dear readers, when the bean was a newborn he was in NICU for a few days and that got our breastfeeding relationship off to a rather rocky start. i got some help from a woman at the pediatrician’s office but i got the majority of my support and information from the amazing breast feeding site kellymom and from the forums the site hosts. kellymom was (and still is) a magical kind of place with the most amazing forums. i could go on and on but instead i will just say that it was on those forums that i learned about the nestle boycott and about why some people are boycotting nestle products.
in recent weeks, there has been a lot of hubub in the blog world about nestle and a blogger i deeply respect, annie, over at phd in parenting has taken on the task of sharing information about nestle. she has written a lot of recent posts elucidating why she and many others take issues with nestle. first a letter to bloggers who attended a recent nestle event, then when nestle caught wind of her writing and offered to talk with her she posted the list of questions she was submitting to them to answer in writing.
since then, she has reported on several of their answers. if you go to her blog and scroll through her most recent posts you will see nestle’s answers and her response to the answers. annie is the type of blogger who will not put up a post with out a ton of research, linking, and information to help support and explain what she is writing about which always impresses me to no end. especially in a case like this, were she is taking on a major corporation and it helps her readers to be able to follow the links to get information from several sources.
in one recent post, annie provided once again a substantial amount of information on why people all around the world are currently boycotting nestle products (although nestle claims the boycott is over) and she encourages consumers in the united states to take the boycott more seriously (in response to nestle telling her the boycott is not active in the united states). the recent rejuvenate the boycott post is here. i would love it if any reader i have (who has not already read annie’s blog) would take a few minutes to go check it out.
i boycott nestle. i have to admit, i have not done all the research. i decided that enough people i know and trust shared enough information with me that i could make the decision and feel good about it. until now, i have never talked about it with anyone because i felt stupid talking about it when i have not done the research on my own. but in honor of my new art of loosening up a little bit i have decided to go ahead and say it.
hey people, let’s boycott nestle! or, at least, take a few minutes to read annie’s wonderful posts and all the information she links to and make your own educated decision.
love joy and peaceful boycotting to all of you.