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Coca-Cola has been ordered to shut down operations in a city in India for using too much water and violating pollution laws, but the company seeks to keep business running as usual. Just like its heavy funding against the GMO labeling campaigns here in the U.S., Coca Cola is proving itself to be a corporate behemoth with no care whatsoever for its customers.
The groundwater level in Mehdiganj village has gone from safe to ‘over-exploited,’ and Coca-Cola doesn’t care if the village water supply runs completely dry. Villagers continue to protest as their wells dry up, all due to the Coke plant operating there. Farming sustainability and crop health is also suffering due to this irresponsible water use by Coca-Cola, but take no heed – they have some GMO seed from Monsanto they can recommend to you.
In the meantime, while villagers plead for their livelihoods, Coca-Cola has launched a massive campaign (sound familiar?) to grow their Coke-making plant to such a degree that it would increase their ground water usage by up to five times.