[NYCkayaker] Nestles & Water

Sandra Sobanski dragonsandy1@yahoo.com
Wed Jun 5 15:38:24 EDT 2013


I really hate these kayaker activists types that are always trying to save the planet.... How dare you.
Shame on you!

On Jun 5, 2013, at 12:28 PM, Robert Huszar <r-huszar@panix.com> wrote:

> Hi All,
> 
> While this isn't 100% water related (by what we do at nyckayaker standards), it certainly is water related enough to make me angry. I pass this along to those of you who have an interest in these matters. To the rest of you, I apologize for the intrusion.
> 
> Bob Huszar
> 
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Sun, 02 Jun 2013 15:17:17 +0000
> From: "Angus Wong, SumOfUs.org" <us@sumofus.org>
> To: Robert Huszar <r-huszar@panix.com>
> Subject: [utf-8] Nestlé
> 
>      Nestle is sucking water from a watershed during drought conditions in
>   order to bottle and sell it. From patenting flowers to claiming water is
>   not a public right, Nestle is trying to commodify everything.
> 
>   Tell Nestle to stop bottling from a Canadian aquifer in drought
>   conditions.
> 
>   [1]Sign the Petition
> 
>   Robert,
> 
>   Nestle's Chairman and former CEO once infamously declared that "access to
>   water should not be a public right." And now his company is putting into
>   practice its belief that every resource should be commodified and sold
>   off. Nestle is sucking up water from a Canadian watershed during drought
>   conditions -- to bottle and sell it off.
> 
>   Nestle has won a permit to drain an Ontario aquifer whenever it likes.
>   Meanwhile, the surrounding communities which rely on the aquifer have
>   by-laws to restrict their access to their own water during dry conditions
>   in the summer. This just isn't right, and groups are fighting back against
>   Nestle and the Ontario government office that handed out its permit in an
>   environmental tribunal. It shouldn't take a legal proceeding to force
>   Nestle to do the right thing. Let's tell Nestle that a community's access
>   to its own water supply is more important than any company's profits.
> 
>   [2]Tell Nestle: Stop bottling Ontario's water source during drought
>   conditions.
> 
>   Currently, Nestle has a permit through 2017 to take about 1.1 million
>   litres of water per day from Hillsburgh, Ontario for its bottling
>   operations in nearby Aberfoyle -- even during drought conditions while
>   there are by-laws on water use for households. SumOfUs.org is joining a
>   number of groups that are fighting back against Nestle.
> 
>   Nestle has been in the news a lot lately for attempting to profit from our
>   natural resources. Last month, over 220,000 SumOfUs.org supporters signed
>   our petition against Nestle's greedy effort to patent the fennel flower, a
>   cure-all medicinal remedy for millions of people in impoverished
>   communities across the Middle East and Asia. Several days after we sent
>   out our petition, a video emerged showing Nestle's Chairman claiming that
>   the idea that water is a human right comes from "extremist" NGOs and that
>   water should have a market value. Nestle has dealt with NGOs and lost
>   before -- the years-long boycott over Nestle's dirty tactics to get
>   mothers to stop breastfeeding and use baby formula -- which resulted in
>   thousands of infant deaths from water-born illnesses -- was a historic
>   success in corporate campaigning.
> 
>   Nestle's appetite to commodify water and natural remedies is a recurring
>   strategy by a corporation with a pattern of seeking to privatize and
>   profit from traditional knowledge and our natural resources. By speaking
>   out against the draining of our watersheds, you will be taking a stand
>   against Nestle's strategy to profit off everything in nature.
> 
>   [3]Demand that Nestle stop commodifying everything in nature. Stop
>   draining Ontario's watershed to bottle water.
> 
>   Thanks for all you do
> 
>   Angus, Martin & the team from SumOfUs.org
> 
> 
> 
>   ************
>   More information:
> 
>   [4]Council of Canadians raises climate change and drought concerns in
>   Nestle case. Council of Canadians, Apr. 23rd, 2013.
>   [5]The Privatization of Water: Nestle Denies that Water is a Fundamental
>   Human Right. Global Research. Apr. 20th, 2013.
> 
> References
> 
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