Coca-Cola has been criticized for alleged adverse health effects, its aggressive marketing to children, high levels of pesticides in its products, environmental destruction, monopolistic business practices, and hiring paramilitary units to murder trade union leaders. In October 2009, in an effort to improve their image, Coca-Cola partnered with the American Academy of Family Physicians, providing a $500,000 grant to help promote healthy-lifestyle education; the partnership spawned sharp criticism of both Coca-Cola and the AAFP by physicians and nutritionists.
Bolivia has been reported to consider banning Coca-Cola prior to January 2013.
وقد انتقد كوكا كولا للآثار السلبية المزعومة الصحية، والتسويق العدوانية للأطفال، ومستويات عالية من المبيدات في منتجاتها، وتدمير البيئة، والممارسات التجارية الاحتكارية، وتوظيف وحدات شبه عسكرية إلى القادة النقابيين القتل. في أكتوبر 2009، في محاولة لتحسين صورتهم، كوكا كولا شراكة مع الأكاديمية الأميركية لأطباء الأسرة، وتوفير منحة 500،000 دولار لمساعدة في تعزيز تعليم أسلوب حياة صحي؛ لدت الشراكة انتقادات حادة من كل من شركة كوكا كولا وAAFP من قبل الأطباء وخبراء التغذية.
وقد أبلغت بوليفيا للنظر في حظر كوكا كولا قبل يناير 2013
Studies indicate "soda and sweetened drinks are the main source of calories in American diet", so most nutritionists advise that Coca-Cola and other soft drinks can be harmful if consumed excessively, particularly to young children whose soft drink consumption competes with, rather than complements, a balanced diet.
Studies have shown that regular soft drink users have a lower intake of calcium, magnesium, ascorbic acid, riboflavin, and vitamin A. The drink has also aroused criticism for its use of caffeine, which can cause physical dependence (caffeine addiction). A link has been shown between long-term regular cola intake and osteoporosis in older women (but not men). This was thought to be due to the presence of phosphoric acid, and the risk was found to be same for caffeinated and noncaffeinated colas, as well as the same for diet and sugared colas.
A common criticism of Coke based on its allegedly toxic acidity levels has been found to be baseless by researchers; lawsuits based on these notions have been dismissed by several American courts for this reason. Although numerous court cases have been filed against The Coca-Cola Company since the 1920s, alleging that the acidity of the drink is dangerous, no evidence corroborating this claim has been found. Under normal conditions, scientific evidence indicates Coca-Cola's acidity causes no immediate harm.
Since 1980 in the U.S., Coke has been made with high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) as an ingredient. Originally it was used in combination with more expensive cane-sugar, but by late 1984 the formulation was sweetened entirely with HFCS. Some nutritionists caution against consumption of HFCS because it may aggravate obesity and type-2 diabetes more than cane sugar.
In India, there is a controversy whether there are pesticides and other harmful chemicals in bottled products, including Coca-Cola. In 2003 the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a non-governmental organization in New Delhi, said aerated waters produced by soft drinks manufacturers in India, including multinational giants PepsiCo and Coca-Cola, contained toxins including lindane, DDT, malathion and chlorpyrifos — pesticides that can contribute to cancer and a breakdown of the immune system. CSE found that the Indian-produced Pepsi's soft drink products had 36 times the level of pesticide residues permitted under European Union regulations; Coca-Cola's soft drink was found to have 30 times the permitted amount. CSE said it had tested the same products sold in the U.S. and found no such residues.
After the pesticide allegations were made in 2003, Coca-Cola sales in India declined by 15 percent. In 2004 an Indian parliamentary committee backed up CSE's findings and a government-appointed committee was tasked with developing the world's first pesticide standards for soft drinks.
The Coca-Cola Company has responded that its plants filter water to remove potential contaminants and that its products are tested for pesticides and must meet minimum health standards before they are distributed.
In the Indian state of Kerala sale and production of Coca-Cola, along with other soft drinks, was initially banned after the allegations
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