Gerber, Beech-Nut, HappyBABY and Earth’s Best Organic baby foods test high for arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury, new report shows – The Washington Post

Get a blender or ninja bullet and make your own baby food cause these corporate entities can not be trusted with the nutrition of the babies

 

congressional report found many of the products made by the country’s largest commercial baby food manufacturers contain significant levels of toxic heavy metals, including arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury, which can endanger infant neurological development.

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“Colossal Fraud” – Lawsuit filed Against Nestlé for Bottling ‘Fake Spring Water’

This is the kind of crap Nestle is known for… being fradulent and nefarious…

Nestlé, the company notorious across North America for questionable business ethics, has come under fire yet again over bottled water — this time, as the subject of a class action lawsuit stating the mineral water its Poland Spring brand claims on the packaging is, in fact, just groundwater. Continue reading

Michigan is about to sell 100M gallons of groundwater to Nestlé for $200

Only miles away from Flint, Michigan — where the government switched the water supply and poisoned the community’s water to save a few bucks — the Michigan water authority is considering letting Nestlé take an extra 100 million gallons of groundwater every year from the community of Evart to bottle and sell for profit. Continue reading

Michigan’s Water Wars: Nestlé Pumps Millions of Gallons for Free While Flint Pays for Poisoned Water

This is a damn shame….

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As Flint residents are forced to drink, cook with and even bathe in bottled water, while still paying some of the highest water bills in the country for their poisoned water, we turn to a little-known story about the bottled water industry in Michigan. In 2001 and 2002, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality issued permits to Nestlé, the largest water bottling company in the world, to pump up to 400 gallons of water per minute from aquifers that feed Lake Michigan. This sparked a decade-long legal battle between Nestlé and the residents of Mecosta County, Michigan, where Nestlé’s wells are located. One of the most surprising things about this story is that, in Mecosta County, Nestlé is not required to pay anything to extract the water, besides a small permitting fee to the state and the cost of leases to a private landowner. In fact, the company received $13 million in tax breaks from the state to locate the plant in Michigan. The spokesperson for Nestlé in Michigan is Deborah Muchmore. She’s the wife of Dennis Muchmore—Governor Rick Snyder’s chief of staff, who just retired and registered to be a lobbyist. We speak with Peggy Case, Terry Swier and Glenna Maneke of Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation.

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Hershey, Nestle and Mars have been using child slaves to make your chocolate

None of this corporations are to be trusted these days…. the cheaper the labor, the bigger the profits…. smh

What was one of the better kept secrets of the the 21st century is now blown totally open.  The three corporations above are responsible for much of the world’s chocolate influx, 60% of which comes out of West Africa.

In 2000, it was revealed that the harvesting and processing of the cacao plant was left to children, often unpaid and living in slavery.  Imprisoned, forced to go to the bathroom on the roof or in a cup and malnourished, children would either be sold into it for $30 or be kidnapped, thinking they were applying for some sort of paying job.

The rules and regulations are so lax there that there is no government to step in and stop the atrocities. This horrific state of child slavery is also the perfect cheap labor for candy companies that want to sell you chocolate for dirt cheap prices. Why do you think it only costs $1 for a chocolate bar?

The information was revealed in the documentary, Slavery: A Global Investigation, which can be watched here

The gruesome depictions of first hand accounts of slavery; children with whipped backs, afraid for their lives and beaten for months, into submission, was met with immediate congressional action.

The chocolate companies pleaded ignorance; Hershey senior vice president Robert M. Reese told Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Bob Fernandez that “no one, repeat, no one, had ever heard of this” (as if he could somehow know that). After confirmation that the slavery was indeed happening and that it was as bad as the documentary depicted, U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel quickly drafted US legislation commanding the FDA to introduce “slave free” labeling on chocolate, similar to organic labeling. The bill immediately gained approval in the House of Representatives and was on its way to the Senate where people were ready to draft it into law. It was then that the chocolate companies stepped in, promising to self regulate the issue, stating that there would be no more child slavery by 2005. It turned out, they didn’t do much. It’s 2015 and there are now more child slaves than there were in 2001. 51% more, in fact. There are now 1.4 million children carrying back-breaking sacks of cacao, having their bodies whipped and beaten and crushing themselves from dawn to dusk for no pay.

Now that it has become evident that Hershey, Nestle and Mars have no way of handling the issue (besides pushing back the date of completion to 2008, then 2020), California residents have filed a class-action lawsuit, requiring the companies to pay damages to people that have purchased the product “unwittingly” supporting child slave trade, and also that they print new labels that indicate the product was made with child slave labor.

“America’s largest and most profitable food conglomerates should not tolerate child labor, much less child slave labor, anywhere in their supply chains,” the complaint reads. “These companies should not turn a blind eye to known human rights abuses… especially when the companies consistently and affirmatively represent that they act in a socially and ethically responsible manner.”

via Hershey, Nestle and Mars have been using child slaves to make your chocolate. See for yourself. | Minds.