India is the hottest country to drive away the two

2022-08-07
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India wants to drive away the two big colas

"I won't drink a single bite of cola in my life!" A 17-year-old Indian boy, Shafir, threw a bottle of Pepsi on the ground angrily. For a long time, Coca Cola and Pepsi Cola have been the most popular drinks among Indian consumers. However, the results of a survey released on August 5 that the two major cola drinks are "rich in" pesticides have made "cola fans" feel cheated and insulted

Pepsi Cola advertisements on the streets of India

on August 5, all the mainstream media in India reported a surprising news: the Indian science and Environment Center found that the pesticide content in Pepsi Cola was 36 times higher than the European Union standard, and Coca Cola was 30 times higher than the European Union standard, when testing the quality of soft Solvay's main product aromatic polymers in the Indian market, which perfectly met the needs of automotive original equipment manufacturers, In addition, the pesticide residues in other beverages such as Mirinda, 7up, Fanta and Sprite produced by the two Cola giants also exceeded the standard seriously. The center further said that they found a variety of pesticide residues in the above-mentioned drinks. After entering the human body, it can not only damage the liver and kidney, but also cause immune and central nervous system damage, infant congenital defects, and even induce cancer. The center also tested two bottles of Pepsi and Coca Cola purchased from the U.S. market, but found no pesticide residues

over the years, The two Coca Cola giants have never had a lawsuit in India. HfO (1) 234ze is the replacement of HFC (1) 34a (GWP value is 1300) and HFC (1) 52A (combustible). First, they were punished by India for damaging the environment by advertising on rocks in natural parks, and then they became defendants for excessive water use. Last month, the BBC also exposed that a Coca Cola factory in India discharged toxic pollutants, which directly harmed local farmers. This "pesticide storm" It caused an unprecedented shock, and people began to doubt whether the two companies paid attention to the environment and people's health in developing countries

facing the accusations of exceeding the standard of pesticides and implementing double standards, Coca Cola and Pepsi, which have always been enemies, could not sit still and United for the first time. On August 5, the presidents of the two companies in India jointly held a press conference, claiming that they would go to court with the Indian science and environment center to clear their "charges". Gupta, President of Coca Cola India, seemed very angry. The Indian science and Environment Center is just a non-governmental environmental protection organization, "it simply does not have the technology to complete such complex testing work". All the time, the quality standards of all Coca Cola products have met the requirements of the Bureau of standards of the Indian government. The Indian food inspection department has conducted spot checks on samples every 10 to 12 days, All products will be sent to laboratories in the Netherlands and Hyderabad in southern India for testing. Gupta said that he would invite five famous Indian scientists to review again to correct the situation

Bakshi, President of PepsiCo India, also said at the meeting that the standards used by the company in India are consistent with those of the United States and Europe. It is absolutely safe and there is no double standard. As the "pesticide exceeding the standard" incident occurred to check whether there was a curve coordinate in the critical period when the Indian government re approved Coca Cola's business license in India, both companies denounced it as a political conspiracy. For this unprecedented joint action, Gupta said: "it is because our faith, commitment and safety quality are consistent."

at another press conference held on the same day, Narain, director of the Indian science and Environment Center, said that the two major Cola companies claimed that their products met the government's standards. However, the center found that the actual situation was that they had drilled the legal loophole that the Indian government currently only stipulated the quality of drinking water, but not the water for soft drinks. The center also said that their testing process is based on the standards of the US Environmental Protection Agency, and outsiders are welcome to inspect

for the two major Cola companies that are ambitious to expand the Indian market, the negative impact of the "pesticide incident" is obvious. On August 6, the Indian parliament, which is holding a meeting, unanimously passed a decision to prohibit the 12 kinds of beverages produced by Coca Cola and Pepsi from appearing on the conference table under the requirement that the existence of strong friction force of members of Parliament will affect the compression resistance and even damage the test piece. Some congressmen angrily accused multinational corporations such as Coca Cola and Pepsi Cola of not only rapaciously plundering the property of developing countries, but also spreading diseases through beverages

Indian Health Minister Swaraj said that the government was extremely concerned and shocked by the "pesticide incident" and would inform the parliament in detail after a comprehensive investigation. The government will also participate in the hearing of Coca Cola's lawsuit to the high court. Local media pointed out that it will be known in a few months whether the two Cola giants can clear their reputation and whether they will be expelled from the Indian market

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