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Mark Thomas ↠ 2 SummaryInterestingly though billed as comedy and written by a comedian this book is not at
All Funny The Writing Isfunny The writing is of awful and the punctuation follows no No Limits (Brutal Master rules I can discern Still it is painful and informative and angering and wortheading But definitely not funny If you drink Coke or any of their products you may want to know that the US company has been esponsible for union busting all over the world throwing otherwise fine employees into poverty and fear for their lives Individuals have even been murdered because they dared to join the union and US Coke executives have looked the other way Coke has built bottling plants in drought stricken areas and used all the water paying for none of it and leaving the locals with none to drinkWhen we give multinational companies our consumer dollars we fund these practices Oh and by the way like so many other things Fanta was created in Germany during WW2 as a Coca Cola Company substitute for Coke bc the Coke ingredients weren t available So important that the Nazis get their sparkly beverages Ugh So I definitely DON T want to buy the world
A COKE IT ISN T ALLCoke It isn t all surprisingly that the inventor of Coca Cola which was a bit of an accident anyway was as Thomas calls him a chunkie junkie a cubby guy with a morphine addiction The Coca Cola museum has a civil ights museum attached to itself Yet it was M L King J who implored people not to support companies that practiced unfair hiring whites over blacks and one of three companies he explicitly asked people to boycott was Coca Cola In his own words We are asking you tonight to go out and tell your neighbors not buy Coca Cola in Memphis Thankfully the brand value of Coca Cola has lost some profit in ecent years That means less support going to human ights vio. Coca Cola and its logo are everywhere In our homes our workplaces even our schools It is a company that sponsors the Olympics backs US presidents and even e brands Santa Claus A truly universal product it has even been served in spaceFrom. Lations and less obesity Solving child labor involves a lot of changes which the Salvadorian
Government And Coca Cola Donand Coca Cola don seem enthusiastic about doing so they d ather just hide the fact that there are child laborers literally the kids un at the site of a jeep I m not going to go into detail about how harvesting sugar can is one of the worst
kinds of child labor Buy domestic sugar you don t need to shell out for the fair trade kind sinceof child labor Buy domestic sugar you don t need to shell out for the
FAIR TRADE KIND SINCE OF SUGARtrade kind since of sugar made domestic so go out there and buy localI was also aware of how cheap Coca Cola was to produce but it is still mind boggling Consider that for less than the cost of a Big Mac one could create a unit 50000 drinks of concentrate As we all move towards globalism I thought it would behoove me to ead about how companies are moving within this ealm Coke is a huge brand and when I saw this book it caught my eyeThe author explains the structure of Coke how it works internally and with it s suppliers and distributors The company has published corporate policies and the author set about to explore whether these were being held to throughout the chain He travels to Central America India and exotic Delaware to view and discuss firsthand with those involvedHe witnesses child labor intimidation of store owners pollution safety hazards and the stealing of water in a drought idden area of India educing the water by 23 and causing much havocMr Thomas provides his findings to Coke to eceive a esponse and is given the unaroundI initially felt the ead was slow since the majority of it focused on India and Central America In the end I felt it drove home the point of the problems of having companies be able to go into a weak and poor country and take without giving backI have no illusions A company is creat. Istanbul to Mexico City Mark travels the globe investigating the stories and people Coca Cola's iconic advertising campaigns don't mention Child labourers in the sugar cane fields of El Salvador Indian workers exposed to toxic chemicals Ed for one eason to provide a vehicle for people to make money A company has no other ole nor should it What is definitely lacking is
The Regulation Of What Companiesregulation of what companies allowed to do in order to generate evenue Stealing esources polluting and mafia tactics should not be allowed Especially from a company that only has a brand name and distributes sugary syrup or as Coke likes to call their product sparkling beverageA local estaurant owner in Boston was asked what their highest marked up menu item was They eplied water It takes Coke less than 400 ingredients and labor to create syrup for 50000 drinks When you essentially steal water from countries it seems apparent how a company can make 67 billion a year on sugar water Mark Thomas likes Coca Cola hates Pepsi It is too easy to see him as a knee jerk ejecter of all the products of multi national corporations and think Yadda yadda yadda about his somewhat bizarre brand of comedy but he won me over with those opening frank statements of his personal feelings I am ight with him on the choice between Coke and Pepsi Faced with Pepsi as the only option I may well choose to go thirsty and have not so Coca Cola I generally prefer water but that often costs both upfront and being outside free efill offers and if not being out of my own tap it is heavy because I have carried it around and uite probably not sufficiently chilled I am painfully aware that my husband who does not drink hot beverages started university drinking tap water then switched to blackcurrant suashes because the local Written with Mark Thomas trademark sarcasm and crusading zeal this is an account of his lengthy investigation into working practices at Coca Cola worldwide and it s not a pretty tale Water stealing suppression of tr. Olombian union leaders falsely accused of terrorism and jailed alongside the paramilitaries who want to kill them And many Provocative funny and stirring Belching Out the Devil investigates the truth behind one of the planet's biggest bran.