Nestlé Plans Dramatic Expansion of Water Privatization in Michigan, Just 120 Miles From Flint
The first 2017 Globby Award nomination goes to Nestle, the biggest FoodCorp in the world for gaming the system to profit from a clean natural resource while people 120 miles away enjoy the privilege of using a poisoned water supply in the city of Flint. For the princely sum of $200 in permit fees, Nestle will be able to extract three times its current production of ground water so it can profit by selling you privatized bottled water just in case your public drinking source has been polluted.
“What’s more, Nestlé, the biggest food company in the world, gets to pump that water at no cost!”
This fantastic display of public-private profit mongering has been brought to you by the same neglectful politicians in the state capital who… guess what?… wanted to privatize Michigan’s drinking supply but were thwarted in their efforts by suspicious citizens. So these dedicated public servants did what any respectable private company would do, they cut costs. Voila! Poisoned water for free. Pure water now on sale.
What’s next? Our air?