Friday, April 13, 2007,9:31 PM
Nestle acquires Gerber

So I guess Gerber is will now be on the list of products I won't buy. Nestle, known for its human rights violations and unfair business practices, now adds Gerber to its list of brand names. This purchases now makes Nestle the largest supplier of baby foods in the world. The acquisition is of course being applauded by mammon worshipers but is met with despair by human rights groups and mothering advocates.

Just one more reason to go organic and make baby food from scratch. You know you aren't feeding your baby toxins and sugars and you aren't supporting trafficking of child slave labors. Now I just need to care more about living morally than the ease of being lazy.

"When we become dependent on unsustainable and oppressive structures for our daily bread, not only do we make a mockery of the Lord's Prayer, but we have become docile subjects of the empire rather than free citizens of the kingdom." - Brian Walsh and Sylvia Keesmaat, Colossians Remixed

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  • At 4/14/2007 10:07:00 AM, Blogger gerbmom

    Oh no -Please, I don't wanna go to the dark side.....
    Seriously - now I can't even give Gerber gifts for new babies. Seriously cramps my style.

  • At 4/14/2007 05:47:00 PM, Blogger paul

    thank goodness the making baby food days are over :)

    it makes me think thiugh about how people maybe can be supported in living ethically - maybe its time for a home made ethical cheap baby food co?

  • At 4/14/2007 09:53:00 PM, Blogger Julie

    Having structures in place to help people make ethical choices would be great. Or at least being willing to support each other in doing stuff like this - parents getting together to make a bunch of food together...


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