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Nestle Defends Its Russia Stance Saying Food Is a Basic Right Amid War

Nestle SA said access to food is a basic right and a key value for the world’s largest food company following criticism the Swiss firm didn’t scale down its Russian activities quickly enough after the war in Ukraine started.

After pressure built up, Nestle said March 23 it suspended the vast majority of manufacturing in Russia while maintaining the sale of essential products such as infant formula and medical nutrition.