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Nestle CEO says You Shouldn’t Have the Right to Water

By on November 25, 2013
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By Matt Hall — Staff Writer

Get ready to feel infuriated: the CEO of Nestle, Peter Brabeck, has been caught on video saying he believes water should not be a public right, that instead it should be something only the wealthy have access to. As Nestle is the 27th largest company in the world and does over $65 billion in business, the attitudes of this corporate head are very frightening. Here’s a collection of some of the most disturbing quotes from this video:

On Organic Food:

A good example is the organic movement. Organic is now best. but organic is not best

After 15 years of eating GM food products in the USA, not one single case of illness from eating them has occurred to date. And in spite of this we’re all so uneasy about it in Europe that something might happen to us.

Organic isn’t best? And there’s been no health problems associated with eating their GMO food? With this statement, Brabeck is laughably either out of touch, in denial, or being dishonest. More and more studies are finding just how dangerous and even deadly GMO food is. A lot of the GMO food that’s causing cancer, Parkinson’s digestive problems and other serious health issues is made by Nestle, Brabeck’s company.

On the Balance Between Man and Nature

Today people believe that everything that comes from nature is good. that represents a huge change because until recently we always learned that nature could be pitiless. Man is now in the position to provide some balance to nature. But in spite of this we have something approaching a shibboleth that everything that comes from nature is good.

On Water as a Public Right

Water is of course the most important raw material we have today in the world. It’s a question of whether we should privatise the normal water supply for the population. And there are two different opinions on the matter. 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. And the other view says water is a foodstuff like any other. and like any other foodstuff it should have a market better. Personally I think it’s better to give foodstuff a market value . . .

Water — which comes out of the earth freely — is necessary for the survival of every creature and plant on the planet. By making water a commodity — something only accessible from a big corporation like Brabeck dreams — our society will move into a dystopia where corporations decide who gets to live and who gets to die by rationing the most plentiful resource on the planet.

On Corporate Responsibility

I’m still of the opinion that the biggest social responsibility of any CEO is to maintain and ensure the successful and profitable future of his enterprise.

Notice how Brabeck said the most important social responsibility isn’t to provide for the less fortunate or reduce environmental impact so future generations can enjoy this planet. No, he said the most important thing a CEO can do is selfishly look out for the survival of his own company.

Brabeck’s Not Alone in His Elitist Views

The sad thing is, this leaked video shows Brabeck expressing the same sentiments hundreds of other CEOs share. You can watch the entire frightening thing in the video below:

If you’re interested in boycotting Nestle water products, here’s a list of their brands:

  • Arrowhead

  • Aqua Spring

  • Calistoga

  • Deer Park

  • Deep Spring

  • Ice Mountain

  • Glaciar

  • Klosterquelle

  • Nestle Wellness

  • Nestle Pure Life

  • Ozarka

  • Poland Spring

  • Perrier

  • S. Pellegrino

  • S. Barnardo

  • Water Line

  • Zephyrhills

You can watch the entire video by clicking here.

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Comments

  1. Moonshine says:

    Arrowhead is still a quality company that labels exactly what they’re giving. They provide plenty of fluoride free and straight from the springs water to this day. There’s nothing bad about their local operations, the main issue is ultimately being owned by Nestle.

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