Sunday, August 10, 2003

toxic cola goes to court

Remember this earlier post about pesticides found in the cola sold in India.

Well, the two soda giants have taken the issue to court.
Coca-Cola filed a motion in the Bombay High Court challenging state officials' actions in confiscating a huge stock of its products in the western city of Pune. PepsiCo, meanwhile, filed a petition in the New Delhi High Court seeking to restrain the Center for Science and Environment from publishing its report, and requested an independent evaluation of the allegations.

Narain, head of the private group [Center for Science and Environment], said the report was not intended as an attack on the beverage giants. "Our battle is not with Pepsi or Coca-Cola," said Narain, "it is with the Indian government, whose norms are a vague maze of meaningless definitions."