Monday, March 22, 2010

The Story of Bottled Water: Fear, Manufactured Demand and a $10,000 Sandwich

Here's a simple video about a not-so-simple product: bottled water. After watching this, maybe you'll be more inclined to head to the tap the next time you're thirsty.

From: The Huffington Post

Imagine I was trying to sell you a sandwich. It's shrink wrapped in plastic that may leach toxic chemicals, but don't worry about that. Mine's still healthier than a sandwich you could make at home, what with all those impurities in your fridge. Now, I've got no proof of that, and actually, some people have tested my sandwiches and found that sometimes they have more bad stuff in them than the ones from your own kitchen. But never mind that. Mine's more convenient. Tastes better too. I swear.

So here you go: one plastic-wrapped, waste-producing sandwich that isn't any healthier and doesn't taste any better than the one from your own kitchen. That'll be $10,000, please.

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