Thursday, December 20, 2007

More on Nestle prizes bringing concerns to wider attention

Last week I wrote about children's author Sean Taylor refusing Nestlé prize money after winning a Gold Medal in the Nestlé Children's Book Prize, which is voted for by children. This has been greeted with messages of thanks for the support from campaigners around the world. At the prize ceremony, Mr. Taylor spoke of his concerns, saying:

"When a Monster is Born is a book that has something to do with choices. Some of these choices seem to be life-giving and some of them seem to take life away. I hope that I have made a life-giving choice. I have decided to refuse this cheque and ask that it goes back where it came from."

See the report on the Bookseller website at:

Then yesterday was the presentation of an award for Mr. Brabeck-Letmathé, Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé. It was the 'Black Planet' Award for harmful practices from Ethecon, which I wrote about recently. See:

You can find out more on the Ethecon site in German at:

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