Aids And Infants
February 05, 2008

Do you remember the boycott of Nestle's? Well, here's an implicit reproach from an article by Lawrence K. Altman in today's Times about AIDS-infected children in under-developed countries. "Many babies born uninfected go on to acquire H.I.V., the AIDS virus, in the lengthy period of breast feeding because of contamination of the mother's milk." Nature is not always better than commercial products. No baby ever imbibed the virus through Nestle's much condemned infant formula.

April 11, 2005

There are few things more American than Nestl Toll House chocolate chips. In their distinctive yellow bag, complete with a logo invoking a New England inn, they have long been part of the domestic clich. They recall moms baking cookies and children playing in suburban backyards. It's an image Nestl carefully tends—the first thing a visitor to the Toll House website sees is the tagline, "A brand that America trusts has provided the best-tasting chocolate chips for over 50 years.

The Stasi and The Swan
April 19, 1999

In the spring of 1995, Jim Clark, who had spent half his life spying on others, was sure someone was spying on him. He first noticed the person when he got off the plane in Germany. Now, at the train station in Bonn, he could see the man's reflection in the ticket counter window.