A southern Indian state on Wednesday banned the sale or manufacture of Coke, Pepsi, Sprite and other soft drinks made by the Indian subsidiaries of Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo Inc., an official said.They DID WHAT???
Four Indian states have already banned the sale of Coke, Pepsi and other soft drinks at schools, colleges and government offices after a research group in New Delhi last week claimed they contained high levels of pesticide residue. But the state of Kerala was the first to impose a total ban on production and sales.
The moves will likely hurt local sales of Coca Cola and PepsiCo, which account for nearly 80 percent of India's US$2 billion-plus soft drinks market.
Kerala's health secretary, Viswas Mehta, said his department has also begun collecting samples of Coke and Pepsi for independent testing.
The offices of Coca-Cola India and PepsiCo India were shut because of a national holiday and company officials could not be reached immediately for comment.
But the companies said last week in a joint statement that both "comply with stringent international norms and all applicable national regulations."
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Who are these people to suggest that there should be a LIMIT, any limit, on the amoung of Pestiside Residue in any of those All American Drinks???? I mean where is their Patriotism and Loyalty to the Greatest Military Leader EVER!!!!! And this while our Nation is in the greatest of all possible transferance of the tax liabilities unto the Unborn!!!
When in God's Name does the Bombing of Canada begin so that we are protected from Radical EcoTerrorists who would even THINK of limiting the amount of any Pesticide or Toxic Compounds in All American Drinks!!!