It’s so common place that it goes unmentioned, and unchallenged. Its logo is in every shop and street, it sponsors TV programs, appears almost everywhere, and is readily valued and accepted by the unthinking masses. It’s “down with kids” who drink truckloads of the stuff and have it for breakfast. It even has thousands of devoted fans, and millions of addicted consumers.
The reason I’m singling it out for attention is that it deserves some. There has been surprisingly little negative reaction to a company that is systematically poisoning huge numbers of people globally. Coca-Cola drinking causes health problems on a scale similar to cigarette smoking, but is perceived as a harmless drink suitable for children.
Take out the water, and all it’s remaining ingredients are known toxins, but then even the tap water they use is toxic…. The two most dangerous toxins are sugar (implicated in almost all modern disease), and aspartame (a Monsanto manufactured carcinogenic toxin), and there’s plenty more dodgy stuff in every can.
Imagine inventing a drug that was dirt cheap to make, highly addictive, totally legal, and could be sold readily to children who become hooked for life. Like cigarettes but without the bad press. Imagine pushing it for over a century and getting away with it…
Sure, later on a high proportion of the consumers will become fat or unhealthy, diabetics or cancer victims. But there’s plenty more where they came from, and plenty more in new markets like China and South America.
Oh yes, and by the way, don’t go thinking that the other soft drinks are any better, Red Bull, “V”, Pepsi, and the rest are all toxic too. All the stuff they put in soft drinks is bad. Very bad… In New Zealand there is one soft drink manufacturer that isn’t trying to poison it’s customers – Phoenix Natural Foods. This is an ethical company who make real drinks including a cola that tastes so much better than the crud sold by Coca-Cola that you will never go back.
Enjoy Coca-Cola. Not.
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Reasons To Boycott Coca-Cola
Coca-Cola in the third world:Coca-Cola has been strongly criticized for their ruthless campaigns in the third world. In these countries, the company sets the price of their products just within reach of the poorest, and their products represent, through the huge commercial campaigns, symbols of a western lifestyle.
Cary Fowler, economist at the UN commission for checking transnational companies, has said: “Poor people in the third world can in the company’s advertisements see how Coca-Cola and Fanta is equalled to happy, well-off, often white middle-class families. The poor that want the best for their children consequently buy Coke or Fanta for their children, or even worse, they start buying it for their infants. Instead of breast milk, the children get Coca-Cola!”
In a hospital in Zambia, half of the patients in the child clinic received the diagnosis “Fanta baby” in the journals. The disease is caused by malnutrition, since the children were raised on Fanta. As a consequence, the Zambian government banned Coca-Cola from continuing their campaign, since they had a bad influence on the people. Another example of malnutrition because of Coca-Colas spendy campaigns can be seen in a study that the Food Department in Rio de Janeiro conducted in 1991. They then found that children between 6 and 14 years consumed very large quantities of Coke. These children showed all the signs of malnutrition in the shape of vitamin deficiency, and the children from the poorest families also suffered protein deficiency.
A Mexican priest wrote in 1974 that Mexican villagers were convinced that you’re supposed to drink carbonated drinks at least once a day, and this lead to the villagers consuming smaller amounts of fruits and vegetables, to drink more fizzy drinks. Some families even sold their crops to be able to afford Coca-Cola products.
Unhealthy: The Cola drinks are downright harmful to your health. A can of Coke contains up to 10% sugar, i.e. not quite 13 sugarcubes. This amount is about the same in all drinks from the Coca-Cola Company, with the exception of the “diet” drinks, of course. Since the sugar in the diet drinks are substituted with saccharine, they must in the US carry a health warning, since saccharine may cause cancer of the bladder. In a study of carbonated drinks conducted in 1991, however, it was discovered that many of the drinks that are not classified as diet products contain both saccharine and ordinary sugar.
Note that this article is not even mentioning the much bigger dangers of Aspartame – read the info on this link !!! – Aspartame
Multinational Coca-Cola: Coca-Cola is definitely world-wide. Their products are sold in more than 155 countries. In Brazil, for example, the company has control of no less than 55% of the soda market. Smaller companies can’t compete with companies of Coca-Cola’s size, since they don’t have a chance to put together campaigns and reach out to the consumers. Companies like Coca-Cola have in this manner, in many places, gained a total monopoly on the market and can put their prices just where they want. Additionally, we, as consumers, get less of a choice.
Oppression of workers: Coca-Cola are (in)famous for brutally and actively fighting unions on their factories, and in the countries in which they’re established. In Guatemala, the company leaders and the death squads in the country co-operated (can be read in a US union newspaper in 1980). The whole union leadership on the factory was on the death list, and in 1980 two were murdered. This lead to a world-wide boycott of Coca-Cola.
