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There's a news article circulating around Facebook:

 

http://www.mintpressnews.com/nestles-water-bottling-activities-amid-california-drought-underscore-lack-policy-options/196101/

 

The upshot of which is that Nestle owns a huge water-bottling facility in California, which is still functioning in spite of the "exceptional drought" (apparently the worst Federal measurement of drought that exists, according to the article).  It mentions an "outraged action request" from the League of Conservation Voters, who petitioned Nestle to restrict the plant's operations (presumably).  At least that seems most likely the thing they requested, but the article doesn't actually specify anything further.

What it does specify is a seemingly factual assertion from one Erin Diaz of Corporate Accountability International:

 

“Since their inception, bottled water corporations have used marketing to try to change the way that we think about water — not as a human right but rather as a commodity that can be bought and sold.”

 

The CEO of Nestle said nearly as much in this interview:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWkA-uAPXCE

 

After reading this article I naturally spoke to the person who posted it.  In turn, she invited me to this:

 

https://www.facebook.com/boycottnestle2014

 

Which led me to this:

 

https://fundly.com/boycott-nestle?ft_src=fbshare

 

 

 

The article was dated from September second, and refers to the petition as happening sometime in mid-august.  Boycott Nestle was created on September fifth; it added a link to the fundraising website just earlier today, on September sixth.

The fundraising website, which has raised $0 so far, claims to need the money for a lawsuit.

 

I don't know about you guys, but I'm so very tired of reacting to these things after-the-fact.  What can we do?

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There's a news article circulating around Facebook:

 

http://www.mintpressnews.com/nestles-water-bottling-activities-amid-california-drought-underscore-lack-policy-options/196101/

 

The upshot of which is that Nestle owns a huge water-bottling facility in California, which is still functioning in spite of the "exceptional drought" (apparently the worst Federal measurement of drought that exists, according to the article).  It mentions an "outraged action request" from the League of Conservation Voters, who petitioned Nestle to restrict the plant's operations (presumably).  At least that seems most likely the thing they requested, but the article doesn't actually specify anything further.

What it does specify is a seemingly factual assertion from one Erin Diaz of Corporate Accountability International:

 

“Since their inception, bottled water corporations have used marketing to try to change the way that we think about water — not as a human right but rather as a commodity that can be bought and sold.”

 

The CEO of Nestle said nearly as much in this interview:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWkA-uAPXCE

 

After reading this article I naturally spoke to the person who posted it.  In turn, she invited me to this:

 

https://www.facebook.com/boycottnestle2014

 

Which led me to this:

 

https://fundly.com/boycott-nestle?ft_src=fbshare

 

 

 

The article was dated from September second, and refers to the petition as happening sometime in mid-august.  Boycott Nestle was created on September fifth; it added a link to the fundraising website just earlier today, on September sixth.

The fundraising website, which has raised $0 so far, claims to need the money for a lawsuit.

 

I don't know about you guys, but I'm so very tired of reacting to these things after-the-fact.  What can we do?

 

Try tipping off Ari Armstrong or someone else: here

 

www.theobjectivestandard.com

 

 

This could be a good Blog story for them.

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