The updated Nestle product boycott list

As promised, here is the updated Nestlé product list (current as of Oct. 7, 2009). The information below came from Nestlé USA product list, Corporate Watch, Gerber and Nestlé Brands.

Photo courtesy David Boyle
Photo courtesy David Boyle

Unfortunately, because Nestlé owns such a large number of products and I am only one person, I am finding it impossible to make this list complete. If you run across something that you know Nestlé makes that is not on this list, please leave me a comment so I can add it. Also, when in doubt, read the label, look for the Nestlé name in the fine print. Thanks!

Don’t know what the Nestle boycott is all about? Educate yourself. Check out my post, Annie’s (PhDinParenting’s) post and Best for Babies’ Anthology of Activist Blogs & Twitter Names. Remember, knowledge is power.

THE NESTLE BOYCOTT LIST

Candy and Chocolate:
Baby Ruth
Bit-O-Honey
Butterfinger
Carlos V (“the authentic Mexican chocolate bar”)
Chunky
Gobstoppers
Goobers
Laffy Taffy
Lik-M-Aid Fun Dip
Nerds
Nestle Abuelita chocolate
Nestle Crunch
Nips
Oh Henry!
Oompas
Pixy Stix
Raisinets
Runts
Sno-Caps
Spree
Sweettarts
Wonka
100 Grand

Frozen Foods:
Lean Cuisine (frozen meals)
Lean Pockets (sandwiches)
Hot Pockets (sandwiches)
Stouffer’s (frozen meals)

Baking:
La Lechera (sweetened condensed milk)
Libby’s Pumpkin
Nestle Tollhouse Morsels and baking ingredients

Ice Cream:
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)
Nestle Delicias
Nestle Drumstick
Nestle Push-Ups
The Skinny Cow (ice cream treats)

Pet food:
Alpo
Beneful
Cat Chow
Dog Chow
Fancy Feast
Felix
Friskies
Frosty Paws (dog ice cream treats)
Gourmet
One
Pro Plan

Beverages:

Coffee-Mate
Jamba (bottled smoothies and juices)
Milo Powdered Beverage and Ready-to-Drink
Nescafé
Nescafé Café con Leche
Nescafe Clasico (soluble coffees from Mexico)
Nescafe Dolce Gusto
Nesquik
Nestea
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)
Ovaltine
Taster’s Choice Instant Coffee

Specialty items:

Buitoni (pasta, sauce, shredded cheeses)
Maggi Seasonings
Maggi Taste of Asia

Infant Formula:
Nestle Good Start
Gerber Pure Water (for mixing with formula)

Baby Foods:
Cerelac
Gerber (cereals, juice, 1st Foods, 2nd Foods, 3rd Foods, etc.)
Gerber Graduates (snacks, meal options, side dishes, beverages, Preschooler meals/snacks, etc.)
Mucilon
NaturNes
Nestum

Accessories:
Gerber – cups, diaper pins, pacifiers, bowls, spoons, outlet plugs, thermometers, tooth and gum cleanser, bottles (all of these are made by Gerber)

Breastfeeding supplies:
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)

Bottled Water:
Arrowhead
Deer Park
Gerber Pure Water
Perrier
Poland Spring
Pure Life
S. Pellegrino
Vittel

Breakfast Cereals:
see joint ventures below

Performance Nutrition:
PowerBar
Boost

Miscellaneous:
Jenny Craig

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:
L’Oreal
Maybelline
Garnier
Lancome

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.

Other Nestle Boycotts:

If committing to a total Nestle boycott is too overwhelming, you might want to consider joining a week-long Nestle boycott. Baby Milk Action is hosting one for the week of Oct. 26 to Nov. 1, 2009.

Also, Danielle Friedland of Celebrity Baby Blog fame is hosting a #BooNestle Halloween candy boycott.

Whether you decide to join the boycott completely, the week-long boycott, the Halloween candy boycott or just a partial list boycott, I’d love it if you’d leave a comment and let me know. Thank you.

