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Saturday, September 23, 2017

A Look At How Nestle Makes Billions Selling You Groundwater In A Bottle

A few weeks ago we shared with readers a lawsuit filed in Connecticut against Nestle Waters North America, Inc. alleging that the water they marketed as Poland 'Natural Spring Water' was actually just bottled groundwater...the same water that runs through the taps of many American households.

Now a new investigation from Bloomberg Businessweek reveals how large water bottling companies choose their plant locations based not on the steady supply of pristine, natural drinking water, as their labels and other marketing campaigns would lead you to believe, but based on which economically depressed municipalities offer up the most tax breaks and have the most lax water laws.

As an example, even in the drought stricken state of California, Bloomberg notes that Nestle was able to strike a sweetheart 20-year supply agreement with the U.S. Forest Service to pay roughly $0.000001 for the water in each bottle that consumers blindly drop a couple bucks to purchase.



Anonymous said...

The big corporations are taking advantage of people by selling natural resources that should belong to the people.
Most people are too brain washed in this fake commoditized world to realize what is wrong with the situation.

Anonymous said...

Who from the government negotiated that deal?!

Anonymous said...

If you’re stupid enough to $1.29 for a bottle of water you deserve to be suckered. You’ll pay $10 a falling for water but cry at the pump when gas goes up to $2.69 a gallon.

Anonymous said...

Bottled water is cancer causing after it is sitting in bottles with chemicals in hot conditions that leaches chemicals from the plastic. So that has been proven scientifically and now the water is just out of the ground (anywhere) water. FOOLS

Anonymous said...

We get 40 bottles at sams for $4.99. About 12 cents a bottle. it's well worth the cost to have a bottle of water with me at all times. Considering I drink about 5 bottles a day when I'm no where near another water source.