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The raw, the pod, the daring

If you’ve ever been on a canoe trip, a rafting trip or a whitewater adventure, you know the outfitters will never let you drink untreated river water. They’re not doing that because river water tastes bad; they’re doing it because they know that rivers are nature’s toilet.

So you can imagine my surprise to read that some wealthy Silicon Valley types are happily paying $60 for 2 1/2 gallons of “raw water” -- that is, untreated water straight from ... somewhere. It hasn’t been fluoridated, it hasn’t been filtered, it hasn’t been treated with ...

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