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136 thoughts on “The updated Nestle product boycott list”

  1. I had to explain to my little girl why we can not have Milky Bar buttons I had to say something – so now she says ‘we can’t have them as they like money more than people’. I was not aiming to brainwash her, but simple explanations were necessary.
    Great campaign! xx

  2. You did an awesome job with this. It does 2 powerful things. 1) Lets consumers know which products to weed out of our cupboards and avoid at the store (and I hope you’ll make a print out version in pdf form that people can attach to their fridge or take along for shopping). 2) Gives us all a sense of just how huge and powerful Nestle and other multinational corporations are and how much they control our habits, our decision-making processes, and our health. Just consider the implications of the partnership you mention above between Nestle & Fonterra: Fonterra owns a 43% stake in Sanlu Group, the culprit behind the huge melamine-tainted formula scandal in China.

    Bravo!!

  3. I’m pleased to see that out family uses ZERO of the products on this list already! Wow! I was really waiting to get punched in the gut and have to whine all day about how I have to give up my favorite such and such. Phew!

    Thanks for posting and I will be sure to pass along!

  4. Our family has been boycotting Nestle for the last 15 years or so. This is a great list – I needed a refresher of all the different brands that they use! Thanks for taking the time and effort to put it all together.

  5. We don’t use any of these products, I try not to buy too much processed foods as it is…but this is really useful for when I explain to people why Nestle (and many other such companies) are evil.

  6. Man, those guys are everywhere!!! I hate these huge, multi-brand, international companies. They give me the heebie-jeebies. This was actually part of the reason why I decided to cloth-diaper – the relative off-the-grid-ness of it appealed to me. 🙂

  7. DAMNIT, L’OREAL! But, that’s okay, that’s my excuse to indulge in the luscious luxury that is Chanel.

    Thank you, Crunchy DG, for your dedication to this all important endeavor. Despite what they say, boycotts work. It’s like our own personal embargoes to hostile nations.

    Peace and justice,
    Grace Davis

  8. Is there a connection between Nestle and Hanah Anderson clothing? I had heard that Gerber bought them earlier this year and Gerber is now a Nestle subsidiary.

  9. This is quite the list. Since we try to stay away from processed foods as much as possible we don’t have any of the foods you listed. I did not realize that Gerber is a part of Nestle. The funny thing is that when my daughter was first born I just had this gut feeling that I couldn’t trust anything Gerber. A mothers instincts are impressive. Thanks for sharing this information with us.

  10. Glad to see that I don’t have any of these products except one really old bag of chocolate chips I was going to throw away anyway. With Nestle being this large, it is amazing the extent that they can violate business ethics worldwide. It’s really sad they don’t use their “power” for more good.

  11. This is going to be difficult simply because it will be Halloween week and since we’re vegan,finding vegan candy is difficult (nerds, laffy taffy, pixy stix) oh well… I can modify my list and make my own candy. I’ll definitely attempt to memorize the list and boycott these items from now on. Of course, being vegan helps since we already don’t use most of them.

  12. Thanks for the list! How many bottled water brands does one company need?!? I thought I was doing pretty well with the boycott, and we are doing okay despite not realizing how many brands fall under Nestle. But I’m going to struggle giving up my Powerbars before long runs…

  13. Thanks for such a comprehensive list! I’ve just joined the boycott, but I’m happy to report that other than the Tollhouse Morsels, I don’t regularly use any of these products. I’m sure it will be much more daunting once the baby is born, since I didn’t realize that Gerber is part of Nestle.

    I’m also currently boycotting Pepsi as a personal decision because I don’t like their policies on BPA in their bottles.

  14. Interesting: the only things on this list I buy/use are the Dreyer’s Fruit Bars (I think my family would die if we gave them up as they’re the only sweet in our house) and Butterfingers. So I’ll give up Butterfingers. Take that Nestle!!

