Tuesday, December 13, 2005

The 14 Worst Corporate Evildoers

An interesting article from Alternet; here's a snippet:
In India, Coca-Cola destroys local agriculture by privatizing the country's water resources. In Plachimada, Kerala, Coca-Cola extracted 1.5 million liters of deep well water, which they bottled and sold under the names Dasani and BonAqua. The groundwater was severely depleted, affecting thousands of communities with water shortages and destroying agricultural activity. As a result, the remaining water became contaminated with high chloride and bacteria levels, leading to scabs, eye problems, and stomach aches in the local population.

Read the full article, there are some big names there. The article is based on a Global Exchange report, which you can read here.


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