There is a controversy stirring up in India as to whether harmful chemicals along with pesticides are really found in products made by the Coca-Cola Company. An independent organization in New Delhi, India stated that aerated waters produced by soft drink manufacturers that goes for Pepsi as well, was found to contain dangerous toxins made in India including DDT, lindane, malathion, chlorpyrifos which in combination or combined cause cancer, all types of cerebral diseases and complete breakdown of the immune system. It was discovered that Pepsi and Coca-Cola produced in India had 30 times the permitted amount of these pesticides. The Coca-Cola Company claims that it filters the water to remove potential toxins and that their products are tested for pesticides and must meet minimal health standards.
The most interesting factor discovered in another study on Soft drinks showed that the High Fructose Corn Syrup used to sweeten just about everything in your fridge and kitchen shelves is that it is also an effective spermicide, as they are combined with other contraceptive barrier methods such as diaphragms, condoms, cervical caps, and sponges and these combined methods are believed to result in lower pregnancy rates than either method alone.
Coca-Cola has been criticized for the many adverse health effects that its products produce, including the water that they sell, they target our children aggressively through marketing, exploitative labor practices, high levels of pesticides in its products, environmental destruction and monopolistic business practices. Beverage fatcats PepsiCo and Coca-Cola have also modified the caramel coloring in their sodas to avoid a cancer warning label that a new California law requires when drinks contain a certain and dangerous amount of carcinogens. The state of California added ammonia sulfite, or 4-MI, to its list of known carcinogens last year.
Coca-Cola stated Friday that ” we will lower levels of a chemical in caramel coloring to comply with a California law”. But insisted the beverage’s recipe will not change and poses no health risks. Pepsi is making similar changes in order to avoid having to label products with a cancer warning due to what California has ruled are extremely high levels of 4-methylimidazole (4-MEI), shown to cause cancer in lab animals.