I want to go back and eat everything.
my heart says yes but my bank balance says no
No one should have to experience this shit. and most fucking certainly not for “no reason”
(Source: belt-san, via omo-itsapril)
Please fire me. I wait tables. A customer recently said she saw the chicken tenders on the menu, but where were the chicken fingers?
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
this is a huge deal in latin america especially and i need some more people to be aware of this and care
is it bad i initially thought this was an environmental post about tragedy of the commons and how humans need to be better stewards of nation because otherwise we kind of don’t deserve this… but anyway, DON’T PRIVATIZE WATER WTF people deserve free water! as long as we don’t waste it!
I don’t think people realize that publicly managed water is as easy as they think it is. The people that need clean water the most are the least developed nations. And the governments of these nations often don’t have the means to build an infrastructure providing clean water to the people. Especially if you think of countries in the middle of conflict. Now I definitely think everyone should have the right to clean water and in very much disagreement of Nestle’s statement, but that doesn’t mean that all privatization of water is wrong. It’s a lot more complicated than you think. Less developed countries don’t have the money to help provide their people with clean water, and generally private water companies don’t go to less developed countries, because there is no profit there.
Privatization can actually be very good in a more developed nation, because private companies compete with each other to gain clients and since they want to maximize their resources (water!) they will take the effort to develop methods of conserving water and wasting as little as possible to maximize profits, and this is actually better for the environment. Because of cheap water (subsidized by governments) in developed nations, people have less of an incentive to conserve water.
In the end it really just goes back to the difference in economic resources between less developed nations and developed nations. You can’t really put a blame on anything. Like honestly, if it were that easy to give water to everybody, wouldn’t that have happened already?
Please fire me. We might be going on strike in this economy.
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