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Nestlé’s Darkest Secret: The Disturbing Truth | የሐበሻውን መንፈስ ከበከሉት ነገሮች አንዱ የ ‘Nestlé’ ወተት ነው

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 13, 2022

💭 Nestlé: A Real Life Horror Movie – This “story of Nestle” business mini-movie looks at the controversial history of Nestle, including scandals Nestle has been involved in, and accusations against the Nestle group. However, as well as looking at the dark world of Nestle, and Nestle’s disturbing history of controversies & scandals, we’ll also learn the story of how Nestle began from humble beginnings with a life-saving product. Honestly, Nestle is a fascinating business story, especially given how often Nestle is brought up online as being one of the most hated / most evil companies. So… What’s the real truth about Nestle?

  • 00:00 Prologue: The Disturbing History of Nestle
  • 01:50 Chapter 1: The Rise of Nestle
  • 06:35 Chapter 2: The Baby Killer
  • 12:45 Chapter 3: The Water Crisis
  • 17:00 Chapter 4: Exploitation
  • ~ The Disturbing History of Nestle; A Real Life Horror Movie
  • ~ Is Nestle The Most Evil Company?
  • ~ Nestle: The sweet taste of death & destruction
  • ~ Nestlé: A Real Life Horror Movie
  • ~ Why Did Nestlé Do This?
  • ~ Nestlé’s Darkest Secret: The Disturbing Truth

💭 Every Parent Should Know The Scandalous History of Infant Formula

Outrage started in the 1970s, when Nestle was accused of getting third world mothers hooked on formula, which is less healthy and more expensive than breast milk.

The allegations led to hearings in the Senate and the World Health Organization, resulting in a new set of marketing rules.

Yet infant formula remains a $11.5-billion-and-growing market.

‘The Baby Killer’ blew the lid off the formula industry in 1974.

Social rights groups began dragging the industry’s exploitative practices into the spotlight in the early 1970s.

The New Internationalist published an exposé on Nestlé’s marketing practices in 1973, “Babies Mean Business,” which described how the company got Third World mothers hooked on baby formula.

But it was “The Baby Killer,” a booklet published by London’s War On Want organization in 1974, that really blew the lid off the baby formula industry.

Nestlé was accused of getting Third World mothers hooked on formula

Third World mother, baby formula

Nevermind that these women lived in squalor and struggling to survive.

In poverty-stricken cities in Asia, Africa and Latin America, “babies are dying because their mothers bottle feed them with Western-style infant milk,” alleged War on Want.

Nestlé accomplished this in three ways, said New Internationalist:

  • Creating a need where none existed.
  • Convincing consumers the products were indispensable.
  • Linking products with the most desirable and unattainable concepts—then giving a sample.

Meanwhile, research was proving breastfeeding was healthier.

“At the same time, the benefits of breastfeeding were being brought to light,” Paige Harrigan a senior nutrition advisor with Save the Children, told Business Insider.

Vitamin A prevents blindness and lowers a child’s risk of death from common diseases, while zinc might stave off diarrhea, according to the organization’s State of the World Report. Six months of exclusive breastfeeding are said to increase a child’s chance of survival by six times.

Still, third world women yearned for Westernization.

Poor women longed to move from a rural to an urban way of life, which prodded them to abandon breastfeeding and in turn primed them for marketing, said War on Want:

“As the social position of women changes and they go out to earn a wage … looking at the breast as a cosmetic sex symbol rather than a source of nourishment reinforces the trend.”

New mothers everywhere received promotional material for formula.

Besides handing out pamphlets and samples to new mothers, companies hired “‘sales girls in nurses’ uniforms (sometimes qualified, sometimes not)” to drop by their homes unannounced and sell them on baby formula, said War on Want.

Here, one mother recounts a Nestlé “milk nurse’s” sales pitch:

“The nurse began by saying … breastfeeding was best. She then went on detail the supplementary foods that the breastfed baby would need … The nurse was implying that it was possible to start with a proprietary baby milk from birth, which would avoid these unnecessary problems.”

Hospitals were also accused of pushing mothers to use formula.

This worked on two levels, said New Internationalist: In exchange for handing out “discharge packs” of formula, hospitals received freebies like formula and baby bottles.