In America, Coca-Cola has also been accused of racial bias. In 1999, eight black former employees sued the company, accusing it of denying fair pay, promotion, raises and performance reviews to blacks. This lead to a “bus trip for justice”, between Atlanta, GA, and Wilmington, Del., in April 2000. On November 16,2000, Coca-Cola was sentenced to pay about $190.000.000 to about 2000 black workers.
Companies under Coca-Cola: Of course Coca-Cola has bought other large companies to increase their profit. And it’s not always easy to completely boycott them if you don’t know which their daughter companies are. These are at least some of them, always check on the bottle. – Fanta – Sprite – Fruitopia – MER – Sun Maid – Schweppes (in some countries).
Coca-Cola – some interesting facts:
A class-action suit involving 2,000 current and former employees alleges that black employees at Coca-Cola were paid on average $27,000** a year less than white employees.
The average 12 ounce cola drink contains 9 teaspoons of sugar.
Coke’s board of directors has no Hispanic members, and only one black in 20 years, although Coke operates in 200 nations and is the largest employer in Africa.
The CEO paid himself 53 times the average worker, 1317 times the average worker with total stock compensation. ($1,354,167 and $33,593,552, respectively, the avg. American worker earned $25,501)
Recent restructuring resulted in 5,200 job cuts (18 per cent of the workforce), the largest in Coke’s history, and will cost Coke about $725,000,000 this year.
The layoff depressed Coke share prices while the company was still struggling to restore sales and image after a European contamination scare last summer.
A Survey of over 6000 Asians revealed that Coca-Cola is more than three times more recognizable than its nearest competitor.
In Nigeria, Coca-Cola co-sponsors events organized by the brutal General Abacha led military dictatorship which are used as a propaganda tool to endorse military rule.
Nigeria has been and is Coca-Cola’s largest market in Africa. Coca-Cola’s market share in Nigeria has risen from 11% in 1993, when the General Abacha led Nigerian military usurped power, to over 20% today. It is therefore easy to see that Coca-Cola has benefited immensely, and is still benefiting immensely from a regime that denies the majority of its own people freedom.
In 1990, Coca-Cola promised to make plastic soft drink bottles with 25% recycled plastic. Today, the company sells over 25 million plastic soda bottles in the U.S. every day — and Coke uses almost no recycled plastic.
If Coca-Cola were to buy 25 percent recycled content plastic bottles it would only cost about one-tenth of one cent per 20 ounce bottle (which costs Coke over 6 cents each).
The shift to virgin plastic packaging, and away from glass and aluminum, has resulted in a windfall profit of more than $150 million.
Meanwhile, the drop in virgin PET prices caused a drop in prices for reclaimed PET from 20 to only 4 cents per pound. So, while Coke reaped tens of millions, many plastic recyclers were driven out of business and community recycling programs suffered.
University of Georgia students protested the acceptance of a $1.5 million gift from Coca-Cola.
Students at New Delhi University in India protest both Coca-cola and Pepsi as symbols of America’s interests in India as just a market, and not as a sovereign nation being sanctioned for nuclear weapons tests.
Coca-cola uses aspartame (Nutrasweet, et al), a toxic substance which causes not only individual symptoms, but can mimic entire syndromes, such as CFIDS (chronic fatigue and immune deficiency syndrome). It can also cause grand mal seizures, decreased vision, pain in the eyes, decreased tears, ringing in the ears, hearing impairment, headache, dizziness and unsteadiness, confusion, memory loss, drowsiness, sleepiness, slurring of speech, numbness and tingling, tremors, depression, irritability, aggression, anxiety, insomnia, phobias, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, high blood pressure, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, itching, hives, menstrual changes, weight gain, hair thinning and hair loss, urinary burning and frequency, excessive thirst, fluid retention, bloating, increased infection, and even death.
About 78% of all complaints to the Food and Drug Administration are about adverse reactions to aspartame (also called NutraSweet, Equal, Nutrisweet, etc.).
Coca-cola removed all ostensible Nutrasweet and Equal labels from their diet products’ cans, but are forced to include aspartame in the ingredients list.
The aspartame in Diet Coke can block the brain’s ability to determine a satisfied appetite; a Diet drink causes weight gain.
There is a sordid and unquestionably unethical history concerning the FDA acceptance of aspartame,
I’m fairly sure the average New Zealander doesn’t drink as much as 56 US gallons (212 Litres) of soft drinks a year yet (must check on that…) – it’s an obscene amount, but the Coca Cola company is doing everything in their power to get the shit moving globally, and bring everyone else’s health standards down to that of Americans. Make sure that some other loser is drinking your share!
