“Coca-Cola is one of the most recognised brands in the world, and in the United States the iconic red and white cans are as American as apple pie. Coca-Cola has been in business for 124 years, and in that time they’ve grown to reach more than 200 countries, employ nearly 100,000 people, and sell over 3,300 beverage products.”
There is evidence to suggest that Coca-Cola may have been involved in violence against it’s union members in Columbia and Guatemala, including murder.
Coke was viewed as a patriotic beverage that supported U.S. troops during WWII. The government even granted Coca-Cola an exemption from sugar rationing so they could stay in production. But at the same time, the German subsidiary of Coke was flourishing and producing soft drinks for the Third Reich.
Coca-Cola bottling plants in India have dramatically lowered the water supply, drying up wells for local villagers while also dumping cadmium, chromium and other carcinogens into the local environment.
As is the case with many multinational corporations, Coca-Cola seems heartily focused on the profit to their shareholders with little regard for the health of the consumers they serve or the environment of the country in which they operate.
Coca-Cola spends close to $3 billion a year on advertising. With that amount of money it’s no wonder the company has managed to hold on to its wholesome reputation. They are also in the habit of forming strategic alliances with health organisations that make it appear as though Coca-Cola is looking out for your health, which is an outright lie.
For instance, Diet Coke recently teamed up with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to raise awareness for women’s heart health programs and was the official “Beverage of Choice” for last years London Olympics.
You see, there isn’t much that a $3-billion-a-year advertising budget can’t buy.
In my experience, there is absolutely NO REASON you or your children should ever drink Coca Cola. If you were stranded in the middle of a desert with no other fluid available, then maybe, but other than that, there is no excuse.
Phosphoric Acid in Coca-Cola and Diet Coke has been shown to destroy bones by contributing to osteoporosis and destroying teeth. Aspartame, has been linked to numerous diseases and health problems. In addition, there are food dyes and other chemical additives in Coke products that are known carcinogens.
Due to the mass marketing and consumption of Coke products, millions are addicted to these products due to the caffeine, sugar and aspartame.
- In many states (in the USA) the highway patrol carries about 8 litres of Coke in the trunk to remove blood from the highway after a car accident
- You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of coke and it will be gone in two days.
- 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.
- To clean corrosion from car battery terminals. Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.
- Applying a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the a rusted bolt for several minutes will loosen it off.
- 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. It will also clean road grease from your windscreen.
- To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a crumpled-up piece of aluminium foil dipped in Coca-Cola.
- The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. Its Ph is 2.8. It will dissolve a nail in about 4 days.
- To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial truck must use the Hazardous material place cards reserved for Highly corrosive materials
- The distributors of coke have been using it to clean the engines of their trucks for about 20 years.
In the United States, because of public pressure, Coca-Cola has had to less aggressively market their products to children. However, elsewhere around the world, the company continues to push their products to get children addicted where that pressure does not exist. To Coke executives and board members, profits take precedence over morality, ethics and the well-being of children.
Like the cigarette companies, Coke circumvents attempts to protect young people whose health is jeopardized by these products. Perhaps there should be a warning similar to the one on cigarette packages: “Coke Products May Be Hazardous To Your Health.”