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January 8, 2002 | TAGS:

I have gotten tired of constantly spending money at the soda machine for iced tea. Furthermore, making iced tea is time consuming and the tea doesn’t last very long. The part I dislike the most is the quantity of trips I must make for beverages. My solution is to purchase a gallon of bottled water from the local grocery outlet. Since my intent is to drink from this bottle, I need something slightly unlike the traditional gallon jug. I settled upon a wonderfully designed jug of Deer Park Spring Water. It has a plastic handle on top and a wide mouth, allowing me to hold it near the mouth and drink greedily. Deer Park does not have a web site that I can find. The company that produces it is based out of Maryland. Their primary source is from Deer Park springs (what a coincidence, what with the name being Deer Park Spring Water). Interestingly enough, the town of Deer Park, MD is undergoing a water shortage. I was able to find out some good details about my water. For instance, Deer Park Spring Water is part of the Perrier Group which is owned by Nestle, SA the Swedish chocalate manufacturer.

Nestle has found a way to appear to be improving living conditions in under-developed nations while forming a small monopoly in the same. This has attracted little attention because most people are too busy boycotting Nestle for their Baby Food. Don’t believe what you here, they are not working with IBFAN Africa. Apparently this boycott is quite big.