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Pesticide cocktail in Coke, Pepsi

August 02, 2006 18:07 IST

The Centre for Science and Environment on Wednesday came out with a fresh study claiming the presence of 'pesticide cocktail' in 11 brands of soft drink giants Coca Cola and PepsiCo, three years after the same brands were found to have contained pesticides.

The new findings, publicised after testing 57 samples of 11 soft drink brands of Coca Cola and PepsiCo collected from 25 manufacturing units across 12 states, claims that all the bottles examined were a "cocktail of 3-5 different pesticides" which was 24 times above the standards finalised by Bureau of Indian Standards.

"We have found pesticide residue in all soft drinks tested. Three years ago, when the tests were conducted we could spot only four pesticides. This time it has increased to five in some cases," Sunita Narain, director, CSE said.

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Sub: ban the colas

Ban the Colas..... Bring back A U T (remember the Auto Urine Therapy)... absolutely desi...and no contamination..

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Sub: coke and pepsi must be banned.

it is surprising that for the sake of profits and for major share in markets,MNC's are leaving all norms to wind. obviously their interest is ...

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Sub: reg.pepsi, coke

statuary warnings like on cigrets should be displayed on each bottle of soft drinks. Then the public has to decide about their health. Netagiry will ...

Posted by subodh tandon

Sub: the coke and pepsi

this is one of the controversial topics to discuss at this point fo year. as per my opinion pepsia dn coke are not adding any ...

Posted by arun sivakumar

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what about the other non fizzy drinks available in the market, if ppl stop drinking these soft drinks thn they will be switching over to ...

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