Zev Porat

Thursday, August 22, 2013

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

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 . . .

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