Cow & Gate in the McSpotlight
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& Gate are among a number of babymilk companies who regularly violate
the WHO code of conduct which was produced to regulate the marketing of
babymilk formulas in developing countries.
Cow & Gate is part of the babymilk industry.
It is not only the specific practices of individual companies that cause problems. The attitudes created by the currrent system of exploitation gives power and profits to the few, at the expense of people, animals and the environment. It is important to expose the unethical practices of specific companies as their behaviour is often indicative of the entire system.
Unigate associate company Nutricia is listed as a frequent violator of the WHO Code by promoting baby milk in healthcare facilities and to health workers, and giving free samples or supplies.
Their Cow & Gate Plus products used pictures of babies on labelling in Sierra Leone in 1990, and carried no health warning or reference to advice from health workers.
[The Ethical Consumer Guide to Everyday Shopping published by the Ethical Consumer Research Association. ]
Opposition and Campaigns
Exploitation and profiteering do not need to exist. A better way of running our lives can be created based on the sharing of resources and on respect for each other and for nature. Increasingly people are questioning and challenging those with power and are seeking alternatives. Let's hope it's possible to make a difference.
Products and brandnames: Cow & Gate babymilk formula
V B Nutricia: NL-2700 MA Zoetermeer
Unigate : Unigate House
Cow & Gate Nutricia Ltd.
Whitehorse Business Park
Trowbridge, Wilts BA 14 OXQ
+31 79 3539000 (Netherlands HQ)
+44 1225 768381 (Cow & Gate UK)
+31 79 3539620 (Netherlands HQ)
+44 1225 768847 (Cow & Gate UK)
Email address(es): firstname.lastname@example.org
Website(s):http://www.nutricia.com/ ; http://www.unigate-dairies.co.uk/
Domain name(s): nutricia.com