Monday, August 22, 2005

The "generosity" of Coca-Cola

In the small village of Kerala in India, Coke has been distributing toxic sludge to the aboriginal villagers while telling them it's free fertilizer, reports the IPS. The sludge is laden with cadmium and lead.

Cadmium is a known carcinogen which causes kidney damage while exposure to lead can lead to mental derangement and death and is particularly dangerous for children causing them severe anemia and mental retardation.
What I want to know is - how do the Coke executives who own and operate this plant sleep at night? Oh, wait, I forgot ... sharks don't sleep*.

* I was using this saying figuratively and rhetorically. For a scientific perspective on whether or not sharks sleep, click here.

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