Sticking Two Fingers Up At Fairtrade Kit Kat During Nestlè Free Week
I joined the Nestlé boycott when Cat was 6 months old.Now 6 years on it horrifies me to read of Nestlé still are breaking the WHO (World Health Organisation) international code on marketing of breastmilk substitutes and just this month UNICEF published Breastfeeding report: Preventing disease and saving resources. Nestlè not only continue to undermine breastfeeding particularly in third world countries by claiming their formula helps to protect babies, they also they continue to buy their palm oil from Sinar Mas a company reported to destroy Oragutan habitat in South East Asia.
Nestlè launched their Faitrade Kit Kat in the U.K. in January 2010 but did you know that only 1% of the cocoa beans used in the chocolate used is Fairtrade? The BBC Watchdog program featured complaints from consumers on who they were being mislead on how Fairtrade Nestlè really were.
Fairtrade chocolate to most people means the cocoa beans produced to Kit Kat’s were grown by farmers who get a fair share in the profits, workers have rights to education and health care.But the following videos show that this far from what we believe.In March 2010 BBC Panaroma sent investigative reporter Paul Kenyon to Africa to delve into the chocolate industry.Chocolate- The Bitter Truth is no longer available on BBC iplayer but I found it on You Tube.It’s 45 minutes long and highlights Nestlè involvement in child slavery.
I also found another documentary on child trafficking and labour used in the chocolate industry.It’s heartbreaking to watch.
Do you still want to buy a Kit Kat now?
Do you really want buy anything from Nestlè?
So here’s sticking two fingers at Nestlè and their Fairtrade Kit Kat’s.If you want to join the Nestlè Boycott here’s a Boycott list to help you avoid all the nasty Nestlè and say Boo! to Nestlè by avoid buying or accepting their products remember this whilst trick or treating during Halloween week.
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