There is a legitimate debate as to whether governments have the legal basis to add chemicals, such as fluoride, to drinking water that do not improve its safety. It is available in 330 ml, 500 ml, 700 ml, 1 litre 0. What They Found Is Shocking. The following is the latest in a new series of articles on AlterNet called that launched this March. Its environmental credentials are key to its appeal.
But the expensive water the beverage industry sells is no better — and possibly worse — than the water you get from your tap and often, the water they sell is tap water. The Surprising Discovery Of What Is Really Inside A Fiji Bottle Of Water Studies show that drinking water is not only healthy for us, but also makes us look younger; but is that bottle of Fiji water in your hand the water you should be drinking? The firm plan was to plant four square miles of trees in Fiji by 2010 which would fulfil its claims for three years. This is what contributes to the clean taste of Fiji water. The water finds its way to a natural artesian aquifer so far below the surface of the earth it is sealed off from external elements by many layers of rock. Artesian water refers to water that is sourced from an aquifer, an underground chamber that was formed naturally by layers of volcanic rock. Archived from on December 2, 2010. Here's a little something about Fiji Water, it does come from Fiji.
The Resnicks' holding company also owns , and Suterra. A study which followed subjects for 15 years found that higher levels of silica in water appeared to decrease the risk of dementia. The Natural Waters of Viti Ltd purchased a 99 year lease of the land where the aquifer is located. However, the Fiji government threatened to lease the aquifer to another company. In 2006, Fiji Water had some controversy. There are even some questions about the industrial chemicals the bottles are made out of mixing with the water contained inside.
The study found that with an increase of 10 milligram-per-day of the intake of silica in drinking water, the risk of dementia dropped by 11%. The water from a public utility is constantly monitored under Environmental Protection Agency standards, but bottled water does not have to meet those standards. Even worse, whole sports stadiums, where beverage companies heavily market their products, are being built in order to force thirsty fans to buy bottled water and other beverages at inflated prices. These water bottles are available in 330 ml, 500 ml, 1 liter and 1. Much of the bottled water Americans drink, including top brands like Aquafina and Dasani, is pretty much the same stuff you get from your own faucet, perhaps run through an additional filter by the bottler.
The main difference between category 'A' and category 'B' is the harmful qualities typically present in 'B' items. This lack of transparency helps Big Bev in its mission to convince the consumer that its product is superior, and that tap water is dirty and contaminated. The Fiji Water company considered moving to a new water source in New Zealand but the Fiji government threatened to lease the well to a competing company. Fluoridated water, in particular, is widely believed to be proof of some government malevolence. With some 92% of tap water meeting state and federal standards, the U. Upworthy Elephant Journal Water Benefits Health Disclaimer: All content on this website is for informational purposes only and should not be considered to be a specific diagnosis or treatment plan for any individual situation. The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water.
It is likely the healthiest bottle of water you can consume. But Cleveland only tested a few samples of bottled water. This is not the first time that Fiji Water has been criticised. Such omissions help the beverage industry create a perceived need for bottled water. In our health-conscious society, we are afraid that public fountains, and our tap water in general, are sources of contamination and contagion. These multinationals have spent millions on marketing to convince consumers that tap water tastes bad, contains high levels of contaminants and poses a danger to human health.
The government receives taxes per liter of its exported water. In 2007-2008, disputes with the Fiji government over export duties led to legal cases, impounded shipments and a self-imposed industry-wide shutdown of Fijian water bottlers. This was a result of the increased interest especially due to marketing exposure. Specifically, an artesian aquifer beneath the island of Viti Levu. I find this quote offensive. This has led to mistrust of the utilities and even conspiracy theories about public water.
Fiji Water is headquartered in , California. In 2007—2008, disputes with the Fiji government over export duties led to legal cases, impounded shipments and a self-imposed industry-wide shutdown of Fijian water bottlers. Tap water has a bad reputation, which is not well deserved, making it an easy target for the beverage industry. According to the Fiji water website, the water is bottled right there at the source and never touched by humans. Now that it's got people genuinely afraid of tap water, Big Bev is trying to take public water sources away from the public. The irony today is that public water is no longer viewed as a safe option, yet poorly regulated bottled water is.
For this reason, the Fiji water decided to move to New Zealand to a new water source. Fiji water is advertised as artesian water. Tap water needs to undergo regular testing for bacteria and microbes such as E. An island that boasts about its remote location, is only making it painfully evident how important the islands aquifer is, as a priceless life source of healthy water for the Fijians. Archived from on April 27, 2010. You may have a new relationship with your tap after reading what researchers found when they took a closer look at bottled water.