  15. I’m sorry to admit to your blog that I am not actively boycotting nestle at this time… only because I haven’t taken the time to educate myself about their company. I’m sure there are many compelling reasons why a boycott is in order. I do want to share with you that I do not own nor buy any of their products. I was quite surprised when looking at a list of this length that that would be true but it is. Apparently, I’ve accidentally stumbled upon the best reason to boycott nestle; their products are crap and seriously overpriced for the crap that they are.

  16. Lynn, buy some really good quality juice and make your own popsicles. Your family will be happier about all the wonderful fruit juice options that become available.

  17. Although we have been avoiding them for years, I had no idea the list had grown so much. I saw 3 products we occasionally use on the list but they are easy to stop using as well.

    I would be interested to hear the chatter on their end…do they notice boycotts? I’d love to see some change happen…for a change.

  18. joining for good. this shouldn’t really be THAT hard, right? especially now that you’ve created such a comprehensive list. so, what are you doing about general mills cereals? i’m not sure if my family could survive without cheerios…but we will if we must!

  19. I’ve been boycotting Nestle for roughly 3 years. Was unaware of the Gerber connection, though, since my kiddos are older now it will be no trouble at all to avoid. Was also unaware that they had a partnership with Coke. I only drink Coke when I’m on long drives to attend events for Mom’s Breastaurant. Guess I’ll be looking for other caffeinated alternatives for those drives. Thanks for the updated list!

  20. I just attended a Lactation Education training last weekend and was reminded of this boycott, which started in the 1970’s.

    I talked about it with my boys and they have agreed to join the boycott for at least a week. Though I think we shall continue onward past then!

  21. Yeah, I’m in! I think I can do the total boycott. It’s actually kind of shameful that I haven’t been all in before. The only products on that list I ever even buy are Skinny Cows. I think I can (and should) live without them.

    Fantastic info here, Amy. Thank you!

  22. hello CDG.

    through twitter i told you about the Nestle Fitness (breakfast cereals, and said they might be a Mills association.

    I since then checked and i don’t find any association with that product, so it’s 100% Nestle.

    Howrver this particular product is only available in europe, latin america and africa.

    Another product missing from your list are the nestle dairies.

    *Yogurts:

    Longa vida, sveltesse, chocapic, nesquik, smarties, Yoco, yoggi.

    *Powdered milk:

    Nido, molico

    *flower w/cocoa:

    pensal.

    *milk deserts:

    Nestle Créme Craquante Caramelo, Longa Vida, nestle Mousse de Chocolate, nestle flanby, nesquik (snack and petit), yoco snack.

    *ice-cream:

    NESTLÉ Brownies, Choco Clack, ROXIE, Extreme,Fantasmikos, MAXIBON KPS, NESQUIK Leite, Sandwich (Baunilha e Chocolate) and Go, Pirulo Cool, Bokazas, Bombom, SMARTIES – Pop Up, MAXIBON (Nata, Pops and double),La Fruta, Copo Indiana Jones, Goal and others with just nestle in big letters :P.

    *specialty items:

    Maggi (puré de batata; soups; creams; stocks; crepes; cordon bleu; panados de frango; S. jacobs), Longa vida nata,chocolate culinário, nestle cacau em pó, buitoni (Lasanha e canelonis (Microondas/forno),Mini Pizzas Piccolinis, Pizzas).

    *Chocolates:

    RAJÁ, AFTER EIGHT, BACI, NESTLÉ (Bombons; GOLD), smarties, kitkat, lion, Néstle (Aero; milkybar; noir; and just nestle brand)

    *Cereals:

    fitness, barras fitness, fibre 1, Cheerios, Chocapic, Cini-Minis, Cookie Crisp, Crunch, Estrelitas, Barras CHOCAPIC, Barras COOKIE CRISP, Barras GOLDEN GRAHAMS, Barras NESQUIK, Golden Grahams, NESQUIK, Trio, Clusters, multi Cheerios.

