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I’ve boycotted Nestlé for years because of their aggressive policy of encouraging mothers in the third world to use formula milk rather than breast milk. This policy has contributed both to health problems stemming from malnutrition and mixing the formula with dirty water, and to financial hardship for strapped-for-cash families forced to pay a premium for inferior powdered milk once both the free samples and the mother’s breast milk run out. All in all, it’s a nasty, money-grabbing, vicious and, frankly, evil little policy and while it received a fair amount of publicity in the ‘80s and ‘90s, it doesn’t get so much coverage these days, leading to an assumption by many that this odious practice no longer goes on. But it does, and it’s become even sneakier and more subtle than before. So, before you pop off to make yourself a cup of Nescafé to enjoy with your Kit-Kat, I urge you to read this article from today’s Guardian, and think again. For more info, try Baby Milk Action.