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Last February, the Government of Switzerland announced the creation of a Foundation in Geneva, under the name ‘Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator’ (GSDA). The purpose of this new foundation is to regulate new technologies, from drones and automatic cars to genetic engineering, which are examples mentioned by the Swiss Foreign   Read More ...

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New research exposes predatory bottled water marketing tactics — and how the bottled water industry negatively impacts people and the environment. Corporations Like Nestlè Are Wasting Your Money In our latest report on the impacts of the bottled water industry on people and the environment, Take Back the Tap: The   Read More ...

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“The twentieth century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: the growth of democracy; the growth of corporate power and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy”. Alex Carey On Thursday April 6th Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, 72 years old, attended for   Read More ...

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New Delhi, August 18, 2016. Coca-Cola’s second largest bottling plant in India has shut production due to pollution violations, the India Resource Center can confirm after a visit to the plant yesterday. The closure of the Coca-Cola bottling plant located in Dasna in Hapur district in Uttar Pradesh, just 60   Read More ...

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Eric Andreaus, a hydrogeologist and spokesperson for Nestlé Waters North America, stood up during a monthly Eldred Township meeting in Kunkletown, Pennsylvania, on June 8, 2016, and announced that Nestlé was abandoning its plans to extract 73 million gallons of water per year from the local aquifer for its bottled   Read More ...

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In B.C., public and media attention has been focused on water pricing and Nestlé’s water takings. In February, the B.C. government released water rates which ranged from $0.02 to $2.25. The rates, which take effect January 1, 2016 when the new Water Sustainability Act comes into force, are the lowest   Read More ...

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Multinational corporations are increasing their control over valuable fresh water supplies, particularly in Latin America. But the people of El Salvador are fighting back. As we enter a new period of Neoliberalism 3.0, the global economic system has become increasingly characterised as one in which natural resources are appropriated for private   Read More ...

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Not content with bottling water in drought-stricken California, Nestle has added Colorado to its water empire: the world’s largest food and beverage company has been draining millions of gallons of water from the Arkansas River out of a pipeline near Buena Vista. The water is taken from a pipeline and   Read More ...

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