    *Coffees:

    Sical, CHRISTINA, BUONDI.

    *Drinks:

    Nesquik, Mocambo, Tofina, Bolero, Brasa, Cevada Pensal, Nescafé, Nestlé dolcegusto.

    *Waters:

    Aquarel.

    Hope i helped some by adding to your list, these products are from portugal, and i don’t know where else, but it’s a start 😀

    i’ll leave the site in case you want to double check:

    http://www.nestle.pt/CmsPage.aspx?PageIndex=9

    PS- i learned i used more nestle products than i thought i did O_o.

  23. I didn’t see an answer, but FTR, my sister and I did some digging and it seems Hanah Anderson is NOT connected with Nestle. We can’t find a direct answer, but it appears Hanah was sold at or around the same time, but not to Nestle.

  24. Unbelievable – how Nestles is involved in so many products that I use and love. The noive of them. LOL Now I have to make mmy own ice cream sandwiches cause they even have the skinny cow! Bastards.

  25. Luara- if you live near a trader joes, might I suggest Joe’s O’s as an alternactive to cheerios? Cheaper and has all the vitamins and fiber as cheerios, smae great taste

  26. Thanks for keeping a list! It is getting too hard to keep track of it all!

    Just by lifestyle we don’t buy most the stuff on the list anyways, but I am guilty of getting several Friskies cat treats because there was a free coupon in the sunday insert. I didn’t even think to check who made it. *sigh*

  27. Well, I have been boycotting Nestle pretty much forever. My mom started boycotting it in the early 70’s and we just never quit. We made a game of finding more sneaky products with Nestle in tiny print someplace-now I play this game with my husband. You have a great list (I didn’t know about Skinny Cow and Gerber). You might want to check Contadina (they make canned tomatoes, sauce, etc). They were Nestle when I checked several years ago but it has been a while. I admit I do slip at times (like when there is nothing else available or someone else has already bought something).

  28. We have been boycotting Nestle for the past 20 years. I am sad to see that the need still continues.

    When living in Costa Rica I found that Nestle made Cheerios and that Nestle was the only brand of canned milk available. It was very difficult to boycott Nestle there and difficult for people there to see a need for the boycott.

    Thank you for the updated list.

  29. yes, glad to see this post. I’ve been working of this within my house/family and hope to spread the word during boycott week. Thanks for posting a very thorough list, I’ve been looking for one online…

  30. One more reason to boycott Nestle! As a mother, I have been aware of the anti-breastfeeding campaign of Nestle for years, but as a Michigan resident, Nestle’s actions regarding our watershed are equally evil. savemiwater.org has more info about lawsuits etc., but the link below takes you to their boycott list. Yours is more thorough and there is a lot of overlap, but there were some different products on their list. http://www.savemiwater.org/news/boycott.htm

  31. Nestle own Rowantrees and Maynards(spelling could be wrong)who make fruit gums, wine gums and lots of soft chewy sweets in Ireland & U.K. Don’t know if they’re in the U.S.

  32. This site has a fairly big list, with some products not on this list. It’s scary how much they own. I’m currently looking up many lists online, and trying to add everything.

  33. Because of the joint venture between L’Oreal and Nestle, this would include all products from The Body Shop. L’Oreal owns The Body Shop. Sad, but true. I had used their products for many years, but no longer. L’Oreal is an awful company anyway, but pairing up with Nestle makes it unacceptable.

  34. I was just searching more info on Nestle after viewing Flow this weekend and found your blog Love it and this list of Nestle products. I’m making my household a Nestle free zone. And, I’d like to add Ozarka to the list of Nestle bottled waters.

  35. I feel slightly ashamed that I didn’t know anything about the Nestle boycott until today, when someone in our office (I’m in Oxford in the UK) said we shouldn’t be buying Nescafe because of the African baby scandal. I had. I’ve had to do a whole load of research to bring myself up to speed!

