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Farmers use Coke, Pepsi as Pesticides

Farmers use Coca Cola and Pepsi Cola as fertilizers in India

Farmers in India use Coca Cola, Pepsi Cola as pesticides. In India Fertilizers seems is very expensive, and since some of the poor Farmers cannot afford it, they are using Coke and Pepsi to fertilize their farm.
The regular fertilizers cost $20 to $30 to spray the field, where Coca Cola or Pepsi cost $6 to $8 to spray the same field. One Indian Farmer said, before they used to spray expensive pesticides and some one told them that Coca Cola or Pepsi contained pesticides, so they started using and found the plants grow real well with them. Coca Cola and Pepsi were in a recent controversy that their Colas contained pesticide, which was found in the water they were using it from.
A study done by Science and Environment Research Center tested the Colas samples to find the Pesticide content and found it contained 11.85 Parts per billion of Pesticide, 24 times higher than previously agreed with the Government. This is the second time in 3 years both Pepsi and Coca Cola have violated with high Pesticide content in their drinks.
The news reporter says in the the farmer may be either protesting or it may be true.
Hopefully they will find out more, we don't want fruits and vegetables spiked by cola drinks. Hope the India Government intervenes and finds the bottom of this and help the farmers.

11 comments

#1
Samantha A. Torrence   Apr 9, 2007
uuuugh, I knew I had to give up the pop addiction. Just one more strike against me...
#2
Chris V. Thangham   Apr 9, 2007
@Samantha A. Torrence:
uuuugh, I knew I had to give up the pop addiction. Just one more strike against me...
Amaranth, the coke and pepsi are addictive, even if you drink water regularly it helps a lot. It is better to drink Fruit drinks than Coke or Pepsi. Water helps to keep our weight in balance, helps digestion, doesn't let eat more than necessary, reduces stress. Water is a better alternative than Coke or Pepsi.
#3
Bob Ewing   Apr 9, 2007
Is there an acceptable level of pesticide in pop?
#4
Chris V. Thangham   Apr 9, 2007
@Bob Ewing:
Is there an acceptable level of pesticide in pop?
Even a little amount is absurd, it is just that they use water from local sources and not treat them properly before making the Cola. The Indian researchers compared Coke made in US and made in India, they found a vast difference.
#5
Laura Trowbridge   Apr 9, 2007
I'm glad I am a water drinker! I don't buy soda pop - haven't in many, many years. Horrible to know Pepsi & Coke have pesticide poisons in them! No wonder cancer is such a huge problem!
#6
Chris V. Thangham   Apr 9, 2007
@Laura Trowbridge:
I'm glad I am a water drinker! I don't buy soda pop - haven't in many, many years. Horrible to know Pepsi & Coke have pesticide poisons in them! No wonder cancer is such a huge problem!
I heard Coca Cola is harvesting some special ore from a deep mine, they don't tell others what it is, that is the secret ingredient in there. It is advisable either not to drink or just a little of Cola.
#7
Bob Ewing   Apr 9, 2007
@Chris V. Thangham:
Even a little amount is absurd, it is just that they use water from local sources and not treat them properly before making the Cola. The Indian researchers compared Coke made in US and made in India, they found a vast difference.
OK, thanks.
#8
Chris V. Thangham   Apr 9, 2007
There are no more ethics from big companies, they will certainly won't drink this but want others to drink it.
#9
patxxoo   Apr 10, 2007
That is really scary, I'm now off colas. And I plan to become a nuisance to my family members that drink it. I'll stick to my sweet tea and water. I'll find something else for variety. I knew it was hard to quit drinking soda, but I didn't realise their were poisons in it.
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Chris V. Thangham   Apr 10, 2007
@patxxoo:
That is really scary, I'm now off colas. And I plan to become a nuisance to my family members that drink it. I'll stick to my sweet tea and water. I'll find something else for variety. I knew it was hard to quit drinking soda, but I didn't realise their were poisons in it.
In the US they follow some health standards, but in general it is better to drink fruit drinks or water.
#11
patxxoo   Apr 10, 2007
Well just call me fruit then, thanks cgull.