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The Nestle Baby Formula Controversy
Discusses the controversy surrounding Nestle's marketing of baby formula to Third World countries.
# 50297 | 936 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Apr 12, 2004 in International Relations (General) , Political Science (General) , Business (General)

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This paper explores the initial controversy caused by Nestle Company and other multinational companies' marketing of baby formula to impoverished nations. The paper looks at the pamphlet, "The Baby Killer", which raised public awareness about the problem of how the baby formula was being marketed and the resulting infant deaths and looks at Nestle's response to the pamphlet. The paper also examines the consequences of the pamphlet in terms of how private voluntary organizations and international agencies have subsequently been able to influence the way companies do business in Third World nations, as well as the continuing controversy concerning predatory marketing in Third World countries.

From the Paper:

"The story of the Nestle Baby Formula Controversy begins almost three decades ago with the publication of a pamphlet called "The Baby Killer" in 1974 by Mike Muller and War on Want, a London-based activist group concerned with problems of the Third World (Akhter 1994). The pamphlet claimed that Third World babies were dying because their mothers were feeding them infant formula that was being marketed by multinationals such a Nestle of Switzerland and United Kingdom's Cow and Gate (Akhter 1994). The aftermath of the publication led to an international crisis for Nestle."

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