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Old 06-11-2005, 05:15 PM - Thread Starter
 
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So we all know Nestle are the big baddies of the world, & I just assumed that everyone here boycotted Nestle. But recently I've seen several threads where posters have recommended Nestle products & nobody has batted an eyelid. Are there fewer boycotters here than I thought?
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Too be honest....I have not really started boycotting companies. NFL is a newer concept to be and I am trying to take things one step at a time. : Does that make sense?

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I try to bocott Nestle myself and refuse to buy products from them. My dh on the other hand is addicted to Butterfingers and will buy one about once a week.

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Yes I do.

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Yup, I do, DH does and we were both brought up boycotting them
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Yep, dh does too. I got my non mama fiend to at least boycott the candy
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I try but gosh they stinkin' own everything I like. I was SHOCKED when I saw the list. I do boycott anything that obviously Nestle though.

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I don't.

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Can you link me to reasons why we should... :

Also what products are theirs?

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Baby Milk Action - think that's the link They have a list of Nestle products up there too, not sure if it's just the UK products though.
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Baby Milk Action - think that's the link They have a list of Nestle products up there too, not sure if it's just the UK products though.
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mostly, yes.

they make tim horton's coffee (canadian coffee chain). i don't care for tim's coffee anyway, but i don't drink it from them on principle.

i avoid most things, i slip occasionally.
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Definately. Except when I'm on a really hot construction site and someone kindly brings me a bottle of water ... and it is Poland Spring. They, and several other bottled waters are now owned by Nestle.

Gerolsteiner and Evian are the only ones sold widely in NYC that aren't.

Nestle and the other big big companies (like Philip Morris which is now called Altria -- it sounds so altruistic) are into everything.
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Here is a link to Nestle itself: http://www.nestleusa.com/PubOurBrands/Brands.aspx

And frankly, it is weird that the water isn't listed. On every label of Poland Spring, it says "Dist. By Nestle Waters USA Inc." So does Perrier.
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Whoops! Found the water site. http://nestlewatersnorthamerica.com/waters/


Edited to add other sites:

http://www.alcon.com/
http://www.dreyersinc.com/


And noticed on this page (http://www.nestle.com/) this little tidbit:
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Nestlé's CEO Peter Brabeck participated in the World Economic Forum in Jordan in two interesting topics: Water Security: A Path to Prosperity and Peace and Seizing the Moment: The Global Investor Perspective. Webcasts available
You know, access to water is a MAJOR issue in this world. I guess "Do You Think Water Should be Free?" is a different thread topic, though. Funny how Nestle so efficiently works to market two really fundamental things and turn them into commodities: Mothers' milk and water.
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Nestle and the other big big companies (like Philip Morris which is now called Altria -- it sounds so altruistic) are into everything.
I know Cadbury-Schweppes have just bought up Green & Blacks so I'm trying to move away from them as well. Since Cadbury aren't exactly the purest of the pure I'm trying to patronise other organic/fair trade chocolate brands.

To answer my own question, I do boycott Nestle. I was brought up in a non-Nestle household so it's always been almost second-nature to me.
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Yep, I boycott Nestle and all their many products.
DH went to the grocery store w me the other night and he was making fun of me and frustrated because I wouldn't buy MANY of the things he wanted :LOL (smucker's-made by nestle, and Kraft and GMO stuff and then garbage he was trying to put in the cart) He called me a food nazi!
Then we went in the dog food aisle b/c we are getting a puppy and he got so mad at my careful deliberations he left and waited in the car!
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It is easier to boycott these companies when one shops at independent stores that do a lot of screening for you. Essentially. (Of course, that doesn't work with Green & Blacks now. )

Like shopping at my really independent health food store/coop. Buying direct from a farmer's market. Buying from individuals who make stuff themselves. Going herbal and eschewing the pharma-medico complex.

That is, the more NFL one is, the easier it is to be NFL, I guess.
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I try but gosh they stinkin' own everything I like. I was SHOCKED when I saw the list. I do boycott anything that obviously Nestle though.
exactly - i don't buy products that have "nestle" emblazoned on them, but i am terrible about remembering who else they own. :
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exactly - i don't buy products that have "nestle" emblazoned on them, but i am terrible about remembering who else they own. :
Just read the fine print on the lables.

It'll take longer, but you'll remember after a while.
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Yes, I do.
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Y(smucker's-made by nestle,
Hi mamamillie, where did you learn that Smuckers was a nestle brand? I thought they were an independent company, and their website states as much.

See:
http://www.smuckers.com/fc/about/independence.asp?
and
http://www.smuckers.com/fc/investor/default.asp?

I always thought Smuckers was a pretty good company. I'd hate to learn otherwise, and I'd hate for people think they were affiliated with Nestle if they are not!
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Hi

I live in the UK and the Health Visitors and Midwives that I had told me about Nestle. They did say that it is mainly the coffee (Nescafe) that is boycotted here, but some other things are too.

I mostly boycott them. I did not know that my fav. bottled water is owned by Nestle.
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I voted sometimes. I am not that good about avoiding everything, and my zeal waxes and wanes. I first learned about boycotting Nestle in my church when I was 16--that was 22 years ago! Over the years I've completely forgotten the boycott then moved back into it.
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they make tim horton's coffee (canadian coffee chain).
OMG. Thank you for telling me this. I had no idea. DP and I use Timmies about once a twice a year but now we shall NEVER.

I just did some research about this, and Nestle is responsible for some of the coffee (not all) and some other foods like chili apparently. Gawd. Nestle really does have a finger in just about every pie.
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yes I do, but like many others was shocked to learn how much Nestle owns!!! My Dh always reminds me when I forget

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I do. I've gotten to the point where I know it's useless to "cheat" because I'd seriously have trouble choking down a mouthful of something if I knew I had lined their pockets by buying it.

I will eat Nestle products if someone else has already bought them & offers them to me. But I wouldn't ask anyone to buy me a Nestle product or say anything to suggest I'd like it if they provided that item again. In fact if my relationship with that person would make it at all appropriate I'll share what I know about Nestle with them.

DH still buys Dreyer's ice cream and Hot Pockets.

My sister made fun of me for boycotting Nestle. Apparently it's a passe thing to do
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i do sometimes, but i have to admit that i don't know what all they sell, so i'm going to read up on the lists you all posted and try to do better about boycotting them.
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Nestle is responsible for some of the coffee (not all)
thanks for the clarification, siana! i still won't drink it, though, and i love coffee.

my weakness has always been kitkats :

i switched to cadbury products 'cause i thought they were okay. i guess they're not?
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they make tim horton's coffee (canadian coffee chain).
Holy moly! I did NOT know that! But all's good - I've only bought it once or twice in the past many years since there's no Tim Horton's in my town.

Other than that one exception , I have been boycotting everything sold/ made by Nestle (and most of their sister-companies... General Mills, Coca-Cola, etc.) for the past 4 or 5 years.

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