“Water water every where nor any drop to drink…”
It is the opinion of Peter Brabeck Letmanthe, CEO of Nestle, NGO’s insistence that water is a human right is extreme. NGO’s “who bang on about declaring water a public right. That means as a human being you should have a right to water. That is an extreme solution.” Mr. PBL’s view from the lofty heights of the Nestle nest at the top of the corporation tree is that, like food, water is a saleable commodity and therefore should be privatised for the benefit of the global market. “..and then one should take specific measures for the part of the population that has no access to water and there are many possibilities there.”
This from the CEO of a company who aggressively marketed powered milk for infants in the third world when the west advised breast feeding as the natural and healthy choice. The result: a rise in infant mortality rates in the target countries due to a lack of a potable public water resource.
The twisted logic that is pervasive from the 5% is evident in Mr. PBL’s pronouncement, “ We’ve never had it so good, we’ve never had so much money, we’ve never been so healthy. We have everything we want” Humanity, empathy and compassion do not feature in the lexicon of Multinationals.
‘At least 80% of humanity lives on less than $10 a day. More than 80 percent of the world’s population lives in countries where income differentials are widening. The poorest 40 percent of the world’s population accounts for 5 percent of global income’. Global Issues.org.
How does that tally with your worldview from Schloss Pete in the Swiss Alps with the Sound of Music playing out of your arse, Mr. PBL? My view and that of the 80%+, though they are too polite to say so, is that you are a dyed-in-the-wool Fuckwit.
Water grab over my dead body!
If I’m found up a dark alley with a Swiss army knife, hand crafted in platinum bearing the monogram PBL, in my back…….
Update: Seems Peter got the boot so now an Ex CEO. Maybe he just got to big for his waterboots resulting in the company’s assets springing a leak.