Nestlé CEO Peter Brabeck: “Access to water should not be a public right.”
Do you believe water is a basic human right? According to Nestlé CEO water is a foodstuff that should be privatized, not a human right. Nestlé CEO Peter Brabeck says that with the global population rising water is not a public right, but a resource that should be managed by businessmen. Please do share your thoughts.
True. I only attend private beaches so I can avoid the underclass.
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And let's not forget oxygen. Shouldn't be a public right either. Working on the patent now...
Well, I won't be having a Crunch Bar any time soon.
Water isn't a public right. You have to pay for it just like food.
The authors of "Urinetown" were quite prophetic.
In some jurisdictions out west, you are prevented from keeping the rain that falls on your home and property. You must allow it to flow off your property to join other runoff.
In other words, you can't keep the water that flows off your roof to water your vegetables or lawn.
Ain't that some shit?!
Ah, spoken like a true child of privilege. Disregard the fact that human beings die without water. Asshole.
I can't wait to be dead.
Out west where?
We do have water restrictions. But I've never heard about not keeping rain water.
Of course, where I live it it wouldn't matter. The rainfall is negligible.
I had a professor some 20 years ago who told me that Nestle was trying to take over the world. I scoffed at her.
Now I know she was prophetic.
Wikipedia -- "Colorado law
In the State of Colorado, USA, the installation of rainwater collection barrels is subject to the Constitution of the State of Colorado, state statutes and case law. This is a consequence of the system of water rights in the state; the movement and holding of rainwater is inextricably linked with ownership of water rights and is enshrined in the constitution of the State of Colorado. The use of water in Colorado and other western states is governed by what is known as the prior appropriation doctrine. This system of water allocation controls who uses how much water, the types of uses allowed, and when those waters can be used. This is often referred to as the priority system or "first in time, first in right." Since all water arriving in Colorado has been allocated to "senior water right holders" since the 1850s, rainwater prevented from running downstream may not be available to its rightful owner. In 2009, legislation in Colorado was enacted that permits capture of rain water for residential use subject to strong limitations and conditions. To be permitted, a residence may not be connected to a domestic water supply system serving more than 3 single-family dwellings. The permit must be purchased from the State Engineer's office and is subject to water usage restrictions. "
Someone needs to remind this asshole there's a reason why the Romanovs were herded into that basement room.
Don't forget-- these are the same people who deliberately try to block breastfeeding programs in developing countries so they can sell their formula.
Fuck this dude.
Well that sucks for you, R13.
Who would rat you out if you were collecting rain water in a fucking barrel??
Welcome to Bartertown. Bust a deal, face the Wheel.
I hope he dies - soon
My company has installed biometric thumb scanners on the water fountains. We are payroll deducted 25 cents each time we use them.
Somebody drop him off in Death Valley without any money and water and see how long it will take for him to change his tune. Asshole.
They are going after water rights in Oregon's columbia river gorge and on Mt. Hood. I plan on getting involved in the activist group that opposes this.
W&W for r21. Sadly this is probably a vision of the future.
please do, R23, this is ridiculous!
We need to start bringing out the guillotines.
Jeb Bush believes this also.
From now on I boycott nestle. What an ass. And I don't even agree with occupy wall street and I find this gut a total douche.
Does anyone else keep reading his name as Peter Bareback when scrolling through the threadlist?
So will it go something like, "vote Republican or you don't get any water?"
He should get tangled up in a plastic debris field and drown while scuba diving.
Disgusting. No more strawberry quik for me.
can 19 and 20 combined be voted for W&W?
No double dipping r33.
No, R30, it's "Vote Republican [italic]so[/italic] you don't get any water."
Those fuckers. They haven't payed a dime in taxes here in Denmark for the last 20 years.
Waterboard this Brabeck Nestle fucker and then send him a bill for the water.
r29, that's what I was going to say... This douche is heretofore known as Peter Bareback.
Once we control the water supply we can really step up our baby killing.
Take this man to the yard and shoot him now.
[quote]I had a professor some 20 years ago who told me that Nestle was trying to take over the world. I scoffed at her.
I believe it was in the 70s that Nestle owned (maybe still does) a company that made infant formula. They went into poor countries in Africa and gave mothers of newborns free infant formula, along with a sales pitch that the formula was healthier for their babies. When the mothers' milk dried up, so did the free infant formula. Babies died. Nestle didn't care.
It had to become an international scandal before Nestle finally stopped the practice.
I haven't knowingly bought a Nestle product since.
I want a list of all their products to boycott them. I know their chocolate sucks, what else do they make?
His view is actually something quite different from "Access to water should not be a public right", which he never said.
Apparently, what he did say is "I am the first one to say water is a human right." What he tries to make the point about is the way in which water is wasted (he believes the average human requires 30 litres a day, which is not unreasonable).
It would be nice if people actually made the slightest of efforts to investigate an issue before pontificating on it.
Corporations are the concentration of evil - no question.....but I can't disagree with his statement. People have been damaging and depleting their local water supplies, no differently that the fish in the sea or the soil. These abuses have bad results.
So what we are really talking about, at this point, is if the National governments are going to control and distribute the increasingly rare water supply or will the Corporations do it.
Access still has to be controlled by somebody.
Food is required to stay alive too. As is heat, housing and medical care. Why not give these away to any country who asks too?