“The most insidious of these is a free architectural service to hospitals which are building or renovating facilities for newborn care,” the authors wrote.

Beyond that, the authors said “baby milk companies spend untold millions of dollars subsidizing office furnishings, research projects, gifts, conferences, publications and travel junkets of the medical profession.”

Meanwhile in the Third World, women tried to save money by diluting the formula.

Formulas had to be mixed with water, but Third World mothers didn’t understand that overdilluting it—especially with contaminated water—could “prevent a child from absorbing the nutrients in food and lead to malnutrition,” said War on Want.

A New York Times’ article on the scandal said one Jamaican family’s income “averaged only $7 a week,” leading the mother to dilute the water with as much as three times the recommended amount of water so she could feed two children.

Millions of babies died from malnutrition.

“The results can be seen in the clinics and hospitals, the slums and graveyards of the Third World,” said War on Want. “Children whose bodies have wasted away until all that is left is a big head on top of the shriveled body of an old man.”

In the Times, United States Agency for International Development official, Dr. Stephen Joseph, blamed reliance on baby formula for a million infant deaths every year through malnutrition and diarrheal diseases.

It also hindered infant growth in general, said War on Want. Citing “complex links emerging between breast feeding and emotional and physical development,” the group said breastfed children walked “significantly better than bottle-fed” kids, and were more emotionally advanced.

💭 In Africa, Nestlé products include:

  • ☆ Powdered Beverages
  • ☆ Soluble Coffees
  • ☆ Bottled Water
  • ☆ Breakfast Cereals
  • ☆ Shelf Stable Dairy
  • ☆ Chilled Dairy And Ice Cream
  • ☆ Chocolate And Confectionery
  • ☆ Prepared Foods And Culinary
  • ☆ Infant Nutrition
  • ☆ Health Nutrition
  • ☆ Performance Nutrition And Pet Food

👉 Continue reading…

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Europe’s Great Betrayal: How ‘Liberal’ Europe is Voluntarily Divesting itself of its own Culture and Identity

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 16, 2017

Switzerland & Germany

Nestlé Removes Christian Cross from Greek Yogurt Packaging

Joining a growing trend in Europe to abolish Christian imagery to avoid offending other “sensibilities,” Nestlé has removed the image of a Christian cross from its Greek yogurt packaging featuring an Orthodox church on the island of Santorini.

Whereas in real life the blue dome of the iconic Anastasis church is surmounted by a white cross, the image of the church used for publicity has been photo-shopped to remove the offending Christian symbol.

In eliminating the cross, Nestlé, the world’s largest food and beverage company, has mimicked the choice of supermarket giant Lidl for its similar packaging. To justify its decision, Lidl said they were expunging the cross so as “not to hurt sensibility of other religions.”

The doctored images of the church were used for the packaging of Lidl’s Eridanous brand Greek-style yogurt — an in-house label which also includes a range of feta cheese, moussaka, and pistachio products.

A spokesman for the supermarket chain, which has hundreds of stores throughout Europe and the United Kingdom, explained the modifications by saying: “We avoid the use of religious symbols because we do not wish to exclude any religious beliefs.”

The spokesman added: “We are a company that respects diversity and this is what explains the design of this packaging.”

The irony, of course, is that the removal of the cross is a destruction of diversity, by refusing to acknowledge the historical, cultural, and religious importance of the symbol. The company is, in fact, fighting exclusion by excluding Christian symbolism.

It is not the first time Christian symbols are hidden or are criticised not to hurt the sensibility of other religion:

As noted by the European Post, Nestlé’s cross-removal is merely the latest in a string of attempts to censure Christian imagery from the public eye, usually in the name of tolerance and diversity.

United Kingdom

In Great Britain, a vendor was ousted from her stall at a market because of her refusal to stop selling Knights Templar coffee mugs, which featured a Christian cross as well as a Latin citation from the biblical book of Psalms. Tina Gayle, 57, was ordered to remove the £6 mugs from her stall because they could purportedly upset Muslims. The Knights Templar was a Catholic military order founded for the protection of Christian pilgrims going to the Holy Land from Muslim soldiers and marauders.

