Topics: Coca-Cola, High-fructose corn syrup, The Coca-Cola Company Pages: 2 (269 words) Published: May 17, 2013
* The issues of Coca-Cola

1. Health effects
a. Overweight/obesity health risks
b. High fructose corn syrup
c. Acidity and tooth decay
d. Genetically-Modified ingredients
2. Environmental issues
a. Pesticide use
In 2003, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a non-governmental organization in New Delhi, said aerated waters produced by soft drinks manufacturers in India, including multinational giants PepsiCo and Coca-Cola, contained toxins including linden, DDT, malathion and chlorpyrifos — pesticides that can contribute to cancer and a breakdown of the immune system. Tested products included Coke, Pepsi, and several other soft drinks (7Up, Miranda, Fanta, Thums Up, Limca, Sprite), many produced by The Coca-Cola Company. b. Water use

Environmental degradation in the form of depletion of the local ground water table due to the utilisation of natural water resources by the company poses a serious threat to many communities. c. Global warming and HFC packaging

Packaging used in Coca-Cola's products has a significant environmental impact d. Pesticide contamination of Coke products
e. Choking hazards/recall of Coke promotional items

3. Economic business practices:
a. Bribery accusations
Coca-Cola has been accused of bribing the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). That contributes to the initiation and progression of dental caries." Critics have stated it certainly appears that Coca-Cola has "paid dentists to stop saying kids shouldn't drink Coke". b. Tax issues

Vietnam: Coca-Cola has continuously reported losses in the last decade of operations in Vietnam despite it being one of the biggest players in the domestic beverage market 4. Employee issues:

* Lack of AIDS coverage for employees in Africa
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