I often forget that people still drink soda, but if you or someone you love does, this video is definitely worth a watch. The video focuses on demands for India to ban cola’s due to unsafe ingredients, including pesticides as high as 24 times the regulated amount. There’s also lots of information in this video about Aquafina and Dasani water — which is just tap water, “sometimes purified, sometimes not.” [Buy a Berkey and make your own bottled water. It tastes great and purifies even stream water, preserving minerals, removing the poisons.] This video doesn’t even get into the dangers of diet sodas, but if you’ve not read this piece on aspartame, you might want to click here for “Confessions of an Aspartame Addict.”
In addition to becoming savvy about cola, India has been very active as a country in pushing back against the GMO’s that have ruined their farmland and plunged many farmers into suicide as the only way to escape crippling debt to Monsanto. I love how countries are beginning to return to their own healthier, cultural foods and beverages as they ban or contemplate bans of things like GMO’s and cola’s. As they reclaim their heritage, they reclaim their health; as they reclaim their health, they regain their sovereignty. I recently saw a list of countries that have banned GMO’s, including some surprises like Thailand, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Madagascar, and Peru — which exports enormous amounts of organic food due to a growing international demand. As one forum commenter said, “Third world countries will ban and protect their people before the United States will. That tells me something is fishy.”
Wake up, world! Thanks for the video, G.