Marianela Nunez and Carlos Acosta in Don Q
i love them so much it actually pains me
Nestlé backed up that statement with this ruthless move at the World Water Forum.
Across the globe, Nestlé is pushing to privatize and control public water resources.
Nestlé’s Chairman of the Board, Peter Brabeck, has explained his philosophy with “The one opinion, which I think is extreme, is represented by the NGOs, who bang on about declaring water a public right. That means as a human being you should have a right to water. That’s an extreme solution.”
Since that quote has gotten widespread attention, Brabeck has backtracked, but his company has not. Around the world, Nestlé is bullying communities into giving up control of their water. It’s time we took a stand for public water sources.
Tell Nestlé that we have a right to water. Stop locking up our resources!
At the World Water Forum in 2000, Nestlé successfully lobbied to stop water from being declared a universal right — declaring open hunting season on our local water resources by the multinational corporations looking to control them. For Nestlé, this means billions of dollars in profits. For us, it means paying up to 2,000 percent more for drinking water because it comes from a plastic bottle.
Now, in countries around the world, Nestlé is promoting bottled water as a status symbol. As it pumps out fresh water at high volume, water tables lower and local wells become degraded. Safe water becomes a privilege only affordable for the wealthy.
In our story, clean water is a resource that should be available to all. It should be something we look after for the public good, to keep safe for generations, not something we pump out by billions of gallons to fuel short-term private profits. Nestlé thinks our opinion is “extreme”, but we have to make a stand for public resources. Please join us today in telling Nestlé that it’s not “extreme” to treat water like a public right.
Tell Nestlé to start treating water like a public right, not a source for private profits!
Sources and further reading:
Nestlé: The Global Search for Liquid Gold, Urban Times, June 11th, 2013
Bottled Water Costs 2000 Times As Much As Tap Water, Business Insider, July 12th, 2013
Peter Brabeck discussion his philosophy about water rights
Looks like im not using nestle products anymore. See you later half the chocolates I eat
Yo, fuck Nestle.
What the actual fuck? I don’t think I’ll buy Nestle products anymore.
Time to make more effort to avoid Nestle products.
It actually angers me so much to see people with plastic water bottles (particularly Nestle). The icing on the cake is that Nestle bottles take their water from an aquifer not twenty minutes away from were I live. It gets shipped and packaged and resold to people who would literally get the same water from the tap.
I’m so completely disgusted by this I can barely form words.
Details; Claude Monet
I don’t find myself unattractive, but I also don’t find myself attractive. I feel like I’m just sort of here, not something that really grabs anyone’s attention. Sort of like a chair. Or maybe a lamp.
Flowers and Birds, 1822, Niu Yun
ink and color on silk, pair of hanging scrolls
"Joyce was the only one of the lot of you that I could stand! I liked the lady. She was decent. She didn’t put on airs. She always had a nice cuppa for me. And she never treated me like a freak"