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Toedancer

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Nestles out of our town
« on: September 16, 2009, 12:56:01 PM »
Wow, this is important news, grass roots good news.
McCloud/CA residents prevail over Nestles

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After a six year campaign, our friend and Think Outside the Bottle campaign ally Debra Anderson and her neighbors are celebrating Nestlé’s departure from their historic mill town in the Cascade Mountains of Northern California. The food and beverage giant announced this Thursday that it is abandoning its water bottling designs on McCloud and leaving town for good.    -snip-    This is a watershed moment, so to speak, in the effort to restore local control over water. Earlier this summer two other community groups – the Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation (MCWC) and Protect Our Water and Wildlife Resources (POWWR) in Shapleigh, ME – secured major victories over Nestlé. Michigan Citizen’s court victory against Nestlé came after nine years of legal battles and Nestlé appeals. The settlement requires Nestlé to dramatically reduce pumping during summer months at a critical well site in Northern Michigan, and prohibits the corporation from increasing pumping levels in the future.

 :applause:  This group knows beyond a shadow, the victories are not announced, they must be claimed!
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Re: Nestles out of our town
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2013, 03:32:23 PM »
The joint submissions of the Wellington Water Watchers and the Council of Canadians to the Tribunal, filed yesterday, argue that the settlement is inconsistent with thepublic trust doctrine and must be rejected. The public trust doctrine holds that important common resources – such as water or air - are held by government on behalf of the public, and must be managed for the benefit of current and future generations. Reasonable drought-based restrictions should be required in order to properly protect the aquifer, as well as any streams, rivers, or wetlands normally fed by groundwater from the aquifer.
http://canadians.org/media/water/2013/23-Apr-13.html


Nestlé has won a permit to drain an Ontario aquifer whenever it likes. Meanwhile, the surrounding communities which rely on the aquifer have by-laws to restrict their access to their own water during dry conditions in the summer. This just isn’t right, and Maude Barlow, the Council of Canadians, and Ecojustice are fighting back against Nestlé and the Ontario government office that handed out its permit. It shouldn’t take a legal proceeding to force Nestlé to do the right thing. Let’s tell Nestlé that a community’s access to its own water supply is more important than any company's profits.
]Currently, Nestlé has a permit through 2017 to take about 1.1 million litres of water per day from Hillsburgh, Ontario for its bottling operations in nearby Aberfoyle -- even during drought conditions while there are by-laws on water use for households.....Petition - http://action.sumofus.org/a/nestle-water-ontario/2/2/?sub=fbGawd I despise the Liberals, as far as I'm concerned they have lost the moral authority to govern (eHealth, Ornge, gas plant cancellations, Marineland etc.)  But I haven't heard Horwath say anything about this travesty either.
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Re: Nestles out of our town
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2013, 10:23:39 PM »
By way of reminder: International Nestlé-Free Week: 28 October - 3 November 2013 

 
 
(it's about their baby-formula marketing in third world countries)
 
 

 
 
 
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Re: Nestles out of our town
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2013, 06:26:44 PM »
Not water or baby formula this time, but now chocolate:  :mad2
 
CANADIAN authorities have charged Nestle, Mars and a network of independent wholesale distributors in an alleged criminal conspiracy to fix prices of chocolates.
 
Chocolate price fixing: Nestle, Mars face criminal charges over prices   
 
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OTTAWA — The accused in a chocolate price-fixing case could face a bitter fate if convicted — millions of dollars in fines for the companies and potential jail time for the individuals.
 
Canada’s Competition Bureau said Thursday it is laying criminal charges against Nestle Canada Inc., Mars Canada Inc. and ITWAL Ltd., a network of independent wholesale distributors.
 
Also charged are former Nestle Canada president Robert Leonidas; Sandra Martinez, former president of confectionery for Nestle Canada; and David Glenn Stevens, president and chief executive of ITWAL.
The companies and individuals are accused of conspiracy under the Competition Act.
 
In separate statements, both Nestle and Mars said they intend to “vigorously defend” themselves against the charges. Both said the allegations date back to 2007 and earlier.
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