Magazine article New Internationalist

30 Years Ago

Magazine article New Internationalist

30 Years Ago

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... The New Internationalist published an issue that screamed from the front cover 'Boycott Nestlé now! ' This was not the first time the magazine had campaigned on this issue - the babyfood tragedy was one of our earliest cover stories, in August 1973, and helped to prompt international action. But this was the first magazine to target Nestlé so directly and it had to be prepared with meticulous care so as to guard against potential legal proceedings by the corporation. The date on this cover is actually February 1982 - the magazine was delayed until April due to the legal concerns but the cover had already been printed, so that there are actually two separate New Internationalist front covers that bear the same date.

The issue focused on the irresponsible marketing of artificial babyfoods in poor countries. …

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