Sunday, August 13, 2006

Update: India state bans Coke and Pepsi

This is related to India state bans Coke and Pepsi.

If Pepsi is banned in India, I would go to the US and drink it,” says the much-in-news-superstar Shahrukh Khan. He was answering questions to the media personnel at a press conference as a Watch Company’s brand ambassador. “ My intention is not to defend the brand I endorse. But I would like to ask the agency (which tested the soft drink for pesticides) whether they have analysed the how safe is the water we drink or if mother’s milk also contains harmful chemicals?

If Pepsi really gets banned in India (I believe that it will not) then SRK does not need to go to USA to drink it. He can drink it in any neighboring country like Bangladesh, Pakistan or Nepal. I wonder that if Shahrukh Khan was sponsored by Coke and what he would say! Would he still say that if Pepsi was banned he would go to USA to drink it?

I visited the website of Coca-Cola India to find Facts on Pesticide Allegations in India

Many people including me have the feeling that Coke and Pepsi are playing a game of hide and seek. They are saying that their products are safe and that's it. Normally, when this kind of accusations arises, the companies try to portray themselves as transparent as possible and provide a lot of scientific evidence in details about their products. It seems that in India, Coke and Pepsi only care for one thing- spending money after advertisements. They did the same thing during the recent crisis. They published huge ads in the newspapers.

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