Nestlé CEO Thinks Water Should Not Be a Human Right (Video)

Do you agree that all the water on the planet should belong to a few major corporations (or maybe just one) and be treated as a product?

Based on the opinion of former CEO and current Chairman of Nestlé, companies should own every drop of water on the planet, and if you want to drink clean water, you should pay for it.

The company was notorious for sending out swarms of ‘internet warriors’ to protect the company and its actions online in comments and message boards. Nestlé CEO takes a firm position behind Monsanto’s GMOs and their ‘proven safety’. The CEO said that his idea of water privatization is similar to Monsanto’s GMOs.

In a video below, Nestlé Chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe declares that there has never been ‘one illness’ ever caused by the consumption of GMOs.

Watch the video below for yourself:

It’s clear that they have zero regards for the human race and life in general, in fact. The only thing they can see is their profits. When you watch and listen to Nestlé CEO talking about GMOs labeling it becomes clear that they also funded initiatives against GMO labeling.

It’s scary to know that Nestlé goes into struggling rural areas and removes the groundwater from these regions to bottle the water and sell it. They destroy the water supply of the area without any compensation to the people. In fact, they make rural regions in the United States pay for it.

Corporate Watch reported that Nestlé and former CEO Peter Brabeck-Letmathe have a long history of neglecting the public health and damaging the environment. All of that for profits. Annually, they make $35 billion in profit from water bottle sales alone.

The report says:

“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.”

Nestlé has also come under fire over the assertion that they are doing business with massive slavery rings. Another Corporate Watch article says: “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 we let a company own all the water in the world for profits? If they think it’s okay to own all the water on the planet, maybe air should be owned by major corporations too. And for crops, Monsanto is working hard to make sure their monopoly on food supply is well established. It should come as no surprise that this Nestlé Chairman battles to keep Monsanto’s GMOs alive and well in the food supply, as his ideology lines right up with that of Monsanto.


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