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Concern over Coca-Cola


An activist from India, Angelious Michael, called for the boycott of Coca-Cola products because a lot of water from the community is diverted to their factory while their waste products pollute the environment. This denies water to people living in the neighbourhood, he said.

Michael, who is Youth Desk Programme Coordinator from Jeypore Evangelical Lutheran Church in India, said, "Water is a gift from God not only to human beings but to his entire creation as well." He was explaining about a water shortage situation in two Indian villages in the southern state of Kerala.

When the two plants opened their factories near the villages, the ground water levels sunk. When the villagers investigated, they found out that the water was being diverted to the two plants to make Coca-Cola.