Anybody remembers the toxics in the Colas… ?

Hmmm… Dominant paradigm all over again…

A huge uproar, and then silence… Does anybody remember the uproar that took place regarding the toxics in Cola ? Well, the Indian Government and the public seem ton have forgotten all about it… thanks to the media…

Well, here’s a related story… thanks to eye_yer_mind

The Joy of Toxic Cola

By Miranda Kennedy, AlterNet
September 5, 2003

Coca-Cola isn’t keeping it real in India. Neither is its fierce rival, Pepsi. America’s most beloved brands are facing a firestorm of criticism for dangerously high levels of pesticide residues in their locally-made sodas.

The well-respected research group, the Center for Science and Environment (CSE) in New Delhi, found traces of lindane, malathion, chlorpyrifos, and even the banned DDT in Indian-bottled Pepsi and Coca-Cola drinks. CSE says pesticide levels in the Indian samples are respectively 36 and 30 times higher than EU safety standards. And not surprisingly, when the same group tested bottles sold in the U.S., they were pesticide-free.

Dominant discourse rules!