  36. I just found out about the boycott today 5/2/10. What a sad state of affairs. I have notified everyone I know and asked them to do the same. Thanks for the post. There are some pretty sad and shocking videos on YouTube pertaining to this topic which is what lead me here. Peace and blessings.

  37. Here are more brands to add. Please forgive me if they are already there, it was hard comparing my list to yours.
    Tribe Mediterranean Foods (they make hummus and such)
    Purina
    Vitality Foodservice products
    Cheerios
    Chocapic
    Cini Minis
    Cookie Crisp
    Estrelitas
    Fitness (cereal)
    Smarties (British)
    Aero
    Butterfinger
    Kitkat
    Chef (foodservice)
    Chef-Mate (food service)
    Davigel Davifrais (food service)
    Minor’s (food service)
    Trio (food service)
    Optifast

  38. Thank you for a new list, has just weeded out a few more!
    I have only been Nestle free for a couple ofmonths now, but there is somethingabout doing it that makes you feel good and feel like you are doing something worthwhile. I dont think it will ever Stop Nestle from doing what they do, as there are too many people who dont give a monkey, but maybe in time.
    My 2 oldest children understand that we dont buy Nestle and more. They got a simple explanation that they are mean to the poor mummies and the rainforests and are greedy. At 6 and 4 that is enough of an explanation. When we are in the supermarket, they spot Nestle and say “oh look thats Nestle, we can’t buy that” They are sometimes more vigient than me. They tell our friends and family if they buy something Nestle that we dont buy it.
    Continue with the good work!

    Zoe

  39. i will gladly give up haagen-dazs, although it’s been so long since i’ve had it…other than that, i’m happy to say i don’t buy anything on that list. on the other hand, it doesn’t make for a very effective boycott. huh. thanks for the list. 🙂

  40. thanks for the list, we changed our grocery list to include all the nestle we can use. their stock will go through the roof this quarter, please continue to update the companies that we (75%) of americans should buy.

  41. Because I do 99% of my shopping at Whole Paycheck and Trader Joe’s…I avoid most of these brands b/c we are a GFCFSF family.

    But my poor dog will be finishing his last bag of Proplan. Thanks for posting the updated list.

    We will join you in avoiding all things Nestle.

  42. Wow I had no idea that Nestle Owned so much, How Greedy can people be. Absolutely turns my stomach. I’m happy to say that I buy hardly any of these items on the list for my family. The only thing on here that I will have to omit from my lifestyle is the Perrier. But at least its easy to substitute with another brand. Thank you so much for posting I found it hard to find a list online.

  43. I recently committed to boycott nestle completely and I must say it has been fairly easy. there ARE other brands to buy besides Nestle made brands. The one thing that i actually really loved that I no longer buy and still haven’t found something equally good is my Ovaltine (i didn’t see it on the list) and ussually if a store didn’t have ovaltine i would buy nestquick so yeah. but it’s a good cause so I will live without.

  44. do you guys realise how ridiculous you all are? WHO CARES IF A CHILD HELPED MAKE YOUR FOOD?? AS LONG AS IT’S GOOD
    nestle just tries to maximise profits as any business does, it’s not its job to find out what their suppliers do

  45. this is my shopping list for tomorrow

    Donna C. says:

    Here are more brands to add. Please forgive me if they are already there, it was hard comparing my list to yours.
    Tribe Mediterranean Foods (they make hummus and such)
    Purina
    Vitality Foodservice products
    Cheerios
    Chocapic
    Cini Minis
    Cookie Crisp
    Estrelitas
    Fitness (cereal)
    Smarties (British)
    Aero
    Butterfinger
    Kitkat
    Chef (foodservice)
    Chef-Mate (food service)
    Davigel Davifrais (food service)
    Minor’s (food service)
    Trio (food service)
    Optifast
    May 16th, 2010 at 5:36 pm

  46. That is the right blog for anyone who needs to find out about this topic. You realize a lot its virtually arduous to argue with you (not that I truly would want…HaHa). You definitely put a new spin on a subject thats been written about for years. Nice stuff, just great!

