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Article

19 Jan 2012

Author:
Romeo Regenass, Tages-Anzeiger/Worldcrunch

Poisoning The Well? Nestlé Accused Of Exploiting Water Supplies For Bottled Brands

In the small Pakistani community of Bhati Dilwan, a former village councilor says children are being sickened by filthy water. Who's to blame? He says it's bottled water-maker Nestlé…The testimony is a key moment in the new documentary film “Bottled Life”…Maude Barlow, a former UN chief advisor for water issues, states: “When a company like Nestlé comes along and says, Pure Life is the answer, we’re selling you your own ground water while nothing comes out of your faucets anymore or if it does it’s undrinkable – that’s more than irresponsible, that’s practically a criminal act.”