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Bottled Water Big for Multinationals on Yahoo News

Postby MissLT » Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:42 pm

Bottled Water Big for Multinationals

-So the world's poor buy bottled water from Coke, Pepsi and other multinational companies.

-private companies make much more money selling bottled water than they ever did developing public water systems. Companies also stand to benefit from a renewed push for big dams in the Third World.

-Multinationals — Pepsi, Cadbury, Nestle, Danone and Coca-Cola — supply most of the bottled water in Mexico, now the world's second-largest consumer.

-Sales of bottled water in China jumped by more than 250 percent between 1999 and 2004. They tripled in India and almost doubled in Indonesia, according to a study released by the Earth Policy Institute, a Washington-based environmental group.

-Worldwide, the industry is now worth about $100 billion per year.

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Postby shokin » Wed Mar 22, 2006 11:43 am

But bottled water is less ecological than home water.

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Postby FIVER » Wed Mar 22, 2006 12:00 pm

Truthfully I never knew bottled water was such a big enterprise. ....and I didn't even know soda companies handled water drinks. :oops:

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Postby MissLT » Wed Mar 22, 2006 8:04 pm

shokin wrote:But bottled water is less ecological than home water.

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Not from where you live. Third World countries, on the other hand, have their water all contaminated. That's why bottled water is a must for them. And this is why corporations have done such good business with those countries.

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Postby MissLT » Wed Mar 22, 2006 8:07 pm

FIVER wrote:Truthfully I never knew bottled water was such a big enterprise. ....and I didn't even know soda companies handled water drinks. :oops:

Neither did I. I was shocked to know it. I thought they only harm our lives with diabetes.

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Postby Cucumber » Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:02 pm

LennyeTran wrote:
FIVER wrote:Truthfully I never knew bottled water was such a big enterprise. ....and I didn't even know soda companies handled water drinks. :oops:

Neither did I. I was shocked to know it. I thought they only harm our lives with diabetes.

I'm working in food industry and I know how many substitutes is used in the food and drink production. It's really dangerously! Never visit M'c Donald rest. if you wish to live long! Even if you wish live short but jolly. :D :shock:

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Postby MissLT » Thu Mar 23, 2006 5:38 am

Cucumber wrote:I'm working in food industry and I know how many substitutes is used in the food and drink production. It's really dangerously! Never visit M'c Donald rest. if you wish to live long! Even if you wish live short but jolly. :D :shock:

I don't know much about drink area and how they do their processes, but food area is really bad, especially fast food.


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