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
Yeah they’re still at this. At least they’ve started putting their logo and name on all their subsidiary products, that way i can know what not to buy.
They make movies with horrible futures and people think this shit can’t happen or atrocities can’t happen again, well they damn well do and they damn well can.
I don’t normally reblog this type of thing - but this is really important.
S2E25 - The Photo
Oh hell nah!
My dad would be terrified
I would want the aisle seat.
Imagine it’s a late night flight, and everyone’s dozing off. In your half-asleep stupor you look down at the floor and you see a face gazing in at you through the glass, a face of something not quite human..welcome to Tumblr, where the most interesting topics twist into nightmares.
water is wet
the sun is hot
leaves are green
Republicans are white
Ice is cold
Poison is poisonous
and brother i hurt people
Dracula asks the important questions.
I am a shadow, the true self.
I am thou, thou art I.
There was never a snake in your boot…you just wanted something interesting to talk about. You’re so positively bored with your life. The truth is…you hate being Andy’s toy….
No… stop saying that… You’re not me!
WHAT AM I EVEN LOOKING AT
THERE IS SO MUCHGOOD FANFICTION IN THIS WORLD
SO GOD DAMN MUCH
SO MANY FICS THAT I WOULD CUT OFF MY LEFT ARM TO SEE PLAYED OUT
AND PEOPLE CHOOSES FIFTY SHADES OF GREY
Anyone with a toddler knows EXACTLY how that fake-kitty feels. For serious.
(Pfff which is hilarious considering the stuff I do for the fandom.
Like ‘maybe in dub canon but in my Aus and shit…HAHAHAHA’)