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Lok Sabha wants Coke, Pepsi banned

August 03, 2006 14:47 IST
Last Updated: August 03, 2006 14:49 IST

Members in Lok Sabha on Thursday demanded a ban on pesticide-carrying water, Coca-Cola, Pepsi and other soft drinks, and an immediate notification of the safety standards finalised by the Bureau of Indian Standards.

Citing the latest study by the Centre for Science and Environment, the members from the opposition benches alleged that the safety standards had been finalised but were being blocked by the government because of opposition by the multi-national companies manufacturing these soft drinks.

Even the JPC Report on the issue submitted three years ago had not been implemented, they said.

Lok Sabha Deputy Leader Vijay Kumar Malhotra said Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss' reaction to the CSE study was highly condemnable as the minister said there was no need for an inquiry.

The CSE study has found the presence of pesticides in 57 samples of 11 soft drinks from 25 different manufacturing plants of Coca-Cola and Pepsico were found to contain pesticides 24 times higher than the BIS norms.

In all, an average of three to five different pesticides were found in all the samples, which also included Heptachlor, a pesticide banned in India.



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Number of User Comments: 6

Sub: Reply to the above mentioned article

hi all, I would say that it is totally unjustufied on behalf of the CSE to publish reports relating to ban the Product which is ...

Posted by dhurjati_c

Sub: LS wants Coke, Pepsi banned

Are the products of only these two companies polluted with pesticides? The fact that so many pesticides are found in their products, is proof of ...

Posted by labrea

Sub: first ban these international cool drinks

hi all, the drinks company pepsi and coco cola have to be banned..they dont care anything about the health of our people...all they need is ...

Posted by ahmed

Sub: Yes its worth to ban coke

ositively. Coke and Pepsi should be banned from Indian market. The revenue earned by these American companies at the expense of instilling chemicals into our ...

Posted by uday

Sub: ban? hahahahah

is it possible to ban these 2 universal giants?? cmon politicians dont make me laugh please. simple point here is you will raise so much ...

Posted by ashish



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