My thoughts are that this CEO should be shot!!!! These rich cunts think they own the planet and humanity just lives in it, for their benefit.
what is his exact reasoning why it "shouldn't" be a right?
Thanks R46, not much for my to boycott save an occasional can of Evaporated milk.
The CEO will be a given a Golden Parachute for the purpose of damage control by Nestlé.
All Nestle products are inferior and taste like chemical laced shit anyway so boycotting them won't hurt much.
Good point, R50, but that also covers at least 75 percent of the food market.
R48, did you check all of the products? You have to click on the different categories on the left to see all of their brands.
No more San Pellegrino or Haagen-Dazs.
R52 yes I did.
It is rare than any of my food comes from a bottle box, can or jar, other than died pasta and rice.
Nestles record on treatment of its gay employees is quite bad. They used to be on the communities shit list until 2010.
For fuck's sake, this guy never said “Access to water should not be a public right”, he said water is a right. He opened up the important issue of water scarcity, which it is essential is dicussed. Or do you think we should just leave the faucets running all day long?
May he drown in his privilege.
"People have been damaging and depleting their local water supplies"
It's called USING water.
Big business loves water - they can pollute it to their hearts content.
When was the last time a water pollution crisis was caused by someone using the toilet?
(6) I understand what Younare saying, but what you are really paying for isn't the water, the water is free, you are paying for the filtration and the delivery via the city pipelines. All that costs money so we have water bills.
You'll pry my Lean Cuisine out of my cold, dead hands.
[quote]Does anyone else keep reading his name as Peter Bareback when scrolling through the threadlist?
Yes! It would be a great name for a porn star!
He speaks the truth.
When the worlds fresh water starts to run out, and that day is fast approaching, you naysayers will be amazed at how popular his opinion becomes.
What is interesting to me is hydrogen is one of the most plentiful elements in the universe and we have oxygen in abundance in our world. Water is 2 atoms of hydrogen bonded with 1 atom of oxygen, yet fresh water is scarce. Hard to figure.
States along the Mississippi River going to be sitting on a gold mine!
By the time the river gets to New Orleans, it'll look like the lower end of the Colorado -- a trickle.
Flood times will be boom times!
We can send our water in ocean-going barges to the Middle East and repatriate the trillions of dollars we've left over there the past 50 years.
Water money trumps oil money any day of the week.
Ha, ha, ha!
The actual wave of the future at link. Until Nestle has them outlawed, of course.
BTW chocolate lovers, in the US, Kit-Kat and Rolo are Hershey, not Nestle, products.
OMG! I actually felt like I was going to puke reading that. How do people become so evil? Is it just greed gone wild or is there truly some evil force that has turned so many so evil. These days, even "Liberals" who care about social issues have no compassion for the poor. What has happened to this world?
I've posted this before. My late, very wise grandfather said in 1980, "If Reagan wins an evil will be unleashed on this world that we will never recover from.
Soon the rich will find a way to see to it that having air to breathe is not a human right.
The same thing happens when food supplies run out. The remaining quantities are rounded up, policed and controlled. Why do people think it will be any different when the water runs out.
Time to leave your Disneyland world view and deal with reality.
Your grandfather was, unfortunately correct, r66. Reagan was the beginning of all of this awful mess we are in now and most politicians are nothing more than corporate yes men now.
International Decade for Action 'Water for Life' 2005-2015
The primary goal of the 'Water for Life' Decade is to promote efforts to fulfil international commitments made on water and water-related issues by 2015. Focus is on furthering cooperation at all levels, so that the water-related goals of the Millennium Declaration, the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation of the World Summit for Sustainable Development, and Agenda 21 can be achieved.
The challenge of the Decade is to focus attention on action-oriented activities and policies that ensure the long-term sustainable management of water resources, in terms of both quantity and quality, and include measures to improve sanitation. Achieving the goals of the 'Water for Life' Decade requires sustained commitment, cooperation and investment on the part of all stakeholders from 2005 to 2015 and far beyond.
Maude Barlow has written several OP-ED pieces about Why Our Water Is At Risk
If you want running water in your home, you have to pay for it. If you want bottled water, you have to pay for it. If you want someone to purify your water, you have to pay for it.
How are we not already set up the way he wants?
Who is currently getting free water?
R71 what about drinking fountains? Fire Hydrants? Sinks in public washrooms?
This typical CEO is a caricature of the evil cartoon criminal that Underdog had to save the world from.
Who is currently getting food for free? Both are required to live.
^Missing the point entirely.
[quote] Who is currently getting food for free?
Food bank use is at an all-time high
Walk into any Costco you can actually have a five course meal, from all the free samples!
[quote]I've posted this before. My late, very wise grandfather said in 1980, "If Reagan wins an evil will be unleashed on this world that we will never recover from.
Wow, your Grandfather was a very wise man!
I think a lot of people on this thread need to just turn off the Cartoon Network an learn about how the world really works. You can start by flipping through a few history books. It ain't pretty.
Off a sociopath, save the world.
Somehow I doubt this CEO is living within his 30 litre/day allocation ...
Nestle also owns at least one laundry detergent brand. Read the labels on who owns anything you purchase and where it was made.
R71, we have free water, as do many families. We have a well. We are not on city water.
Here is another great documentary called Tapped. It addresses the issue of bottled water. The film analyzes the dangers of plastic bottle pollution as well as how big companies such as Nestle have privatized water and left communities without sufficient resources