Coca Cola And Pepsi Can Be Used As A Pesticide, So Why Still Drink That Stuff?!


There are countless of articles online that provide enlightening information about the dangers that these sweet sugary drinks pack, but they often tend to leave out some part of the story. That is why we’ve dedicated this article to showing you the full danger they can pose to your health and a few alternative uses you can find for them, instead of drinking them.

Believe it or not, there is a story circling around about a few farmers that use Coca-Cola and Pepsi instead of pesticides, as soft drinks are a far cheaper alternative than chemical pesticides.

Now that we know that the majority of people are consuming soft drinks that can be used to kill off bugs, we can go down into even scarier things.

The Center for Science and Environment is one of the few major voluntary Indian agencies which have confirmed that soft drinks produced in the country contain a horrific amount of pesticide residues that farmers use these to get rid of pests.

According to a few inside sources, farmers have stated that it is far cheaper and easier to use Coke in third world countries, than it is to get water.

Not only are soft drinks being used as pesticides, but there have been other scenarios as well where people have been using the drinks for cleaning purposes such as for cleaning oil stains, tile grout and strip paint.

Some of the toxic pesticides contained in these soft drinks are DDT, lindane, Malathion and chlorpyrifos.

According to a recent study, chlorpyrifos content was 42 times larger than the EEC norms, and malathion was contained in 87 higher levels, while the lindane content was 21 times higher than allowed. What many people don’t know is that lindane has been banned in the U.S.

Each of these samples has been shown to trigger the development of long-term cancer, birth defects, immune disorders and other health conditions, but as usual, the Indian subsidiaries chiefs of these two companies deny any charges.

But despite them denying the charges, farmers still efficiently use these drinks to protect their rice.

However agricultural specialists make statements that this sugary-drinks trend hasn’t been around for a short period of time, as farmers have been spraying sugary solution to attract these ants, and since the plant needs both carbs and sugar, why not try to boosts its immunity by using soft drinks right?

The US coke is packed with high-fructose sugar, making it more efficient in killing pests. According to A. Verma, a Pepsi sales manager, after discovering this trend, their sales in the rural parts of India skyrocketed by 20%.

It has recently been found by H.B. Mathur and Jonson, both CSE scientists, that soft drinks manufacturers are using groundwater as its poor quality contains pesticide residues, nitrate, salinity and excessive amounts of fluoride alongside, lead, cadmium and chromium.


As soon as this information was out, the CSE laboratories tested these two biggest soft drinks in the U.S., but the results showed no pesticide residue, as over 95% of the U.S. made soft drinks are made with municipal water.

However this isn’t great news as the municipal water still contains pharmaceuticals and toxins such as trimethoprim, fluoride, chlorine, arsenic, atrazine, antenolol, estrone, carbamezapine and gemifibrozil.

All in all, we’d still recommend you to stay away from drinking that stuff as not only is the whole business around its compounds and properties shady, but the health conditions are scary as well.


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