The Dangers of Soda Drinks
How many sodas have you had today? How about your kids? The average American drinks an estimated 56 gallons of soft drinks each year, but before you grab that next can of soda, consider this: one can of soda has about 10 teaspoons of sugar, 150 calories, 30 to 55 mg of caffeine, and is loaded with artificial food colors and sulphites.
This is an alarming amount of sugar, calories and harmful additives in a product that has absolutely no nutritional value. Plus, studies have linked soda to osteoporosis, obesity, tooth decay and heart disease. Despite this, soda accounts for more than one-quarter of all drinks consumed in the United States. Teenagers and children, who many soft drinks are marketed toward, are among the largest consumers.
In the past 10 years, soft drink consumption among children has almost doubled in the United States. Teenage boys now drink, on average, three or more cans of soda per day, and 10 percent drink seven or more cans a day. The average for teenage girls is more than two cans a day, and 10 percent drink more than five cans a day. While these numbers may sound high, they’re not surprising considering that most school hallways are lined with vending machines that sell, of course, soft drinks.
It’s not uncommon for schools to make marketing deals with leading soft drink companies such as Coca-Cola from which they receive commissions–based on a percentage of sales at each school–and sometimes a lump-sum payment. The revenues are used for various academic and after-school activities, but what activity could be worth devastating the students’ health, which is exactly what consuming all that soda is doing? Getting rid of vending machines in schools–or replacing their contents with pure water and healthy snacks–could make a big difference, as vending machines can increase the consumption of sweetened beverages by up to 50 or more cans of soda per student per year.
Let’s take a look at some of the major components of a can of soda:
Phosphoric Acid: May interfere with the body’s ability to use calcium, which can lead to osteoporosis or softening of the teeth and bones. Phosphoric acid also neutralizes the hydrochloric acid in your stomach, which can interfere with digestion, making it difficult to utilize nutrients.
Sugar: Soft drink manufacturers are the largest single user of refined sugar in the United States. It is a proven fact that sugar increases insulin levels, which can lead to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes, weight gain, premature aging and many more negative side effects. Most sodas include over 100 percent of the RDA of sugar.
Aspartame: This chemical is used as a sugar substitute in diet soda. There are over 92 different health side effects associated with aspartame consumption including brain tumors, birth defects, diabetes, emotional disorders and epilispsy/seizures. Further, when aspartame is stored for long periods of time or kept in warm areas it changes to methanol, an alcohol that converts to formaldehyde and formic acid, which are known carcinogens.
Caffeine: Caffeinated drinks cause jitters, insomnia, high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, elevated blood cholesterol levels, vitamin and mineral depletion, breast lumps, birth defects, and perhaps some forms of cancer.
Tap Water: I recommend that everyone avoid drinking tap water because it can carry any number of chemicals including chlorine, trihalomethanes, lead, cadmium, and various organic pollutants. Tap water is the main ingredient in bottled soft drinks.
Soda is one of the main reasons, nutritionally speaking, why many people suffer health problems. Aside from the negative effects of the soda itself, drinking a lot of soda is likely to leave you with little appetite for vegetables, protein and other food that your body needs. If you are still drinking soda, stopping the habit is an easy way to improve your health. Pure water is a much better choice. If you must drink a carbonated beverage, try sparkling mineral water.
Dr. Joseph Mercola with Rachael Droege
List of Coca-Cola products
(boycott all of this toxic crap)
Bacardi Brand Tropical Fruit Mixers
Bright and Early Breakfast beverages
Caffeine Free Coca-Cola
Caffeine Free Coca-Cola Classic
Caffeine Free Diet Coke
Caffeine Free TAB
Coca-Cola Nestle Refreshments (CCNR) Teas and Coffees
Diet Cherry Coke
Diet Coke (a.k.a.) Coke Light
Georgia Brand Coffee
Schweppes (in Nigeria)
WATER OR COKE?
1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often
mistaken for hunger.
3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as much as 3%.
4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100%
of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.
5. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could
significantly ease back joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory,
trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or
on a printed page.
8. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by
45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50%
less likely to develop bladder cancer.
1. In many states (in the USA) the highway patrol carries two gallons of
coke in the truck to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.
2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of coke and it will be gone in two
3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let
the “real thing” sit for one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid in
Coke removes stains from vitreous China.
4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a
rumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.
5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola
over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.
6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Applying a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the
rusted bolt for several minutes.
7. To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of coke into a load of greasy
clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will
help loosen grease stains.
For Your Info:
1. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. Its pH is 2.8. It
will dissolve a nail in about 4 days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium
from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase in
2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial truck must use
the Hazardous material place cards reserved for Highly corrosive materials.
3. The distributors of coke have been using it to clean the engines of
their trucks for about 20 years…
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