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StopNestleWaters.org Site Is Dormant, But Will Remain Online A Little Longer

As you can tell, the StopNestleWaters.org site is dormant. I simply don’t have time to keep it running.

This site still ranks quite high in search engine results, so those looking to research Nestle’s operations online will read more than Nestle’s somewhat slanted perspective on their water mining operations — and their willingness to bludgeon small towns in rural areas into submission using legal means.

Nestle is not a good corporation — witness their unconscionable actions in the USA and around the world (the baby formula issue is particularly sickening) — so I’ll leave this site up a little longer as a “gift” to them. Enjoy.

TC

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January 5, 2012   1 Comment

The Nestle Water Talk Digest

  • Concord, MA residents vote to ban sale of plastic H2O bottles – IBWA threatens them with legal action (nice, eh) http://bit.ly/brVTih #

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May 8, 2010   1 Comment

The Nestle Water Talk Digest

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April 24, 2010   3 Comments

The Nestle Water Talk Digest

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April 14, 2010   Comments Off

The Nestle Water Talk Digest

  • Steelhead fly fishing blog heaps more misery on Nestle Waters, this time for Columbia Gorge bottling plant: http://ow.ly/1x5Im #

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April 12, 2010   1 Comment

More Greenwashing From IBWA? This Time It’s “Fake Reporting”

The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) is no stranger to greenwashing (anyone who says bottled water is the most eco-friendly packaged beverage isn’t motivated by the planet’s well-being).

Now – in the face of “The Story of Stuff” viral video maven Annie Leonard turning her attention to bottled water – they’ve been forced to fire up the FUD machine (that’s Fear, Uncertainty & Doubt), in this instance, coloring the debate with what we (and Huffington Post blogger Jason Likins) charitably call “pretend journalism.”

Bottled Water Industry Combats Anti-Green Perceptions With Pretend Journalism (VIDEO)

The bottled water industry, fighting back against accusations that they are a significant contributor to environmental degradation, has released this magical video of glorious greenwashing, redolent of the famous video news releases in which Karen Ryan pretended to a journalist while promoting the Bush White House’s “No Child Left Behind” Act.

The New York Times’s Sindya N. Bhanoo reports that this video, sent out by the International Bottled Water Association, is a direct response to Annie Leonard’s The Story of Bottled Water (which you can read more about here). In the video, the IBWA touts the manufacturers of bottled water as “good stewards of the environment.” It features blissed-out coffeehouse acoustic guitar music, bucolic scenes of nature and a pretend reporter from pretend outfit “BWM Reports” pretending to pose pretend questions in pretend journalistic settings. The unnamed interlocutor serves up softballs, and happily nods along, like the Liz Glover Of Corporate Evil.

Ouch.

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April 11, 2010   Comments Off

Proposed Cascade Locks Water Bottling Plant Drawing Widespread Opposition (Nestle can’t be happy)

The proposed Nestle water bottling plant in Cascade Locks (the Colombia Gorge) is heating up again, and Nestle – perhaps the least-loved water bottling company on the planet – can’t be happy to see this:

The video caption:

On March 29, 2010, a coalition of environmental and social justice organizations, Keep Nestle Out of the Gorge, led by the consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch, (www.fwwatch.org) launched a coordinated campaign to prevent Nestle Waters North America from opening a water bottling facility in Cascade Locks Oregon.

The coalition gathered at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) offices to speak out against the plant, and to then deliver petitions to the ODFW signed by 4,000 Oregonians who oppose the proposed facility. Keep Nestle Out of the Gorge opposes the deal because a bottled water facility would lead to the commodification of Oregons public water resources, and potentially jeopardize local wildlife, especially native salmon and steel head species.

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April 4, 2010   2 Comments

The Nestle Water Talk Digest

  • Food & Water Watch launches petition drive to fight Nestle plant in Cascade Locks (4000+ signatures already) #
  • Will Florida water bottlers *finally* have to pay the state for water they now get for free? #

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March 30, 2010   1 Comment

“The Story of Bottled Water” (From the Same Folks Who Brought You “The Story of Stuff”)

A cute, simple video explaining how the demand for bottled water was created – and why it’s largely illusory.

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March 22, 2010   2 Comments

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  • Blogger in Ethiopia says Nestle's not following the baby formula marketing code – even as it says it does… http://bit.ly/6pFLYS #

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December 9, 2009   Comments Off

The Nestle Water Talk Digest

  • RT @phdinparenting nestle should use social media for APOLOGIES to all of us for siphoning our water and selling it to us wrapped in plastic #

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November 19, 2009   Comments Off

The Nestle Water Talk Digest

  • Satire: NASA discovers water on the moon, wants to extract it with a giant straw, sell it to finance new missions http://tinyurl.com/ygsuljp #

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November 18, 2009   Comments Off