RE: boycotting of corporations

Webb_S (
Tue, 15 Dec 1998 13:04:13 -0500 wrote:

> Well, if I were convinced of the above claim, I would boycott Nestle. But
> don't rely on the popular media for real information. Where do you come by
> your opinion on this?

I was more up on this back at university, but as I recall some U.S. companies (a subsidiary of Nestle S.A. may have been among them) were attempting to market baby formula in the Third World. The problem was that formula must be prepared with water, and many residents of underdeveloped areas don't have access to clean water. The end results was that mothers were substituting this potentially tainted formula for their own perfectly healthy breast milk.

Don't have a current source, however.

I also had a book called "Shopping for a Better World" which evaluated the practices of many companies. Unfortunately, so many of companies turned out to be subsidiaries of megacorps like American Home Products and Beatrice (what ever happened to Beatrice?) that the truly conscientious shopper was left with little to buy.