Nestle CEO makes shocking claim about our human right to water.
Nestle are not known for their human rights ethics, they are infamous for their dealings with palm oil and deforestation and they have been caught out in chocking acts of greed over natural water supplies.
They have been criticized for drying out natural water sources to bottle and sell for profit, while the natural landscape is left to wither and dry up.
Footage has been unearthed of former Nestle CEO Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, who makes the disgusting claim that water is ‘not a human right’, in a display which just about sums up the ethos of the company.
Judging by previous scandals, Nestle think that even if you live right next to a natural water source, you should be made to pay for bottle water for the very same source, just because they laid a claim on it.
In the video he says:
“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,”
Nestle did argue that Brabeck-Letmathe meant that he did not agree with people who abuse the natural water supplies and use more than they deserve.
He said to the Guardian:
“This human right is the five litres of water we need for our daily hydration and the 25 litres we need for minimum hygiene.
This amount of water is the primary responsibility of every government to make available to every citizen of this world, but this amount of water accounts for 1.5% of the total water which is for all human usage.”
So he thinks that everyone should have right to water unless they abuse it, the words pot and kettle spring to mind.