Nestle CEO Peter Brabeck wants to pump us full of GMO enabled food and then take away our right to water. In case you're unfamiliar with "water," it's the stuff that comes out of the ground and is required to keep us all alive.
Brabeck was caught on video at the start of the month as he waxed quite unphilosophically about organic food, the balance of man and nature, and a person's right to water.
In the video, Brabeck talks about organic food during which he says GMOs are better because they don't make you sick. He notes:
A good example is the organic movement. Organic is now best. but organic is not bestThe Nestle CEO then continues his attack against natural products by claiming that nature is out to get us and will ultimately cause us harm:
After 15 years of eating GM food products in the USA, not one single case of illness from eating them has occurred to date. And in spite of this we're all so uneasy about it in Europe that something might happen to us.
Today people believe that everything that comes from nature is good. that represents a huge change because until recently we always learned that nature could be pitiless. Man is now in the position to provide some balance to nature. But in spite of this we have something approaching a shibboleth that everything that comes from nature is good.The most troubling and absurd statement from Peter Brabeck, however, involves the world water supply. Just as we expect from the CEO of a $65 billion company, Brabeck believes his company and others should be able to take a free-to-obtain commodity and turn it into a mass "produced" product. The Nestle CEO says:
Water is of course the most important raw material we have today in the world. It's a question of whether we should privatize the normal water supply for the population. And there are two different opinions on the matter. 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. And the other view says water is a foodstuff like any other. and like any other foodstuff it should have a market better. Personally I think it's better to give foodstuff a market value...Here's a big surprise: The Nestle CEO says his only responsibility is to create bigger profits. If his profit plans involve taking over our water supplies, he might want to rethink his company's future.
Maybe I paraphrased his comments a little bit in my title, but the sentiment is there and pretty much what we have come to expect from executives at Nestle.