This time I do not see what you worry about. Some companies sell
electricity, some sell water. Nothing new here. If Monsanto wants to sell
water like many other private companies already do, so what?
Hayo van der Werf
A 10:11 21/10/99 -0700, vous avez écrit :
>Someone recently queried the group about Monsanto's interest in
>privatizing water. I just received the following; according to the
>story, the corporation has abandoned plans on this project.
>I'm scouting around for someone who has access to the "confidential
>company documents." I'd like to know what they are, etc.
>Regardless of what Monsanto ultimately chooses to do, if one
>corporation is thinking this, others are too. We're just not hearing
>about it. This goes back to the observation about the word "monster"
>deriving from the Latin term for "portent" or "warning." Monsanto is
>a good litmus, IMV, for corporate thinking at this time in history. I
>personally don't see them having the muscle to bring something like
>this off...but some other UberMultiMegaConglom well could. Monsanto
>didn't even have sense enough not to tinker with this culture's most
>sacred food (milk).
>Note the focus on doing environmental good in order to polish one's
>image. And the notion that corporations can "fix the world" for
>profit. I'll say something about that in another note.
Hayo M.G. van der Werf
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