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    In regards to the Nestle baby formula issue. Why or why not the response was appropriate, ethical or legal?.
    What might the company have done better and why.

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    http://www.businessinsider.com/nestles-infant-formula-scandal-2012-6?op=1

    http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/nestle-baby-milk-scandal-food-industry-standards

    Nestle's "baby scandal" was one of the most atrocious acts of unethical and criminal behavior by any company in history. The company was accused of using unethical marketing tactic to persuade third world mothers in the 1970s to abandon breastfeeding, which is the most effective form of milk for newborns, to instead use its formula in an attempt to get these mothers hooked on their formula, which is less healthy and more expensive than breast milk. This tactic is alleged to have killed millions of babies, and the allegations made by those who researched this atrocity resulted in the United States Senate and the World Health Organization to open hearings on Nestles practices that ultimately required new marketing rules to be created for companies such as Nestle.

    In essence, this "scandal" was more akin to alleged mass murder wherein Nestle along with other multinational milk companies were allegedly causing infant illness and death in poor communities by promoting bottle feeding and discouraging breastfeeding. The allegations were predicated upon researchers discovering that mothers in third world countries such as those as Asia, Africa and Latin America were experiencing hundreds of thousands of needless deaths of babies because of marketing campaigns by those such as Nestle who relentlessly marketed ...

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