The CEO of Nestle has declared that people have no right to access water for free.
But shouldn’t water be a free and fundamental human right?
Or, should all the water on Earth belong to multinational corporations and be dealt with as a product?
Should the poor, who can not manage to pay these said corporations, suffer from starvation due to their lack of monetary wealth?
According to the former CEO and current Chairman of the world’s largest foodstuff producer, corporations should own every drop of water on earth.
Nestle Chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe says if you want water, you should buy it from his company, and you’re not getting any unless you pay up.
Should Nestle be able to profit from Earth’s natural water sources?
The company is notorious for sending out crowds of ‘internet warriors‘ to protect Nestle and its actions online, in comments and message boards.
Nestle even takes a company stance behind Monsanto’s GMOs, claiming they show ‘proven safety’.
In fact, the previous Nestle CEO actually says that his idea of water privatization is very similar to Monsanto’s GMOs.
In a video interview, Brabeck-Letmathe states that there has never been ‘one disease’ ever caused by the consumption of GMOs.
View the video below on your own:
Brabeck-Letmathe clearly has absolutely no regard for humankind outside of his own wealth and the development of Nestle.
His company has been caught funding attacks against GMO labeling, can be witnessed when viewing and paying attention to his talk on the issue.
This is a business that goes into impoverished rural areas and extracts the groundwater for their mineral water items, totally destroying the water supply in the area.
For this, they offer no compensation to the victims.
In fact, they actually make the rural areas impacted by the damage in the United States pay the bill themselves.
Does Nestle act in the best interest of citizens?
As reported on by Corporate Watch, Peter Brabeck-Letmathe has a long history of ignoring public health and abusing the environment.
This helps Nestle pocket a remarkable $35 billion in annual profits from water bottle sales alone.
The report states:
“Nestlé production of mineral water involves the abuse of vulnerable water resources.
“In the Serra da Mantiqueira region of Brazil, home to the “circuit of waters” park whose groundwater has a high mineral content and medicinal properties, over-pumping has resulted in depletion and long-term damage.”
Nestle linked to slavery
Nestle has actually also come under fire over the assertion that they are in fact carrying out business with massive slavery rings.
Another Corporate Watch entry reports::
“In 2001, Nestlé faced criticism for buying cocoa from the Ivory Coast and Ghana, which may have been produced using child slaves.
“According to an investigative report by the BBC, hundreds of thousands of children in Mali, Burkina Faso and Togo were being purchased from their destitute parents and shipped to the Ivory Coast, to be sold as slaves to cocoa farms.”
Should water be owned by corporations?
So is water a human right, or should it be owned by huge corporations?
Well, if water is not here for all of us, then possibly air needs to be owned by significant corporations too.
And when it comes to crops, Monsanto is currently striving to make sure their monopoly on our staple crops and beyond is well situated.
As the CEO of this mega-corporation, Brabeck-Letmathe is encouraged that individuals need to be rejected the rights to access water and spend for it instead.
In accordance with his statement, “water is not a public right” and Nestle needs to control the world’s supply of water so they can sell it back to individuals for a profit.
As Global Research reports, this statement needs to come as not a surprise.
This is the business that has peddled processed food in the Amazon, has paid a loan to avoid the labeling of GMO- filled products.
It has also been known for its upsetting health and principles record for its baby formula.
The company has even hired a cyber army to manage criticism and unfavorable feedback on the Internet in addition to controlling discussions on social media.
So, we are expected to entrust this company to handle our water?
Regardless of the fact, there’s evidence of big bottling business like Nestlé developing shortages:
“Large multinational beverage companies are usually given water-well privileges (and even tax breaks) over citizens because they create jobs, which is apparently more important to the local governments than water rights to other taxpaying citizens.
“These companies such as Coca-Cola and Nestlé (which bottles suburban Michigan well-water and calls it Poland Spring) suck up millions of gallons of water, leaving the public to suffer with any shortages.”
Nestle CEO thinks “humans” should be more grateful
Nevertheless, Chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe feels that access to water is neither a public nor a human right.
But, if privatization is actually the answer, is this really a company we could put our trust in?
Not according to Bhati Dilwan, a former town councilor in a little Pakistani neighborhood.
He says children are falling being ill due to the dirty water.
And who’s to blame for this?
Why, none other than bottled water-maker Nestle, which dug a deep well, hence depriving locals of safe drinking water.
In addition to the extremely dirty water, the water level sank from 100 to 300 to 400 feet.
If the neighborhood had safe and fresh water, it would ruin Nestlé’s profitable market in bottled water under the brand Pure Life.
In the video above, Brabeck-Letmathe states it’s “ruthless” and declares that natural food is bad and GMO is good.
He goes so far as to say that anyone who disagrees with him, is actually an extremist.
As the world around us turns increasingly more into a mechanized environment, it’s crucial to evaluate his declarations to stave off the pitiless Nature.
He concludes by boasting about his companies operations, highlighting the savior-like role of the Nestlé Group in safeguarding the health of the worldwide population.
Apparently, we should be more grateful for this.
What do you think?