If you haven't been boycotting Nestlé already...

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al-Qa'bong
If you haven't been boycotting Nestlé already...

...this might convince you to start.

 

Nestle producing new breakfast cereal in Sderot

 

 

 

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The global Nestle food company is, for the first time in its history, producing a new breakfast cereal in the southern Israeli town of Sderot.

 

The new cereal was developed in Israel and is based on a technology that was originally developed for the production of Osem's nougat-filled Bamba snack.

 

 

The new cereal will be named Crunch Rolls Nougat and is composed of cylindrical-shaped cereal filled with nougat.

 

 

 

They got the idea of the shape from cluster bombs.

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

Quote: The new cereal will be named Crunch Rolls Nougat and is composed of cylindrical-shaped cereal filled with nougat.

 

 

Yuck, sounds disgusting. I don't get why folks like sugary confections with milk for breakfast. I don't think I've ever had a sugary cereal for breakfast, unless Cheerios, Shredded Wheat, Corn Flakes, Raisin Bran, Rice Krispies, and hot oatmeal fall into that category - I've sometimes added a tiny bit of sugar.

Krago

Were you ever forced to eat puffed rice?  It comes in a long plastic bag and tastes like soggy styrofoam.  Yuck!  Tongue out

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

Yeah, I actually liked puffed rice when I was a kid - and I did add a little tiny spoonful of sugar to it. The secret was not to add a lot of milk to it; however, it was never my favourite cereal - my favourite cold cereal was Cheerios, and I like hot oatmeal as an adult (I was never able to eat hot oatmeal when I was a kid).

al-Qa'bong

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so, why boycott Nestle? why be happy that two more US towns have said no to Nestle?
here are some reasons

- (1) promotion of a product (baby milk formula) over the safer and more nutritious (breastmilk) while knowing that baby milk formula cannot be safely used in societies that do not have clean water. Can a product which requires clean water, good sanitation, adequate family income and a literate parent to follow printed instructions, be properly and safely used in areas where water is contaminated, sewage runs through the streets, poverty is severe and illiteracy is high?" In 1978 Nestlé admitted, "No". Sadly when the same question is asked today, the answer remains, "No". Check out the INFACT campaign and this breastfeeding campaign

- (2) pro-Zionist. it maintains a branch in Israel. It  owns 50.1% of Israeli food maker Osem Investments. In 2000, it announced it will invest millions of dollars to operate the new R&D centre in israel. In 1998, Mr. Peter Brabeck-Letmathe on behalf of Nestle, received the Jubilee Award by the Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. This is the highest tribute ever awarded by the "State of Israel" in recognition of those individuals and organizations, that through their investments and trade relationships, have done the most to strengthen the Israeli economy.

 

 

Green Resistance

A_J

al-Qa'bong wrote:
They got the idea of the shape from cluster bombs.

I'm sorry, but I don't see the connection between breakfast cereal and cluster bombs.

al-Qa'bong

I'll give you the benefit of the doubt an accept that you can make no connexion:

 

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Suddenly a strange object caught Sikna's eye. It was small, round and metallic, with a tip that looked like a cigarette end. She picked it up to show her cousins.

Marwa and Hassan remembered warnings not to touch strange objects. "It's one of those bombs," one of the children cried. Sikna panicked and dropped the cluster bomb, which exploded instantly

 

 

 

Cluster bombs leave 'toys' that kill children

A_J

Yes, I already know that cluster bombs disperse small bomblets that often attract curious children, usually being small, shiny, sometimes in bright colours, etc.  There have also been incidents where they look just like food aid packages being dropped in the same area.

But how is a sugery breakfast cereal "inspired" by cluster bombs?

Is this what you're basing this claim on:

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cylindrical-shaped cereal filled with nougat

Are you seriously saying that because the cereal is a cylinder, and some cluster bombs are also cylinders (not all are, though I would assume the IAF is using U.S. munitions, which are cylinder in shape), then there must be a connection?  Does that apply to anything that is cylinder in shape?  Or just anything that is cylinder in shape and made in Israel?

There is a lot to criticise Israel for, especially its use of cluster bombs in Lebanon and Gaza, but this is just silly.  Should my dog also boycott these:

Catchfire Catchfire's picture

Wow, irony sensors malfunctioning. Return to manufacturer for immediate refund.

al-Qa'bong

No kidding.

A_J

Nice cop out.

I'm honestly curious: is there some connection between breakfast cereal and cluster bombs, as you clearly allege in the OP, that I, in my ignorence, just can't see?  If there is, please explain it to me.  I would greatly appreciate to learn what this connection is.

You're not a liar, and you're not trying to make this up out of whole cloth, so surely you have something to support your claim that "they got the idea of the shape from cluster bombs", or you obviously wouldn't have made it in the first place.

Cueball Cueball's picture

The connection is that Israel wantonly used cluster bombs during its invasion of Lebanon. It is a snide joke.

A_J

Cueball wrote:
The connection is that Israel wantonly used cluster bombs during its invasion of Lebanon. It is a snide joke.

I know about Israel's use of cluster bombs, but what is the connection between the cereal and the cluster bombs - or, more specifically, the evidence that the cereal is based on, or inspired by, cluster bombs?  I highly doubt that everything manufactured in Israel is somehow based on, or inspired by, cluster bombs - so why is this breakfast cereal singled out?

Isreal also used white phosphorus - did they get the idea for the cereal from that too?

