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Coke & Pepsi join hands!

Can you believe these two hard-core competitors will join forces on anything? Apparently they can.

If it is their very existence at stake, they are all friends. A study conducted by Centre for Science and Environment, a non-governmental agency in India concluded that “12 major cold drink brands sold in Delhi and around contain a deadly cocktail of pesticide residues

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To counter the claims, Pepsi and Coke conducted a joint press conference.

There is already a dispute going on in my home town of Palakkad. Marxists claim that a Pepsi plant and a Coke plant in nearby villages are depleting ground water resources. Marxists are not very credible when they say they've best interests of people in mind.

A Coke plant freely distribute industrial waste what they claim is a fertilizer to the local farmers. A BBC Study concluded that this is in fact toxic chemicals that pollute land and water. I'm inclined to believe this; because it is from BBC and since I find it hard to believe that industrial waste is a useful fertilizer. The figures.

The funniest thing about all this is that few people in Palakkad drink either of these. College and school students think it is “cool” to drink Pepsi. But, most people when they are thirsty, still opt for old-fashined soda, lemonade, buttermilk, water melon or sarbath (my personal favourite, made from a root).

  1. This whole incident was triggered by the war on Iraq. At that time the fav hobby of communists was to trash shops selling Coke and Pepsi.

    Posted by: JK on August 5, 2003 07:33 PM
  2. Another instance of foes joining together was seen last month when I was in Kerala. The High Court issued an order saying that Campus Politics can be banned. The next day, SFI, KSU and ABVP leaders held a joint press conference saying that it is a violation of their rights (to destroy lives and public property)

    Posted by: JK on August 5, 2003 10:10 PM
  3. I beleive this.

    Posted by: Balakumar on August 29, 2003 01:11 AM
  4. I highly highly recommend you (ie. anyone in India) read the book "Fastfood Nation." It is basically a research study of how companies like Coke/Pepsi/McDonalds/etc. have destroyed the fabric of American society. It is scary, but it is true. I am an American; trust me I know.

    Posted by: Mike on February 4, 2004 01:20 PM