s keep our heads, stay centered and do everything we can to share information while it’s readily available and is a hot topic. So many families don’t know anything about this. Most people, when faced with rational and education will make the choice that is best for humanity. Let’s give people that chance and use this situation to change what we don’t like.

Post links and information on your facebook page, tweet and write a blog post about why your family boycott’s Nestle. Besides the obvious reasons of non-compliance with WHO and child labor, our family does not like supporting a giant business who produces massive amounts of waste and commonly uses unhealthy food products like corn syrup and preservatives. There are so many reasons to keep Nestle our your pantry.

Demand that your grocery stores and co-ops keep Nestle off their shelves. Our co-op does not carry Nestle products and even keeps large informative posters hanging so we can stay informed about who and what Nestle owns and controls. Let’s swarm them with positive action. Make a difference. Be the change–today.

Welcome to the modern, informed and empowered world, Nestle.

Does your family use Nestle products? Why or why not? Did you know about the controversy before yesterday? Are you going to do anything differently now?

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TheOrganicSister October 1, 2009 at 12:00 pm

I remember first hearing about Nestle, pre-internet days and not having the ability to confirm the craziness. I’m thankful we can better educate ourselves now.

We don’t use Nestle because of their profits before principle mentality. Of course, we don’t support a lot of companies for that same reason.
.-= TheOrganicSister´s last blog ..Escaping Vs Abandoning =-.

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Jennifer Taggart, TheSmartMama October 1, 2009 at 12:17 pm

I boycott Nestle, and have since 1977 when my mom started. Only problem is my husband – he won’t give up Power Bars. I’m working on him.
.-= Jennifer Taggart, TheSmartMama´s last blog ..How To: Homemade Baby or Dusting Powder =-.

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kate October 1, 2009 at 12:53 pm

We don’t use Nestle products, mostly because of when they tried to destroy/steal/pillage the waters of our lake in the late 90s, early 2000s….And I think the organic sister said it just right– those profits over principle ways of doing business– we’re just over it!

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Azucar October 1, 2009 at 4:10 pm

We try not to use Nestle whenever possible. Sometimes they buy brands and I don’t find out about it in time to re-route my spending. I hope that this whole thing gives the boycott more exposure to a new generation.

Dear Nestle,
I’d love to buy Nesquik again, just stop being jerks.
.-= Azucar´s last blog ..Up the Mountain at a Canter =-.

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