Bottled Water, the Reality

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As the bottled water becomes more popular, people prefer to drink bottle water over tap water. According to them, it has a better quality and taste. Unfortunately, people are being fooled by the water industries. The “purified” water, as its label, comes from municipal reserves. This research will discuss:

1. Fiji’s Company and its Effects

2. The Truth Behind Dasani

3. Nestle and its Lies

4. How are Bottles Manufactured?

5. Bottled Water Marketing

This would show how bottled water is being falsely advertised and is actually harmful for the body since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) “doesn’t keep track of companies that produce bottled water and doesn’t require [them] to report positive tests for contaminants” (Zhang, 2009, para. 1). The FDA, which is the only organization that regulates the bottle water should put in effect stronger regulations in order to have more control over the water that is being sold to people.

Fiji’s Company its Effects

Fiji Company is one of the top bottle water brands in the United States. Fiji was “founded in 1996 out of the desire to share the earth’s finest water with the world” (Fiji, n.d). Its water is being exported from the Fiji islands around the world across fifty countries and the United States. According to the company’s website, their water is “slowly filtered by volcanic rock [where] it gathers minerals and electrolytes that create Fiji’s soft, smooth taste.” Although they say their water comes from this exclusive source, “the manufacturing process is energy-intensive and produces toxic byproducts. The plant that makes the bottles is one part of Fiji you’ll never see pictured on a Fiji Water bottle” (Niman, 2007, para. 7). Of course the company will always show th...

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