Nestle wins the Black Planet Award 2007
This year, ethecon, Foundation for Ethics and Economy, will present Vandana Shiva, notable quantum
physicist, ecological and civil rights activist with the alternative “Blue Planet Award”. This prize is awarded yearly to a person especially dedicated to the preservation of our planet.
Not just recently has Vandana Shiva become more than a symbolic figurehead of those striving for a better
and more just world. Originally known for her fight for the rights of indigenous Indians she has achieved
world-wide fame for placing the feminist perspective on the ecological agenda. Among other things she is fighting an ardent struggle against the pirate practices of multi-national corporations for the preservation of safe seeds and against genetically manipulated seeds. In addition she has incepted strategies for global sustenance, diversity and fair trading. She is well-know in the peace and democracy movements, as her
recent activities in Burma underline.
This years counter-award „The Black Planet Award 2007“ goes to Peter Brabeck-Letmathe (chairman of the board of directors) and to Liliane de Bettencourt, (multi-shareholder) of the NESTLÉ Corporation. This award
is to pillory the Swiss multi-national for the irresponsible marketing of baby food contaminated by genetically manipulated nutrition, their tolerance of child labour and monopolisation of water resources.
Both international prizes will be awarded to the winners in a special ceremony at the close of the foundation conference on Saturday, December 1st, 2007 in the Ufa-Fabrik in Berlin, Germany.
Detailed information both to the awards and the foundation can be found at: http://www.ethecon.org/ethecon.php?id=290
Berlin, October 16th 2007
For further information please contact Elena Martin:
+49 176 64 61 68 67 (International)
0176 64 61 68 67 (within Germany)