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Colombian president says he will ban glyphosate spraying on coca plants; deadly chemical is routinely sprayed on people's homes and families

5/17/2015 - Taking a stance against drugs like cocaine is certainly a good thing, but doing it at the expense of the environment and other people's lives is devastating and unacceptable. However, that's exactly what is taking place in parts of Colombia, where aerial fumigations of Monsanto-manufactured glyphosate...

Coca Cola: Protecting profits at all costs (opinion)

6/9/2012 4:07:58 AM - So, in New York, Mayor Bloomberg had a plan to limit the size of sugary drinks (soda) to curtail the obesity epidemic. Coca Cola, in their efforts to save their profits, has taken the offensive by saying that Mayor Bloomberg's proposal has no scientific evidence proving a connection between obesity...

To this day, Coca-Cola still imports coca leaves which are used to manufacture cocaine in the United States

6/9/2011 - Coca leaves have been chewed and consumed as tea for thousands of years in the high Andes. They are rich in many essential nutrients; they ease respiratory and digestive distress and are a natural stimulant and painkiller. Indigenous tradition and scientific studies have both confirmed that in their...

The coca leaf is not a drug

1/5/2011 - The Quechua people of the Andes and their Inka ancestors have long used the coca leaf for medicinal properties and in sacred spiritual ceremonies. Recently, however, it was discovered that the coca leaf was utilized 8000 years ago by Andes-dwelling people. In the Nanchok Valley of Peru, researchers...

Bolivia launches "Coca-Colla" drink made from medicinal coca plant

5/22/2010 - The Bolivian government has announced plans to launch a carbonated soft drink called Coca-Colla, to be made with actual coca leaves. The name (pronounced koka koya) is an allusion to Colla suyu, the quadrant of the Inca empire that contained the modern territory of Bolivia. The plan for the beverage...

Why Ecuador and South America despise the USA's "War on Drugs"

9/19/2009 - The U.S. "War on Drugs" is despised by almost everyone except for those who benefit from it (the DEA, prison corporations, paramilitary contractors, etc.). In South America, the War on Drugs is especially disliked for many good reasons, but to understand those reasons, you first have to grasp the importance...

"All natural" claim on food labels is often deceptive; foods harbor hidden MSG and other unnatural ingredients

3/21/2005 - When you're shopping for groceries, watch out for the phrase "all natural" as claimed on the front of various product packages. It turns out that the phrase "all natural" can mean just about anything; it actually has no nutritional meaning whatsoever and isn't truly regulated by the FDA. This came...

The unauthorized history of Coca-Cola (satire)

1/14/2005 - Coca-cola was originally promoted as a drink "offering the virtues of coca without the vices of alcohol." Until 1903, a typical serving contained 60mg of cocaine. Today, it still contains an extract of coca leaves. The Coca-Cola Company imports eight tons of coca leaf from South America each year --...

Soft drink company marketing tactics: the experts sound off

1/8/2005 - This is a compilation of quotes about soft drink company marketing tactics from some of the leading authors on health, food marketing and food politics. This full list, and much more information, is included in The Five Soft Drink Monsters downloadable ebook. Marion Nestle Food Politics: How the...

Sugar industry denies links between sugars and obesity

10/24/2004 - Given everything we now know to be true about sugar and high-fructose corn syrup, I find it absolutely stunning that the sugar industry continues to deny any link whatsoever between the consumption of sugar and chronic diseases like obesity and diabetes. The sugar industry says that sugar is a completely...

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