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Holding Corporate Water Accountable

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Holding Corporate Water Accountable


Great to see this happening in America. We need to see more of it in the coming year to hold corporations like Coca Cola, Nestle Water, Pepsico, and other corporate water companies accountable for their contribution to water waste, climate change, pollution, water scarcity, and poverty in this world along with their attempts to commoditize a human right. And imagine, Coca Cola comes up with the PR term "water neutral" to try to repair their image. What is it with these companies? Clean coal, water neutral, light cigarettes. Do they really think we are all that naive?



Coca Cola In India. Nothing less than criminal.

African ministers say share water to combat hunger

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African ministers say share water to combat hunger

'African states lack the resources to deal alone with climate change and must share water better to feed growing populations, government ministers said at a water conference in Libya on Wednesday.

The world's poorest continent has failed to feed a fast-growing population due to under-investment, bad farm management and more frequent droughts and floods, leaving it hooked on food imports.

The cost of those imports soared to $49.4 billion in 2008 from $10.5 billion in 2005 as world prices jumped, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

That has put a massive strain on state budgets in countries that subsidize imports to make them more affordable.

Of 36 countries grappling with food crises, 21 are in Africa and the World Food Program estimates that nearly a sixth of the world's population -- almost 1 billion people -- are hungry.

African officials meeting over three days in the Libyan city of Sirte…