10 Reasons Not To Drink Coca-Cola
1 – Coca Cola is addictive.
That and everyone knows it
2 – Coca Cola is transgenic.
The multinational has been reported for racial discrimination by the irrational use of water and damage to the environment have not wanted to engage with consumers not to use genetically modified raw materials and products.
3 – Coca Cola harms your health and your children.
The World Health Organization is currently working more on the subject of obesity and diabetes. A recent report published by WHO advises restricting the sale and advertising of soft drinks. The authors and authors of the report assume that there is a relationship between the increase in diseases such as obesity and diabetes with the aggressive marketing of soft drinks companies. The Coca-Cola and its components weaken bones and teeth, increased levels of diabetes and obesity, which complicate traffic problems and heart and can cause serious physical problems aside, also psychological problems like depression, eating disorders and low self-esteem . Furthermore, the Coca Cola promotes the development of gastritis.
4 – Coca Cola water sources contaminated with waste in many parts of the world.
In an area of India, Kerala, Coca Cola has been accused of distributing toxic waste to farmers saying they are fertilizers. Greenpeace over a year ago are doing a campaign against the Coca Cola plant in Plachimada, because they pollute the water in the village and affect the population.
The Center for Science and Environment of India noted for the same dates (August 2003) Coca Cola bottling plants extract groundwater contaminated water for their production. The Indian Parliament banned the distribution of 12 types of soft drinks appeared in the study.
In May 2003, the National Environmental Authority of Panama Coca Cola fined for negligence, colored by polluting the Bay of Panama and the ecosystem of the city.
5 – Coca Cola supports U.S. policies that destroy coca farmers with Plan Colombia.
6 – Coca-Cola keeps the water belongs to everyone, and is part of the neoliberal policies of privatization of water and also buy it again in the form of soda.
Mexico is one of the biggest consumers of Coca Cola worldwide and Chiapas is one of the main consumer states of Mexico. In Chiapas, there are terrible clashes between communities over water use and distribution, while in a community are killed by a water well and cut off the service for the debts of 50 pesos, Coca Cola is the company that draws water from the state and also has all the benefits and facilities to do so.
At least five communities in India are facing water shortages by the Coca Cola that have close and take huge amounts of water to produce the drink. Besides this, are affected by water pollution that remains, for the same production of the bottling plants. Thousands of poor rural families are affected.
7 – Coca Cola financed the campaign of George Bush and his military policies against the people.
For many, buying Coca-Cola, for example, has meant and means supporting the war in Iraq and subsequent occupation. In what way? Cola-Cola was one of the companies that financed the Bush campaign $ 610,000.
8 – Coca Cola violates the human rights of workers in its bottling plants by not complying with collective bargaining agreements.
In several countries such as Guatemala, Philippines, Pakistan, India, Israel, Venezuela has denounced the social movement to Coca-Cola to use, directly or through its subsidiaries, violence, breach of employment laws, abuse, financing and their participation in opposition to democratically elected governments to achieve their economic ends.
In 2001 Coca-Cola paid 20.2 million to close a demand for 1,100 workers who claimed that the company cheated them of overtime. In 2002, 9 employees of Coca-Cola reported to the company for defrauding the workers more than $ 200 million in pay over a period of four years. The office enforces the labor laws of the U.S. Department of Labor conducted an audit of the company in 2002, which found that employees were not fairly paid.
Coca Cola also faces problems with workers from other places. For example, in Uruguay: The Federation of Workers Drink (Fetrabe) decided to stop distribution of Coca Cola products in four departments of abuse in employment contracts.
9 – Coca Cola is linked to killings, torture, disappearances, death threats against trade unionists and is connected with armies and paramilitary forces that defend their interests.
On 2 January 1980, the International Union of Food Workers (IUF) announced that Coca-Cola trade unionist, Pedro Quevedo, had been killed. A few months later, in May were killed four members of the union. In many Latin American countries, protesters, outraged, tore down signs stalls and changed the propaganda posters of the company by the phrase: COCA-COLA: THE SPARK OF LIFE! There was also the military occupation of factories and unions by the Guatemalan army and armed forces of the crime. In one, on June 21, de1980, was tortured and killed Rene Aldana Edgar Ruano. In 1989 the first trade unionist assassinated Colombian Coca-Cola Company, Avelino Chicanoy and reactivate the demonstrations and reactions against the company. In 1994, two union leaders were murdered in Colombia. One year after another falls. In 1996, two union leaders and workers of the Coca-Cola killed by paramilitaries in collusion with the company. In 2001 another union worker falls from the Coca-Cola. And in 2002 another. Blood flows and between 2002 and 2003 campaign launches largest ever known against Coca-Cola.
10 – Coca Cola sells soft drinks contaminated
In June 1999 the Benelux countries, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg, withdrew from the market all products of the Coca-Cola, and that were contaminated Cokes. Doctors discovered intoxicated on some of the excessive destruction of red blood cells, which can cause anemia, kidney failure and, in extreme cases, death.
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