Nestlé is one of the world’s largest infant formula distributor as owner of Gerber foods. It sells more than 70 baby food products in 40 countries. And in violation of the World Health Organisation’s code of advertising, Nestlé has been advertising its formula as “healthy” and having “an identical structure” to breastmilk.
In other words, Nestlé is preying on mothers who desperately want to do what’s best for their babies, misleading them into thinking Gerber formula has the same nutrition and health benefits as breastmilk -- which it does not.
Meanwhile, Nestlé is piping millions of gallons of water out of the ground in drought-stricken California, defying a report by the State Water Resources Control Board stating that Nestlé doesn’t have rights to the water. In Michigan, Nestlé is stealing water from Osceola Township over the objections of the residents.
And Nestlé continues to use cocoa suppliers that use child labor and trafficked children to harvest cocoa beans.
Nestlé must be stopped, and we can do it. SumOfUs members were instrumental in stopping Nestlé from building a plan in Oregon, and in Ontario, we worked with grassroots organizers to convince the government to put in place a two-year moratorium on Nestlé’s water permit.
We’re helping pay for legal battles, funding essential research, and buying hard-hitting advertisements -- whatever it takes to stop Nestlé’s terrible practices. But this is a long-term fight. Will you become a monthly sustainer to help stop Nestlé?