  47. A powerful share, I simply given this onto a colleague who was doing just a little analysis on this. And he in reality bought me breakfast as a result of I discovered it for him.. smile. So let me reword that: Thnx for the treat! But yeah Thnkx for spending the time to debate this, I really feel strongly about it and love reading more on this topic. If potential, as you turn out to be experience, would you thoughts updating your weblog with more details? It is extremely useful for me. Huge thumb up for this blog post!

  48. A friend posted this site and I was shocked when I read about what Nestle is doing. I have no problem boycotting everything on the list except I can’t give up my Diet Coke >,< Other then that I will join in and stop buying anything else on the lists.

  49. Kit-Kat and Rolo, although manufactured by The Hershey Company in the United States, are licensed from Nestlé.

  50. Furthermore, the Kraft Pizza Line (DiGiorno, Tombstone, and the California Pizza Kitchen line), have been acquired by Nestlé in 2010.

  51. I have been boycotting Nestle for many,many years,I started in the early 80’s when I found out about the baby formula issue in third world countries,and I’ve passed the info along to anyone who would listen and still do.Despicable company!!!

  52. I live in Israel, and here they have a lot of Nestle products. Nestle also owns about half of Osem, the biggest food manufacturer in Israel. Luckily I found a supermarket that doesn’t carry any Nestle or Osem products. I can’t remember the name of the supermarket, but their logo is a shopping cart with “1/2? next to it; they’re in Rishon LeZion and you can see it from the highway. I also found this handy link for whenever I shop somewhere else:
    http://www.angelfire.com/ill/nestleboycott/alternatives.html

    and for the lady having a hard time giving up her Diet Coke: look up “Aspartame poisoning”, that should motivate you! good luck!

  53. Unless i am mistaken i believe that the “Rowntrees” brand name are also owned by nestle, they make sweeties such as fruit gums and fruit pastels, and jelly/jello.

  54. Nestle owned cosmetics:

    Biotherm
    Body shop
    cosmence
    Garnier
    Helena rubenstein
    Inneov
    La-Roche posey
    Lancôme
    Loreal
    Matrix
    Maybelline
    Metamorphosis
    Plentitude
    Redkin

  55. Nestle may not the most compassionate company or one best deserving of your patronage. But boycotting bottled water (from California) right now is probably a very bad idea.

    Please for the sake of California in this terrible time, please consider thoughtfully what I have to say – because I am right.

    A boycott on bottled water will in all likelihood not result in any reduction in water usage in California by Nestle. But another approach will. And it is that other approach that should be promoted instead of a boycott.

    If you want to boycott Nestle’s other products, fine. Do it! But please don’t boycott their water – at least, not right now.

    Here’s why:

    The market for bottled water is fairly static and doesn’t change much. Those who fear city water and those who buy extra water as a security measure against social or natural disaster are not going to limit their purchases. Those who prefer bottled water are going to buy it anyway.

    In fact, Nestle would probably welcome a boycott. They sell more than $11 billion worth of bottled water around the world each year. They own more than 70 of the world’s leading bottled water brands.

    If you boycott Nestle, they will simply leverage their out-of-state market share to drive-down bottled water prices inside California. This lowering of prices, combined with the force of a boycott would drive many smaller bottled water companies in California out-of-business. And that would be very good for Nestle. It will enable Nestle to capture that share of the market inside the state, which would necessitate them using even more water to meet the new increased demand, resulting from the larger market share. This is what a boycott would accomplish – Nestle bottling even more water than they do now.

