Mexico: President Criticizes Big Beer over Water Insecurity
The Mexican President has criticized Big Beer company Constellation Brands Inc’s choice of location for a new brewery as it threatens to cause water insecurity.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador criticized Constellation Brands for building a brewery in the northern border city of Mexicali. The region is one of the driest in Mexico and local protest groups have been arguing the brewery will cause water shortages across the region. The investment deal was struck before President Obrador came into power.
The President said that authorities should not be granting permits to create dairy areas and build breweries in the north of Mexico where water is scarce.
President Obrador talked on the subject of the brewery when discussing what his government was doing to protect the environment. In March, he said he would have a study carried out on how the Mexicali plant affected water supplies in the area.