Soft drinks are far from healthy, but the real reason to boycott
Coca-Cola has to do with their crimes against humanity. Evidence
uncovered by investigative journalist and author Michael Blanding has
shown Coca-Cola may have been complicit with paramilitary murders of
union members in South America, while draining and polluting local water
sources in India and Mexico.[iv]
Why haven’t you heard about this before? Coca-Cola spends nearly $3 billion a year on advertising to keep its iconic image[v] … ‘nuff said.
Of the 200 countries where Coca-Cola is sold, India has the
fastest-growing market, but the adverse environmental impacts of its
operations there have subjected the parent company and its local
bottlers to a fire storm of criticism and protest. There has been a
growing outcry against Coca-Cola's production practices in India, which
are draining out vast amounts of public groundwater and turning farming
communities into virtual deserts. Suicide rates among Indian farmers
whose livelihoods are being destroyed are growing at an alarming rate.
Every day for years there has been some form of protest, from large
demonstrations to small vigils, against Coca-Cola's abuses in India.
We ask Coca Cola to cease any activity that is destroying ground water sources in India.
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