[NYCkayaker] Nestles & Water

Robert Huszar r-huszar@panix.com
Thu Jun 6 09:54:06 EDT 2013

Yeah, and it's getting worse as I get older!!!  : )  But it's not fault, I 
think  it's because I was born on Christmas that I'm this way!!!

On Wed, 5 Jun 2013, Sandra Sobanski wrote:

> 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
>>   Visible links
>>   1. http://act.sumofus.org/go/1806?t=1001&akid=1759.1490026.vnRLxZ
>>   2. http://act.sumofus.org/go/1806?t=1002&akid=1759.1490026.vnRLxZ
>>   3. http://act.sumofus.org/go/1806?t=1003&akid=1759.1490026.vnRLxZ
>>   4. http://act.sumofus.org/go/1776?t=1004&akid=1759.1490026.vnRLxZ
>>   5. http://act.sumofus.org/go/1796?t=1005&akid=1759.1490026.vnRLxZ
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