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April 23rd, 2015

Nestlé: stop taking water from drought-stricken areas.

type:Petition, Protest
by:Deniz Zehra Tavli

California will run out of water very soon. According to NASA's new report, California only has enough water to get it through the next year. People are under strict water-saving measures; farmers are struggling to keep their crops alive.Yet, Nestlé is bottling water from at least ten natural springs throughout California, including from some of the most drought-stricken areas of the state, and selling it for profit. In places like Sacramento, it's paying less than $0.14 per gallon. This is bananas! As California's water supplies dry up, Nestlé continues to make millions selling bottled water.

The biggest victims of this unprecedented drought are California's food crops and the minimum-wage workers who grow them. As crops sit withering on the vine and tens of thousands of farm workers lose their livelihoods, it's a travesty that precious water is being bottled and sold for profit instead of feeding our crops. SumOfUs members have stood up to Nestlé exploiting natural resources for profits, and the company has heard them loud and clear.

Sign the petition to stop Nestlé from taking water from drought-stricken areas!

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