Nestlé chairman says water is not a human right


B00Mer
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Nestlé chairman says water is not a human right

Nestlé-Konzernchef Peter Brabeck: "Zugang zu Wasser sollte kein öffentliches Recht sein." - YouTube


In a candid interview for the documentary We Feed the World, Nestlé Chairman Peter Brabeck makes the astonishing claim that water isn’t a human right. He attacks the idea that nature is good, and says it is a great achievement that humans are now able to resist nature’s dominance. He attacks organic agriculture and says genetic modification is better.

Nestlé is the world’s biggest bottler of water. Brabeck claims – correctly – that water is the most important raw material in the world. However he then goes on to say that privatisation is the best way to ensure fair distribution. He claims that the idea that water is a human right comes from “extremist” NGOs. Water is a foodstuff like any other, and should have a market value.

He believes that the ultimate social responsibility of any Chairman is to make as much profit as possible, so that people will have jobs.

And just to underline what a lovely man he is, he also thinks we should all be working longer and harder.

Consequences of water privatisation

The consequences of water privatisation have been devastating on poor communities around the world. In South Africa, where the municipal workers’ union SAMWU fought a long battle against privatisation, there has been substantial research (pdf) about the effects. Water privatisation lead to a massive cholera outbreak in Durban in the year 2000.

The Nestlé boycott

Nestlé already has a very bad reputation among activists. There has been a boycott call since 1977. This is due to Nestlé’s aggressive lobbying to get women to stop breastfeeding – which is free and healthy – and use infant formula (sold by Nestlé) instead. Nestlé has lobbied governments to tell their health departments to promote formula. In poor countries, this has resulted in the deaths of babies, as women have mixed formula with contaminated water instead of breastfeeding.

Tell Nestlé they are wrong – water is a human right

There is Europe-wide campaign to tell the European Commission that water is a human right, and to ask them to enact legislation to ensure this is protected.

If you live in Europe, please sign the petition.

Original article published by Union Solidarity International.
 
L Gilbert
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Well, if one considers water not to be a human right, then it follows that air, food, anything on and off-planet the planet isn't either, including making profits. So does he have the right to make money and be a CEO or even get into business?
Privatising water? Yeeeeaahh right. B Bunny- "Ah, whatta maroon."
Meh. Just another clown with a mouth and some stupid ideas and no understanding of science.
 
darkbeaver
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Even though the average human is mostly composed of water. We might be surprised even shocked at the source of bottled water some day very soon. The intentions are inescapable, the purpose undeniable, the privatization of human life. Of course there are many who will not believe the writing on the wall even as their faces are being shoved into it. Nestlé Chairman Peter Brabeck certainly is not an average human if indeed he is human at all. Don't be fooled by his appearance, the meaty parts don't make a rabid thieving animal human.
 
petros
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Why drink bottled water in the first place?
 
L Gilbert
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He is right about one thing, though..... nature is not good. It isn't bad either .... or any other such human attribute. It just is.
Just wondering what gives the jackass the right to life, considering he seems to want to live in society and benefit from it.
 
damngrumpy
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We are not here to dominate nature we are here to manage nature therefore
he is an idiot. I have stayed away from their products for a long time and I am
not a special interest or pressure group person.
The good thing about this kind of revelation is that we get to see and hear these
corporated devils in their own element. Its not about the environment they do
anything either its to gain consumer favoritism. Remember they once called the
environmentalists nut cases and sometimes criminals or communists or God
knows what else. Now they are trying to kiss kiss their fannies go figure
 
petros
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For the past 6000 years humans have had to drink beer because they couldn't drink the water.
 
damngrumpy
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Then beer it is, water is not a human right beer is a human right everyone
start brewing
 
petros
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Yup GMO beer for all. I'll grow all you need.
 
L Gilbert
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Yup GMO beer for all. I'll grow all you need.

hehe You capitalist pig, you.
BTW, how's that third arm you're growing doing? Is it full grown yet?
 
darkbeaver
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Think about the Dune books, just like that screech global warming finally dries up the planet yer worth yer weight in H2O and not a drop more.

five hundred ML of yourine will get you a loaf of bread
 
tay
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The ‘Wild West’ of groundwater: Billion-dollar Nestlé extracting B.C.’s drinking water for free



The price of a litre of bottled water in B.C. is often higher than a litre of gasoline.

However, the price paid by the world’s largest bottled water company for taking 265 million litres of fresh water every year from a well in the Fraser Valley — not a cent.

Because of B.C.’s lack of groundwater regulation, Nestlé Waters Canada — a division of the multi-billion-dollar Switzerland-based Nestlé Group, the world’s largest food company — is not required to measure, report, or pay a penny for the millions of litres of water it draws from Hope and then sells across Western Canada.

