I am coping the list from Crunchy Domestic Goddess’ post here.
Now - if you’re unsure what the Nestlé boycott is all about, here’s an abbreviated explanation. Nestlé donates huge amounts of their infant formula to poor countries in Africa. The mothers are led to believe that the formula will be better for their babies than their breast milk would be. The women then mix the infant formula with their dirty, contaminated water, and feed it to their babies. Once they realize that their children are getting sick, the mother’s milk ducts have dried up, due to lack of feeding, and they are stuck feeding their children contaminated formula.
This boycott started back in 1977.
Other problems besides the contaminated water:
Many poor mothers use less formula powder than is necessary, in order to make a container of formula last longer. As a result, some infants receive inadequate nutrition from weak solutions of formula.
UNICEF estimates that a non-breastfed child living in disease-ridden and unhygienic conditions is between six and 25 times more likely to die of diarrhea and four times more likely to die of pneumonia than a breastfed child.
Below is the list of all the things that you shouldn’t use. Of the HUGE list (Nestle is a huge company!) - there are only a couple things that I use, or that we use is my household. We eat Häagen-Daz and Dreyers ice cream, and I wear Maybelline Cosmetics. We also sometimes buy Lean Cuisine meals when my mom needs a quick dinner. We also use Libby’s Pumpkin for making pumpkin pies and pumpkin bread. I will start purchasing the store brand only.
THE NESTLE BOYCOTT LIST
Candy and Chocolate:
Carlos V (”the authentic Mexican chocolate bar”)
Lik-M-Aid Fun Dip
Nestle Abuelita chocolate
Lean Cuisine (frozen meals)
Lean Pockets (sandwiches)
Hot Pockets (sandwiches)
Stouffer’s (frozen meals)
La Lechera (sweetened condensed milk)
Nestle Tollhouse Morsels and baking ingredients
Dreyer’s (ice creams, frozen yogurts, frozen fruit bars, sherbets)
Edy’s (ice creams, frozen yogurts and sherbets)
Häagen-Dazs (ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, bars)
The Skinny Cow (ice cream treats)
Frosty Paws (dog ice cream treats)
Jamba (bottled smoothies and juices)
Milo Powdered Beverage and Ready-to-Drink
Nescafé Café con Leche
Nescafe Clasico (soluble coffees from Mexico)
Nescafe Dolce Gusto
Nestle Juicy Juice 100% fruit juices
Nestle Carnation Malted Milk
Nestle Carnation Milks (instant breakfast)
Nestle Hot Cocoa Mix
Nestle Milk Chocolate
Nestle Nido (powdered milk for kids)
Taster’s Choice Instant Coffee
Buitoni (pasta, sauce, shredded cheeses)
Maggi Taste of Asia
Nestle Good Start
Gerber Pure Water (for mixing with formula)
Gerber (cereals, juice, 1st Foods, 2nd Foods, 3rd Foods, etc.)
Gerber Graduates (snacks, meal options, side dishes, beverages, Preschooler meals/snacks, etc.)
Gerber - cups, diaper pins, pacifiers, bowls, spoons, outlet plugs, thermometers, tooth and gum cleanser, bottles (all of these are made by Gerber)
Gerber Seal ‘N Go breast milk storage bags, bottles, nipples, nursing pads, Breast Therapy warm or cool relief packs, Breast Therapy gentle moisturizing balm (all of these are made by Gerber)
Gerber Pure Water
see joint ventures below
Joint Ventures (in which Nestle is partnered with another company):
Nestlé SA has several joint ventures. These are some of the larger ones:
Beverage Partners Worldwide, formed in 2001, is a joint venture between the Coca-Cola Company and Nestlé S.A. It concentrates on tapping markets in the beverage sectors, particularly ready-to-drink coffee and teas, such as Nestea.
Cereal Partners Worldwide is a joint venture between Nestlé and General Mills. From what I understand, in the USA, the cereals are made by General Mills. In the UK, they are made by Nestle.
Laboratories Innéov is a joint venture between Nestlé and L’Oréal, formed in 2002. Cosmetics included in are:
Dairy Partners Americas is a 50/50 partnership between New Zealand dairy multinational, Fonterra and Nestlé and was established in January 2003. The alliance now operates joint ventures in Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador and Colombia.