Be praised, My Lord, through Sister Water;
she is very useful, and humble,
and precious, and pure.
(From Canticle of the Sun by Saint Francis of Assisi)
Sister Water or Blue Gold?
At the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Ricardo Petrella, a professor, author, and water activist from Italy, reported that Nestlé and Coca Cola are buying up large tracts of land in Brazil that contain permanent water springs. Those multinationals are investing vast sums of money in Europe in the bottled water market. Their aim in South America is the same. Continue reading Sister Water or Blue Gold?