Stop Nestle patenting fennel flower properties, Peter Brabeck says water is not a public right

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Nestle and a host of other corporations swoop into Mexico (which UNESCO has declared as having an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, with one of the richest varieties of traditional foods and cultures)  we hear that Nestle has made an application to patent a method of extracting curative properties of the Fennel Flower. 


According to Valerie McClain there are at least 61 patent applications by Nestle's research centre Nestec regarding human milk components. Other companies do the same.  The last patent application is entitled, "Infant formula with probiotics and milk fat globule membrane components, " application # 20120321600.

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According to Sum of + us:   Nigella sativa -- more commonly known as fennel flower -- has been used as a cure-all remedy for over a thousand years. It treats everything from vomiting to fevers to skin diseases, and has been widely available in impoverished communities across the Middle East and Asia.


You can see Nestlé's Chair Peter Brabeck  in this video  (an excerpt from We Feed the World 2008) explaining his theories that water is not a human right and his responsibilities as the leader of the world's largest food corproation. 

Nestlé sponsored the London Marathon on Sunday with its Pure Life brand.  See our analyses of Nestlé's Creating Shared Value reports  including its claims on water.

Water is included in more detail in the 2009 version at: