Organic Consumers Association

Tell Nestlé USA: I’m Boycotting Organic Gerber Baby Food and Sweet Leaf Tea!

The brand geniuses at Nestlé USA want your money. That’s why they introduced a line of organic Gerber-brand baby food and Sweet Leaf Tea, brands designed to appeal to health-conscious consumers like you. To capture a share of the growing market for organics.

Trouble is, the corporate leaders at Nestlé also don’t want to have to label the genetically engineered ingredients in any of their non-organic brands. So they contributed more than $1 million to the NO on I-522 campaign in Washington State in an attempt to prevent the GMO labeling initiative from passing.

Tell executives at Nestlé USA that you’re boycotting their Gerber organic baby foods and Sweet Leaf Tea brands, along with all their other products.

Nestlé contributed nearly $1.5 million to help narrowly defeat last year’s California initiative to label GMOs. This year, rather than openly admit to consumers that the company is trying to hide the truth about the GMO ingredients in its products, Nestlé tried instead to hide its donation to the NO on I-522 campaign by funneling the money through the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), a Washington D.C.-based lobbying group representing over 300 corporations.

Nice try. The state of Washington calls that money laundering. When the GMA was forced by the state attorney general to disclose the names of its members who donated to the NO campaign, and the amounts they donated, Nestlé turned up as the second largest donor to the GMA’s “Defense of Brand Strategic Account,” a secret slush fund designated to fight GMO labeling laws.

Every dollar we spend on Sweet Leaf Teas and Gerber organic baby foods increases the profit margins of a company that will break the law to prevent us from knowing what’s in our food! So let’s not spend a dime on Nestlé products!