UK schools are removing “before and after Christ”—BC and AD—from the calendar in order to avoid offending non-Christians. Schools across the country have stopped using the terms BC and AD in religious education lessons for fear of offending non-Christians. The traditional terms BC, Before Christ, and AD, Anno Domini, are being replaced with the politically correct BCE – Before the Common Era, and CE – Common Era.

Local authorities responsible for religious education syllabuses have said that the old terms may offend minorities or non-believers. Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord George Carey called the decision a “great shame.”

Italy

Not long ago, a school in Florence, Italy, cancelled a museum visit on the grounds that the sacred art—such as Marc Chagall’s White Crucifixion— could upset non-Catholic students.

The students from the Matteotti elementary school were set to visit an exhibit titled “Divine Beauty” featuring works by Van Gogh, Chagall, Fontana, Picasso, Matisse, and Munch, until the school council intervened to cancel the field trip.

Selected Comments:

All Christians boycott anti Chritian companies

Then I have removed nestle from my shopping list.

I’m offended by Arabic script appearing on many products on European supermarket shelves.

I’m offended by the Halal symbol.

For all intents and purposes Arabic is the Muslim language. ALL Arabic speaking countries are Muslim, you can’t separate Arabic from Islam.

And the cross will ever be around my neck… regardless of who is ‘offended’ by it! If they are offended, then I am even more offended by them!
So now they have to remove all of their symbols for me.

They deny Christ, we stop buying their stuff.

I shopped twice a week at Lidl – stopped after their packaging hit the shops.

Nestlé were already on my boycott list. Nestlé will never get another penny of my money or my friend’s or my family’s. One of the worst companies in the world!

If the left were to take control of all our companies and de-christianize them…. they know we would boycott these businesss. if you simulate this out further were the left are in control of all companies, we’d have no country left standing… which is what i think the intentions are of the leftists!

Source

Uproar as German Lawmaker Proposes Observance of Muslim Public Holidays

Germany’s Appeasement of Radical Islam

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Nestlé Scandal in Ethiopia

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 10, 2013

EthioCup2In 2002, Nestlé, the world’s largest coffee company demanded that the birthplace of coffee, Ethiopia repay $6 million of debt to the company. Ethiopia was suffering a severe famine at the time.

Nestlé claimed that the Ethiopian government in the 1970’s had withheld assets from them, causing the company to lose around $6 million. However, Nestlé later was forced into a humiliating u-turn to withdraw from this lawsuit after they received 40,000 letters of people expressing their anger for the company. The company agreed to re-invest any money it received from Ethiopia back into the country.

Nestlé is a Swiss business that makes some of the most recognized chocolate around the world. Kit-Kat’s, Smarties, Coffee Crisps, all of the delicious chocolate that is frequently given to kids on Halloween. Well, it wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows for this extremely popular company after a lawsuit they had filed against the Ethiopian government was released to the public.

On another occasion, Nestlé was undergoing a diabolic experiment with Ethiopian mothers by shamelessly attacking breast feeding and mother milk to promote its own manufactured baby milks. In Ethiopia, Nestlé tested out this, and dispersed Carnation baby formula, as it says, “to help starving mothers feed their babies.” Mind you, as Ethiopian food is very spicy, these babies that were raised on the Carnation are later forced not to eat their own healthy traditional foods. Their palate, through a lack of exposure to the traditional foods through breast feeding, was accommodated to a much sweeter fare more along the lines of what Western babies would eat but alas, the kids are Ethiopians and live in Ethiopia…

Canada Charges Nestle, Mars With Price Fixing

The accused in a chocolate price-fixing case could face a bitter fate if convicted — millions of dollars in fines for the companies and potential jail time for the individuals.

Canada’s Competition Bureau said it is laying criminal charges against Nestle SA’s Canada arm, Mars Inc.’s Canada division and ITWAL Ltd., a network of independent wholesale distributors.

Nestlé, The Company

Market Capitalization $233.52 B As of May 2013

At a Glance

  • Industry: Food Processing

  • Founded: 1866

  • Country: Switzerland

  • CEO: Paul Bulcke

  • Website: www.nestle.com

  • Employees: 339,000

  • Sales: $100.64 B

Forbes Lists

#32 Global 2000

#33 World’s Most Powerful Brands

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