November 19, 2013


Some of you may wonder what I have against corporations, since I'm always ranting about how Obama and the rest of our government is bought by them to legislate in their favor. I have nothing against corporations who are ethical. But many are so hungry for profit that they'll do the unthinkable. Nestle has already tried this in South America. And here they go in Pakistan. Buying water sources and selling it back to people, since guess what? We all need water everyday. This isn't something that's happening in So. America and Pakistan--we buy Nestle products all the time and we need to send the message that we're aware of and won't stand for their unscrupulous actions. Please sign if you agree. "Nestlé is draining developing countries’ groundwater to make its Pure Life bottled water, destroying countries’ natural resources before forcing its people to buy their own water back. Now Nestlé is moving into Pakistan and sucking up the local water supply, rendering entire areas uninhabitable in order to sell mineral-enriched water to the upper class as well as people in the US and EU. Meanwhile the poor watch their wells run dry and their children fall ill from dirty water. Tell Nestlé to stop making Pakistan's villages uninhabitable by stealing their water. Nestlé’s aggressive water grab is already descending like a plague on parts of Pakistan. In the small village of Bhati Dilwan, villagers have watched their water table sink hundreds of feet since Nestlé moved in. Children are getting sick from the foul-smelling sludge they’re forced to choke down. Meanwhile, Nestlé spends millions marketing “Pure Life” to wealthy Americans, Europeans, and Pakistanis who can afford to watch their kids grow up healthy. This scenario is played out again and again in countries around the globe. But this is where we say: enough! Dirty water kills more children around the world than AIDS, malaria, war, and traffic accidents combined -- and Nestlé has a big hand in it. At the World Water Forum in 2000, Nestlé led the way in fighting against defining access to water a universal right. Nestlé and other big corporations won out, and government officials around the globe officially downgraded water’s classification to a “need” instead, meaning it could be captured, commoditized, and exploited by major corporations without regard for local populations. Tell Nestlé: Water is a human right. Stop stealing it from communities around the world." SIGN: SUMOFUS