Outrage: Nestlé Buys Drought-Stricken Town’s Water Supply

Openhearted Rebel

By Julie Fidler, Natural Society

Calls have come from all over the world to boycott Nestlé after the company bought a drought-stricken Canadian community’s water supply, and more than 150,000 Facebook users have taken to the social media site to voice their outrage. [1]

Authorities in Centre Wellington, a community in Ontario, scrambled over the summer to find a competing bid when it learned that Nestlé had put in a bid of its own on a spring water well in the region. The town’s leaders wanted to safeguard a water supply for the township’s fast-growing population of 30,000, which Kelly Linton, the mayor, says is expected to grow to 50,000 by 2041. [2]

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