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My last case study, Nestle and advertising are a company that is based out of Switzerland. They are the biggest food company in the world. Nestle has been advertising their infant formulas to uneducated mothers in third world countries. For over 20 years Nestle was internationally boycotted for involvement of death of infants. In 1977 of July the United States the boycotted was launched against Nestle. Nestle was encourage mothers in third world countries to forgo breastfeeding for their powdered formula, which leads to malnutrition. These mothers do not have access to clean water, which results in infants vomiting and suffering from diarrhea. The third world mothers are not able to produce enough breast milk. These mothers lack access to affordable local produced supplements fortheir children. Once the formula powder and contaminated water touch there is a possibilitythat it is contaminated and not good for use. This will cause health problems for a child who is already suffering from malnutrition. Nestle was also violating the world health organization resolution by dumping their baby formula into hospitals. Nestle was actively marketing their product to third world countries because they do not have the right education to understand what was in their product. Also, among all these other issues like the children from their mothers are contracting HIV breast milk. Analyzing the Nestle and Advertising case study, Nestle did not care about the mothers in the third world countries and know what they were doing was wrong. If they practiced ethics of care they would’ve not try to sell their product to third world countries or they would try to educate them more about their product and what things are needed for safe use with their product. Nestle acted very unethical and did not care about the mothers in the third world countries or their babies, all they wanted to do was make profit. These mothers have come to believe that feeding their children with plastic bottles provided by
Nestle will give them nutrients even when they are only given water. Nestle could’ve avoidedall the boycotting if they practiced ethics of care and done more research on third world countries and trying to better educate them, but they decided not to care and just want to make a quick buck. After analyzing all of these case studies, I feel that I have a better understanding of ethics of care and can conclude that ethics of care is not always practiced everyday. Everyone should be able to care for one another even if they don’t know them either. Why live in a world where you only care for yourself, because I think that there is so much peoplecan do for other people if they care just a little bit more. According to our my care lecture it states, “Care is a basic human capacity to recognize and respond to the needs of others and to moderate our behavior by appeal to the good or harm it might cause to others.” Everyone in this world has a heart but some don’t act as if they care for example, people who kill people do not have any remorse for what they have done at the moment when it happened their emotions are not there. I don’t know how someone could just kill another human beingand not care or have no remorse for it. If everyone practiced ethics of care then the world would be in a better place and there would be no killing or terrorists. We need the world to act more with care and to be nice to each other, and then this world would be a better place to live in.