Nestlé: Water is always a public right.

Goal: 500,000

Nestlé is draining developing countries’ groundwater to make its Pure Life bottled water, destroying countries’ natural resources depriving locall people and farmers of a vital resource.

Now Nestlé is moving into Pakistan and sucking up the local water supply, the has resulted in well's drying up and villages going without safe drinking water, all the company can sell mineral-enriched water to the rich as a status symbol, while the poor watch wells run dry and their children fall ill.

Tell Nestlé to stop stealing Pakistan’s water.

Nestlé’s aggressive water grab is already descending like a plague on parts of Pakistan. In the small village of Bhati Dilwan, villagers have watched their water table sink hundreds of feet since Nestlé moved in. Children are getting sick from the foul-smelling sludge they’re forced to drink. Meanwhile, Nestlé spends millions marketing “Pure Life” to wealthy Americans, Europeans, and Pakistanis who can afford to watch their kids grow up healthy. This scenario is played out again and again in countries around the globe. But this is where we say: enough!

Dirty water kills more children around the world than AIDS, malaria, war, and traffic accidents combined -- and Nestlé has a big hand in it.

At the World Water Forum in 2000, Nestlé led the way in fighting against defining access to water a universal right. Nestlé and other big corporations won out, and government officials around the globe officially downgraded water’s classification to a “need” instead, meaning it could be captured, commoditized, and exploited by major corporations without regard for local populations.

Tell Nestlé: Water is a human right. Stop stealing it from communities around the world.

If we expose Nestlé’s disgusting game plan for Pakistan, the company will scale back its water-draining facilities to avoid a damaging global backlash. But if we ignore what’s happening there, Nestlé and other major corporations will suck up more and more the world’s water -- and that’s not good news for anyone.

Nestlé’s current chairman and former CEO was caught on tape arguing that water is "not a right”, and while the clip is shocking, the reality is even worse. Nestlé’s aggressive policies are depriving thousands of people around the planet of the basic water they need to survive, all to pump up the company’s bottom line. Please join us in taking a stand against corporate seizure of our natural resources today.

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More Information:

The Global Search For Liquid Gold, Urban Times, 11 June 2013
Bottled Life: The Story, Bottled Life, 1 January 2012
Water Facts, Food and Water Watch

Nestlé is draining developing countries’ groundwater to make its Pure Life bottled water, destroying countries’ natural resources depriving locall people and farmers of a vital resource.

Now Nestlé is moving into Pakistan and sucking up the local water supply, the has resulted in well's drying up and villages going without safe drinking water, all the company can sell mineral-enriched water to the rich as a status symbol, while the poor watch wells run dry and their children fall ill.

Tell Nestlé to stop stealing Pakistan’s water.
 

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Nestlé: Stop draining water from Pakistani communities and ensure that villages have access to safe drinking water."

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