    The only way this could possibly reduce water consumption by Nestle, is if Nestle’s bottled water production is somehow more efficient than the aggregate consumption of those companies who lost business to Nestle’s increased market-share. But a 12oz bottle of water, is still just a 12oz bottle of water. So the only reasonable thing that can be expected to be recovered in that case, would be lost (or waste) water. But even then, it’s still just trading one company’s water usage (for sale, for profit) for another.

    Since the demand for bottled water is not likely to change and the unintended consequences of trying to ham-handedly limit demand rather than stop the flow is, both dubious and very likely counter-productive, another measure is needed.

    There is one and it is a very simple one: An export tax.

    If Sacramento will simply impose an export tax on all bottled water sold outside the state, then companies like Nestle will be forced to raise prices on that exported water to cover the cost of the export tax.

    This will cause them to become less competitive outside California. They will lose part of that market-share and as a result, other non-California bottle water companies fill that void in the market outside California with lower prices than Nestle. Nestle will then be forced by their own need to remain competitive, to reduce production of bottled water from California (they can get it elsewhere, they’re big enough) to meet the constraints of the lower demand their smaller market share will imply.

    This alone has the dynamic necessary to reduce water usage by Nestle.

    The proper solution here, if one is needed, is simply to tax bottled water exports. California should probably be attempting to limit water exports at this point anyway. It is obvious that we need the water here, more than we need to be selling what precious little we have to other states or other countries, simply because a company like Nestle can provide California water for less than other out-of-state producers.

    In the end; it is the California legislature that determines where the water goes. Whether it’s to farms, to cities, into the ocean to preserve a species of fish, or to business – it is the state legislature that has the responsibility to act.

    And if they’re afraid of saying the word “tax”, then maybe that’s because they’ve abused the tool so much in the past, that they’ve lost sight of what a tax is really meant to accomplish!

  56. Besides making our kids sick, polluting with un-recyclable wrappers you now are taking California’s water and selling it for profit. You sell our water in poison plastic bottles, that end up in our oceans.
    SHAME ON YOU

  57. My boyfriend and I have both decided to go in and do a full boycott. We realize that this will be difficult considering that we where unaware as to how much nestle owns.

    But we are willing to help. And have started today.

  58. Thank you for posting the products. I work in a major store and have come to notice how many products are produced/distributed by Nestle. San Pellegrino drinks were among the more recent ones I noticed. Most of the candies are those which I wouldn’t buy anyway because I find them distasteful. It’s hard to fight such a battle in which the corporation hides its resources and assets.

  59. Hi, I have a genuine question, not meant to be sarcastic or troll-ish. I agree that Nestle is one of the most evil corporations in the world today. But what does a boycott accomplish? I applaud your moral sensibilities, I am just asking the question.

    If a million people boycott Nestle, it won’t affect their bottom line. It’s possible it may close down a few factories, but that won’t make a dent in their 11 billion dollar per year profit, it will just put people like you and me out of work. So my question again is, what does a boycott accomplish? Thanks.

  60. Thank you David Driver. You are so articulate. I appreciate your wise words. I am going to make a concerted effort to write to the legislators in California in this regard. I live in Texas, but the water problems in California still matter to me. You are correct; a special tax makes more sense.

  61. Damn, I’d have to throw out everything in my house. Ain’t gonna happen. One loudmouth who knows they can’t control water is not enough for me. Just my opinion.

  62. There are many, many people waking up right now… so the number of people boycotting is about to go up by a huge amount…. say over the next year… so keep up the good work, and keep adding to your list… put ‘Purnina’ in front of the pet food products for clarity… and I appreciate you!!!

  63. If there really is an Illuminati, they’re certainly a part of it. Wouldn’t it be simpler to stick to store brands? Or do they own those too?

  64. Lordy, lordy. I’m already boycotting so much because of gluten, GMO’s, Manufacturers, etc. I had no idea Nestle had such long fingers. I will be adding to my list.
    I especially appreciated DavidDrivers comment on BOYCOTT vs TAX. Its intetesting how much additional information is in the comments. Thanks for all the info.

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