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I have just learned through the BBC news channel, that Nestle is having issues concerning their supply chain of cocoa in west Africa. These issues include child labor, pay, and safety issues concerning the poorest of the poor. Nestle has known about these issues since 2001, and said that they would look into these concerns and correct the problems. According to BBC news, little has been done. Nestle also wants to sell our water to other countries in which I believe eventually will deplete our water supply significantly. This is not a company I support in any way, shape, or form, and I truly believe if Nestle is allowed to build a water plant in the Gorge, it will destroy everything that makes the gorge what it is today and always has been, beautiful, sustainable, and for the most part undisturbed, so that our wildlife still has a place to call home.
Nestlé tried to get some local land here in Virginia several years ago but they decided there would be better chances in Florida after the loud public outcry put forth by our active citizens. Make a fuss and don’t give up! Good luck!
I recently sent an e-mail to the “ODFW” stating the following:
Comment: This comment is concerning the Nestle Corp. Please do not allow this company to build a water plant in the Gorge. Nestle treats their employees horribly. I know this because a member of my family has been working for them for sometime now. He is desperately trying to find another job that won’t run him into the ground, but do to the economy, he hasn’t had much luck. From what I have been told, many who work for this co. are very unhappy and are afraid to bring up their concerns to their superiors for fear of getting fired. With no other recourse they are forced to work under unfair conditions and “VERY LONG HOURS”. Because of what they put in the water, employees are forced to taste test the water to ensure that it doesn’t taste fishy or have some other strange taste. Water should taste like water, period! Also, what long term affects their additives will have on the people who work for them. Because of what they add to the water, I’m afraid of what might end up in the Columbia River and the affects it will have on our wildlife. Nestle also uses child labor in the Ivory Coast to pick the chocolate they use to make their various products. Abuse and low pay, among other violations concerning this co. should be a huge concern for all. If Nestle doesn’t care about using child labor, or how they treat the people that work for them, how can we expect them to care about the people that will eventually (if approved ) be hired here, and our beautiful Columbia River Gorge, or the wildlife in and around the Columbia River? I truly believe all this company cares about is the almighty Dollar. Please, Please I urge you to stop this company from building a water plant in our now beautiful Columbia River Gorge. Thank You for your time and consideration. I hope they take my advice!
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