I had the opportunity to sit down the other day for a two hour block of time and I wanted to spend it doing something relatively productive. Too tired to really move I thought, it might be interesting to watch a documentary. This way I could feel as if I hit two birds with one stone. Kind of relaxing, kind of mentally stimulating.
I didn’t know there would be so many I would be interested in. But, I finally chose Tapped. An inside look into the bottle water industry.
Documentaries interest me because I feel they are a fun way to peak your interest with facts about some very real issues of today. It also may prove to prevent “oatmeal brain”. However, this statement has not been evaluated by the FDA.
Before even watching I have to tell you I had my prejudice against the bottle water phenomenon. There is no question in my mind about the environmental hazard it contributes to and the fact that we are destroying a basic necessity of human existence for profit is almost beyond my comprehension.
But here we are.
As usual my time was interrupted but not before catching the legal loopholes the industry is allowed to manipulate by selling us water we would otherwise have for free. Yes, I did say FREE. It’s a very sad story, in my opinion.
But, the name of the game here is Market share.
We seem to have gotten ourselves into a little bit of a pickle with our addiction to stuff. And, water is no exception; especially in the race to remain eternally youthful.
But see here, as pointed out in an article on CNN in 2007:
Right in front of our very own eyes. I couldn’t believe it. I think the movie included Dasani but I double checked online and I am not sure it’s on the label yet.
I really got upset upon learning about this because all I could think about is that my children (and yours) are growing up in a world where water is scarce and we seem to preoccupied by our own creations that we can’t fully comprehend just how much damage we are doing.
If your a mom and you buy bottled water for your family you need to think twice and tell your friends. I too, am victim of convenience and I love nothing more than being able to grab a bottle of water throw it in a lunch bag or my purse…. just in case.
But, at what cost?
Live and Learn. We all do.
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