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In 2003, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a non-governmental organization in New Delhi, said aerated waters produced by soft drinks manufacturers in India, including multinational giants PepsiCo and The Coca-Cola Company, contained toxins, including lindane, DDT, malathion and chlorpyrifos — pesticides that can contribute to cancer, a breakdown of the immune system and cause birth defects. Tested products included Coke, Pepsi, 7 Up, Mirinda, Fanta, Thums Up, Limca, and Sprite. CSE found that the Indian-produced Pepsi's soft drink products had 36 times the level of pesticide residues permitted under European Union regulations; Coca Cola's 30 times. CSE said it had tested the same products in the US and found no such residues. However, this was the European standard for water, not for other drinks. No law bans the presence of pesticides in drinks in India.
Originally posted by ignorant_ape
reply to post by prevenge
sorry - but that vid is UTTER TWADDLE
thir own narrator claims that levels of pestiside RESIDUDE in soft drinks are 11.85 PPB - thats parts per BILLION
that will not have a pesticidal effect when spryed on crops - actually i would expect spraying such a hi sugrar solution to ATTRACT pests and vermin
lastly - i wouls like to know what pesticide costs > 4 times as much as cola`s
i have compared prices here [ UK ] and prsticide concentrate is cheaper than cola - as it comes in 205 litre drums - the diluted solution for spaying is pennies / acre
Originally posted by prevenge
you're real bright.. just not.. you know.. sparkling bright.