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Nestle sues famined Ethiopia

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 Nestle sues famined Ethiopia2002-12-26 04:55
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by Flemming Funch

According to The Guardian, the multi-national coffee and chocolate corporation Nestle is demanding a payment of $6m from the government of the world's poorest country, Ethiopia, which is in the middle of the worst famine in nearly 20 years. The money would be compensation for an Ethiopian business which was nationalized in 1975 by a previous military government. To put it in context, $6m could feed 1 million Ethiopians for a month. Nestle didn't even own that company, but years later they bought a German company, which used to have majority shares in it.


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2 Nov 2004 @ 11:24 by Donna Stone @194.83.164.22 : Nestle
Myself, family and friends will be boycotting Nestle goods until they drop this case.. this may not make much of a dent in their profits but it eases my conscience and the more people that do it the more of a difference it will make!  


16 Nov 2004 @ 23:33 by patricia suau @38.118.23.100 : ridiculous!!
how much more ridiculous can a corporation get? $6 mill for this company is a chip of a cookie, for ethiopia it is its nations population. the company is responisble for the death of 1.5 million infants in malaysa because of the corporation's use of breastmilk.  


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