According to the provincial Ministry of Environment, “B.C. is the only jurisdiction in Canada that doesn’t regulate groundwater use.”

B.C. 'DOES NOT LICENSE ... OR CHARGE'



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The ‘Wild West’ of groundwater: Billion-dollar Nestlé extracting B.C.’s drinking water for free
 
Blackleaf
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He's right.
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by tay View Post

The ‘Wild West’ of groundwater: Billion-dollar Nestlé extracting B.C.’s drinking water for free

Interesting that Christy Clark isn't whining about getting 'fairshare' or royalties from the company on this like she wanted from an oil pipeline.

(btw - too little, too late on the pipeline Christy - the line is heading East now)
 
Dixie Cup
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Is he kidding? Who is this assh***? I believe in free enterprise but his is absolutely insane as he must be!!!


JMHO

Quote: Originally Posted by Dixie Cup View Post

Is he kidding? Who is this assh***? I believe in free enterprise but his is absolutely insane as he must be!!!


JMHO


Oh, and btw, who works a 35 hour week? I sure don't (I wish).....
 
Sal
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Air is not a human right, I am going to bottle it and sell it...any takers
 
Tecumsehsbones
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If you ever buy Fiji bottled water, just remember that about half the population of Fiji doesn't have access to clean drinking water.
 
Sal
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meh, my bottled water went by the way side when I lost my big job and began to cut back, after a week I wondered why I had ever bought it to begin with
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Sal View Post

Air is not a human right, I am going to bottle it and sell it...any takers

Funny part is, this is how a lot of us felt when the Shemanese told us we couldn't use "their" land even when they weren't using it.
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Funny part is, this is how a lot of us felt when the Shemanese told us we couldn't use "their" land even when they weren't using it.

so what happened?
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by Sal View Post

meh, my bottled water went by the way side when I lost my big job and began to cut back, after a week I wondered why I had ever bought it to begin with

It's a fad.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Sal View Post

so what happened?

Short version? They won, we lost.

And now they've extended that rule to food and water. I calculate air ain't far off.
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Short version? They won, we lost.

And now they've extended that rule to food and water. I calculate air ain't far off.

I don't even know how you begin to solve that problem, it would seem all peoples everywhere have at one time or another been conquered and it is only recently that we humans have grasped that it is wrong, well actually we haven't grasped that yet have we?
 
damngrumpy
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This company is another of those companies that care about profit only
like the Dairy giant Supto that owns Dairyland. It is time we started to
address the indiscretions of such companies and ensure they become
ethical. One of the reasons we sit back and do nothing is our own greed
in many cases. Through RRSP and other managed funds many own
shares in them or through investments.
We rant against their behaviour but we support them on the exchange
if the price is right. I first started thinking about this when I heard about
professional lecture series, Ethics seminars for lawyers, Doctors and so
on.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Why drink bottled water in the first place?

Most Europeans drink bottled water rather than water from the tap. So do most Americans.
 
Cliffy
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www.youtube.com/watch?v=wy04c-6DEgE
 
Nuggler
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............Jeez; and I thought all along that Nestle was a nice little company that made chocolate milk powder.

Turns out they're just another ravening capitalist shlt crawler.

Dalton Mc****stick wanted to charge us for using water from our wells. That's been put on the back burner, but it's probably still simmering in some politicos cesspool of a mind.
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by Nuggler View Post

............Jeez; and I thought all along that Nestle was a nice little company that made chocolate milk powder.

Turns out they're just another ravening capitalist shlt crawler.

Dalton Mc****stick wanted to charge us for using water from our wells. That's been put on the back burner, but it's probably still simmering in some politicos cesspool of a mind.

They've been questionable for a long time.

Back in the day, they were convincing women in poor African countries that they should buy their baby formula and not use breast milk. Babies were dying because they didn't have clean water to mix the formula. Duh, bunch of bureaucratic thugs not thinking things out.

At that time they owned Laura Secord too. It was tough to boycott all Nestle products because you have to research what they own at the time and it is always massive. And damn but I loved my Laura Secord chocolate before the day when they made it all waxy to make bigger profits. Shocker

I am never certain about boycotting, I know you have to hit them in their soft spots which would be their profite/earning nuts but I am not convinced you make a dent. Ya still have to try.
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

Interesting that Christy Clark isn't whining about getting 'fairshare' or royalties from the company on this like she wanted from an oil pipeline.

(btw - too little, too late on the pipeline Christy - the line is heading East now)

Pushing this is not a good idea. Too many of us live on well water. Besides currently the laws in BC say you cannot charge for water but you can charge for delivery. I think this was to prevent private water distribution companies in towns to charge for water.
 

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