…well, maybe not full on solve – but it might help to stop using trillions of gallons of water on fracking, Chinese cows, bottled water and thirsty almonds.
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It’s good to see that on occasion mega food conglomerates actually pay attention to consumer demand for less toxic products (not that we’re endorsing Nestlé’s processed crap as healthy food – but one assumes it’s marginally better). From Nestlé USA‘s press release:
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Nestlé USA announced today its commitment to removing artificial flavors and FDA-certified colors, like Red 40 and Yellow 5, from all of its chocolate candy products. By the end of 2015, more than 250 products and 10 brands including NESTLÉ® BUTTERFINGER®, CRUNCH® and BABY RUTH® will be free of artificial flavors and certified colors. Products will begin appearing on store shelves by mid-2015, and will be identified by a “No Artificial Flavors or Colors” claim featured on-pack.
“Nestlé is the world’s leading nutrition, health and wellness company and our commitment to remove artificial flavors and certified colors in our chocolate candy brands is an important milestone,” said Doreen Ida, president, Nestlé USA Confections & Snacks.
The Great Lakes, 5 bodies of water that collectively make up the largest body of fresh water on Earth, accounting for 1/5 of the planet’s fresh water; are currently being ravaged by corporate interest. As of 2006, a loophole in the Great Lakes Compact has allowed for private parties to exploit the Great Lakes for corporate profit. The corporation, Nestle, is leading the charge. Nestle is selling actual boatloads of Lake Michigan water to China for a profit of $500,000—$1.8 million per day. Although some have linked Obama to the exploitation, the Great Lakes Compact is ultimately a state agreement, not federal.
Former CEO Peter Brabeck-Letmathe has stated that access to water should be privatized and should not be a “fundamental right” because people have a sense of “entitlement” that makes them waste the water.
Their arrogance knows no bounds.
A great graphic from Australia’s Herald Sun demonstrates why you really should try not to buy processed foods, Big Pharma drugs and cosmetics … or pretty much anything else! The companies to avoid: Coca Cola; Pepsico; Johnson & Johnson; P&G; Nestlé; Kraft; General Mills; Unilever; Mars; and Wrigley.
Abby Martin talks to John B. Wells on the widely syndicated Coast to Coast AM radio show about the rise of alternative media, her citizen journalism with Media Roots, her activism with Occupy Oakland and how her TV show “Breaking the Set” has managed to piss off Rand Paul, Nestle and the Israeli lobby.
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On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin features a video message by Nestlé, which the company made in direct response to a recent report Abby made about the company. She responds to points made in the video, and sets the record straight on the company’s claims. Watch the original report here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qj6ZXOv5tHA
On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin takes an in-depth look at the Nestlé corporation; its business practice of bloating the price of water, while pursuing the privatization of this common resource against the public good.
Imagine going for a walk in the park with your family, your child runs up to the water fountain and presses the button for some a bit of refreshment. Nothing comes out. At first she’s confused, but sees the coin slot/card swipe that will sell you 15 second of flowing water for just 50 cents. You as a loving dad, pull out your card and swipe it so she can have a drink. Think this image is impossible? Do you imagine this to be something only a mad man would think of, to deprive humans of the right to water? Unfortunately there are interests buying up rights to all clean water sources. People like oil baron, T. Boone Pickens and Nestle chairman, Peter Brabeck see water as a commodity like any other, not a right. The Nestle chairman explains his stance in light of his goal to treat water as a foodstuff and the outrage his views have caused:
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“The fact is they [activists] are talking first of all only about the smallest part of the water usage,” he says.
Deborah Ball looks at the Swiss bottled water giant Nestlé and its fight against those who prefer their water delivered in more responsible ways, in the Wall Street Journal:
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CASCADE LOCKS, Oregon—In this idyllic town on the north slope of Mount Hood, an autopsy on three dead rainbow trout may play a role in Nestlé SA’s efforts to reverse a deep slide in its bottled-water business.
Bottled water, which for years delivered double-digit growth for Nestlé, is under fire from environmentalists. They decry the energy used to transport it and the use of billions of plastic bottles, and oppose efforts to use new springs, citing concerns about water scarcity.
In Cascade Locks, Nestlé is trying to tap 100 million gallons of water annually for its Arrowhead water brand from a new spring—and keep the environmentalists happy, too. A key is proving that water drawn from the spring—which supplies a hatchery that raises Idaho Sockeye, an endangered species—can be replaced with municipal well water, with no harm to the fish.