Cueball Cueball's picture

They are use cluster bombs, which look like children's toys or candy. Now they are making candy that look like small bombs.

Noise

Good Good whole white phosphorus shreddies.

Catchfire Catchfire's picture

Um, the connection is that Nestle is investing in Israel and Israel is investing in mass murder. It's the boycott, stupid.

Catchfire Catchfire's picture

What a waste of time.

A_J

Cueball wrote:
Now they are making candy that look like small bombs.

So if I see something that is cylindrical (because that's the only description we have of the cereal in question), I can safely make the assumption that it was intended to mimic a small bomb?

 

 

Or does this only apply to something that is cylindrical and made in Israel?

al-Qa'bong

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Isreal also used white phosphorus - did they get the idea for the cereal from that too?

 

No, that would be laundry detergent.

Rexdale_Punjabi Rexdale_Punjabi's picture

man I HATED puffed rice goddam. I dont eat cereal wit milk no more lactose intolerant lol. but yea that was the tricc or with corn flakes too cuz too much milk n the sugar would go into the milk and not the cereal. but then agen u cud only really ever get sugar on the top so u had to taste the bad shit too eat fast I guess lol.

 

but think about this

 

Why u gotta be nutty to eat coco puffs which make u go coocoo but the white frosted flakes THEIR GREAT

and why it called wild rice?cuz it blacc? whats so wild about it is it gonna hit a old lady over the head? \\

 

:P

Rexdale_Punjabi Rexdale_Punjabi's picture

A_J wrote:

Cueball wrote:
Now they are making candy that look like small bombs.

So if I see something that is cylindrical (because that's the only description we have of the cereal in question), I can safely make the assumption that it was intended to mimic a small bomb?

 

 

Or does this only apply to something that is cylindrical and made in Israel?

muthafucc israel happy?

Cueball Cueball's picture

A_J wrote:

Cueball wrote:
Now they are making candy that look like small bombs.

So if I see something that is cylindrical (because that's the only description we have of the cereal in question), I can safely make the assumption that it was intended to mimic a small bomb?

 

 

Or does this only apply to something that is cylindrical and made in Israel?

Yes, if something is cylindrical like that, and one wanted to make a snide joke aimed at pointing out the more lethal uses that a country makes of small yellow candy-like cylindrical objects, one might make such an inference, metaphorically speaking.

Are metaphors and similes anti-semitic now?

A_J

Cueball wrote:
. . . one might make such an inference, metaphorically speaking.

Ah, metaphorically.

I was confused because the OP's statement:

al-Qa'bong wrote:
They got the idea of the shape from cluster bombs.

Is pretty literal, and makes it sound like "they" sat down, brainstormed for a bit and decided that their product would intentionally mimic cluster bombs.

I thought there was a real story there about racist, jingoist, cereal designers and marketers, but in reality it's merely a coincidence that they're both cylindrical and any relationship between the cereal and cluster bombs is merely metaphorical and/or imagined.

al-Qa'bong

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I thought there was a real story there about racist, jingoist, cereal designers and marketers, but in reality it's merely a coincidence that they're both cylindrical and any relationship between the cereal and cluster bombs is merely metaphorical and/or imagined.

 

Now was that so hard?

Cueball Cueball's picture

You really nailed it there.

However the subtle subtext here is that the crap will be made in Sderot, a town which appears in the media very often because it is very close to Gaza zone, and as a consequence is one of the primary targets of the toy rocket barrage launched at Israel. Nestle's choice of location is interesting, both because it makes one wonder at how serious the threat of the Hamas rocket attacks are overplayed in the media, since it would be suprising for a company of Nestle's stature to risk real assets in a war zone. Evidently, Nestle does not evaluate the threat as very high.

That said, there has also been a serious effort to bolster the willingness of residents of Sderot, (prior to 1948 an Arab farming village called Najd), to stay, despite the rockets, and also apparently some efforts to increase settlement by many international agencies, and good samaritans eager to show their support for the beleaguered community. The "humanitarian" nature of the decision to invest in Sderot is hard to overlook.

The more cynical among us might consider the possibility, even, that the interest in making Sderot a particularly desireable place to live in indicates a distinct willingness to lure people to Sderot and make them targets for the occassional lethal rocket attack that does so much for bolstering the Israeli case for never ending war, since it would really make sense to discourage people from living there, if indeed the threat is as great as people like to make it out.

But Nestle thinks otherwise apparently. They think it is desireable to put your manufacturing plant in a target zone, and one really has to ask why, if there is such a great threat there? So much to say, Nestle's decision has serious political overtones, which fit hand and glove with the agenda of those who were more than happy to unleash thousands upon thousands of lethal Snausage-like cluser bomblets upon the children of Lebanon.

Cueball Cueball's picture

Perhaps even allegorical.

Jacob Two-Two

Damn. Puffed rice. My mother used to feed me that bland tasteless crap. Blah! Never again. I always liked shreddies.

Cueball Cueball's picture

Dont you mean... "Blam! Never again!" ? Or would that be too tastless?

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Nestle Pays $2.25 to Bottle and Sell a Million Litres of BC Water

I repeat: Nestle pays $2.25 to bottle and sell a million litres of BC water.

http://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2015/02/24/Nestle-Pays-Nothing-to-Bottle-Water/

 

iyraste1313

need I remind anyone that boycott of so trusted a canadian institution like Nestle (one of the few profitable companies around these days) means disruption to the Canadian economy? And therefore liable under C-51?