|How long till Nestle owns this?|
It kind of made me wonder about the privatization of water. If you're lucky enough to have a well, your water's free, until the aquifer dries up, otherwise you are charged by your water company and the rates keep going up. Local water companies have complete control over what should be a public resource.
You've got to love good old free market capitalism, since water corporations are accountable only to stock holders, not to the public, well, you can imagine what the bottom line is going to be.
"Nestle Waters with its numerous brands, in order to provide commodity for the bottled water industry. This industry, which often bottles common ground water and sells it as spring water, competes with local communities for access to their water supplies, and is accused of reselling the water at drastically higher prices compared to what citizens pay for tap water."*
It looks like Agribusiness is depleting aquifers, is the problem getting worse since farming has been corporatized? I think we all know there's a finite amount of water available. But this problem will have to become a crises before anything is done about it. Then I wonder who it will be available to and how costly will it be? I see people watering their lawns on a rainy day. Water, water everywhere... until there's not a drop to drink.
I doubt seriously any government entities are doing anything to protect our water supply, I'm not sure if the EPA is even protecting the water quality. Looks like Prozac is in our drinking water and it might be linked to autism. Anitbiotics are in our drinking water. Unfortunately for me, not enough anti-anxiety medication is in my drinking water. I guess it's great that the EPA is detecting all this "medicine" water, but then what? Seems like a lot of people are still drinking it in the Kool-Aid.
I don't think it' a matter of if, it's a matter of when all water is privatized. If there's a way corporations can squeeze the citizenry dry to pay for water, it's going to happen.
How about a little Radiohead?