19 September 2006

And we still drink this shit

This news is a couple of days late, but I had to talk about it.

Coca Cola on Saturday told the Supreme Court something that the court was used to hearing only from the exectuive and legislature of the country: don't interfere.

"Coca-Cola, fighting allegations that its products contain high levels of pesticide, argued that it lay beyond the apex court’s powers to regulate soft drink contents or prescribe safety standards.

“In these circumstances, it is respectfully submitted that the interference of this hon’ble court would be entirely unwarranted and contrary to the constitutional scheme."


Praveen said...

These Coke authorities are talking sheer nonsense. If they can't prove the safety stds of their drinks here in India, why the heck stay here? (apex court or no court!)

Anonymous said...

impunity. thats what. i hate nooyi's greedy face.

Vijayalaxmi said...

Praveen: Oh well, if Coke's saying it's safe, it's safe, you know.

Anonymous: Please, please dont kill me with curiosity. The only request I make is tell me your name. And yes, we in India are seeing the second phase of corporate immunity. The first was, of course, Union Carbide.

Praveen said...

Safe for Coke, that is, then!

Anonymous said...

aherm. i said impunity. but in a sense its not so different.

Vijayalaxmi said...

Oh shit, I meant impunity and typed immunity. But then, as you (whose name I do not know) said, doesnt make much difference.