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They accuse the company of over-extracting groundwater, lowering the water tables and leaving farmers and the local community unable to dig deep enough to get to vital water supplies.
Since the bottling plant was opened in 2000, water levels in the area have dropped six metres, and when a severe drought hit the region earlier this year the crops failed and livelihoods were destroyed.
‘What is more important,’ asked local activist Nandlal Master, ‘meeting the water needs of a community and farming or mass producing Coca-Cola from depleting groundwater resources?
According to Dr David Molden, many thousands of villages that are unable to get water even from tankers have been abandoned completely. And if they haven’t yet been abandoned they are a potential site of conflict.
Originally posted by TiffanyInLA
I heard Coca-cola can take paint off of cars. Is that true?
Originally posted by crazydaisy
OP I would suggest you change your title, my first impression was that Coca Cola was tained/poisoned and I was sitting here drinking one.
Originally posted by computerwiz32
I stopped drinking soft drinks for 3 months not and notice a big improvement on memory. I can think clearer. Not just that but lost alot of weaight so far lost 30 pounds.