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Orange drinks with 300 times more pesticide than tap water

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1105179/Orange-drink...

Fizzy drinks sold by Coca-Cola in Britain have been found to contain pesticides at up to 300 times the level allowed in tap or bottled water.

A worldwide study found pesticide levels in orange and lemon drinks sold under the Fanta brand, which is popular with children, were at their highest in the UK.

The research team called on the Government, the industry and the company to act to remove the chemicals and called for new safety standards to regulate the soft drinks market.

The industry denies children are at risk and insists that the levels found by researchers based at the University of Jaen in southern Spain are not harmful.

The researchers tested 102 cans and bottles of soft drinks, bought from 15 countries, for the presence of 100 pesticides. The UK products were bought in London, Cambridge, Edinburgh, St Andrews and at Gatwick Airport.

The experts said the levels found were low under the maximum residue levels allowed for fruit, but they were 'very high' and 'up to 300 times' the figure permitted for bottled or tap water.
The chemicals detected included carbendazim, thiabendazole, imazalil, prochloraz, malathion and iprodione. They are mainly applied to fruit after harvest to stop it developing fungal infections and rotting.

A total of 19 products were bought in the UK, all made by Coca-Cola.

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Buyer beware...

We have to start taking it on ourselves to beware what we put in our bodies. I don't trust the gov't to protect us any more than I trust they will get out of the wars in the middle east. Grow a garden or buy organic. If you do not like that or think it is too expensive, consider the alternative, trusting big money corporations...

A heads

A heads up to any of you guys who drink this crap. Vitamin C when mixed with sodium benzoate (which is in just about every soft drink) creates benzene. Benzene is a cancer causing carcinogen.

fAnTa oRaNgE

Iz the best thing invented since
the invention of booze!!!

I'm addicted

i have a 72oz a day habit.
i need to quit, again.
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Make your own natural Orange Soda…

… orange juice, sugar & water (simple syrup), and soda water. Anyone who allows factories to prepare their food take their chances and mostly deserve what they get.

By the way. Substitute any fruit juice or other flavorings of your choice above. You will never have a better soda. Been making my own for many years.

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“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.”― Henry David Thoreau

my parents make fresh juice every morning

for the last few years and are in terrific health.
Thanks for your comment DR.

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Got to wonder

how they would feel if we made nice ''fruit punch'' drinks for them..toss in something thats 90 proof...serve them all and make 2 toast...the first...heres to you all..good health..long life...they all take a big drink...next toast. heres to the orange bug spray you've been drinking..sounds of gagging..coughing...and spitting to follow

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that's pure poetry for my soul

Thank you for a good hearty laugh.

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So this means that Orange

So this means that Orange Crush and Fanta (they have it here in Chile) has a secret ingredient. Ready? It's Agent Orange. (Just kidding but kind of scary when the topic is about pesticides in Orange drinks) :(

The most surprising thing

The most surprising thing here is that Coke uses real fruit.

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LOL

you made me laugh...
but then all of a sudden I had a vision of huge underground factories of the future where fruits are made using chemical reactions...hmmm

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OK, what's next? We can't

OK, what's next? We can't trust what they put in Sprite now?

I worry about beer I drink

the last few years I drink mostly only German beer that never gave me any ill feeling

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Stop blaming the companies,

Stop blaming the companies, they don't force nobody to buy and consume their products. Blame the hundred of millions ignorants who are to stupid to care about their health or to lazy to throw two apples of oranges in a juicer and make their own healthy juice.

“The more corrupt the state, the more laws.”

fanta

has an interesting history connected with the nazis...

coke, DaSani (h2o), look up saturnus beverage co.

The dollar is a bill.

fanta

when I used to live in Italy in the late 80's it was the most popular drink and MSI Movimiento Sociale Italiano was the second most popular party(fascist Mussolini created it)...

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interesting!

The dollar is a bill.

Of all the types of underhanded didoes I have

learned about over the past few years, these types of shenanigans enrage me the most. It is absolutely, positively 1000% unacceptable that one cannot trust the very food/beverages we ingest!!! Sooo, I try to buy organic when possible; however, even some items labeled organic have been found to NOT be organic!!! What's the solution? I don't own property, so I can't grow my own! I have a limited income. I don't drink soda anyway, but I do love my water. I don't drink tap water, only bottled which now is also suspect. I feel that I am running around in circles and that makes me angry!
I don't mind having problems; I cannot handle having problems for which I see no viable solution...

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grab the vapor

There are devices which can collect pure water directly from the vapor in the air.

Daily Paulers who care for their health!

I have been juicing organic fruits and vegetables for quite a while now and I have to say I have much more energy than I used to have. From time to time in the summer I have been preparing raw foods. There are many delicious recipes out there now it really is getting wonderful and creative to make.

I also distill my water now. I bought the Waterwise 1600 distiller from the web site below that requires NO electricity. I got it for under $300. Its all stainless steel and excellent. Use it on stove or camp fire. I was thinking ahead in case there are electrical black outs.

For many years we had our spring water delivered from Neenah Springs in Wis. (the very best third party testing results ever for this company). Its just that distilling water now costs us nothing. I have been using our well water to distill because it is so iron rich. I would recommend this web site to any one who cares to put only the best into their 'temples'.

Go to this site:

http://www.2-life.com/

They often have sales and I am impressed that their prices are truly the lowest on the internet. I am in heaven since I got that Green Star juicer. It was recommended by raw foods people because the magnets in the gears 'ionize' the fruit and veggies and masticate it instead of destroy the enzymes and life forces. You will all appreciate it if this is something you want to pursue.

I know...the cheapest I have found is

$300 (tabletop model)...for someone on a limited income, that's alot of money...I want one, though.
It's sad that priorities "force" me to attempt to pay off bills first, which then enables me to only somewhat take care of my health. I also store a little food (which is something I've done all my life, anyway).
No matter what, this should not even be an issue for ANYBODY on this planet. Imo, it's not unreasonable to expect all purchased food/beverages be safe for consumption.

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Of course they deny it

The industry denies children are at risk and insists that the levels found by researchers based at the University of Jaen in southern Spain are not harmful.

1. Of course they deny it. They want to collect as many Federal Reserve Notes (FRNs) as they possibly can.

2. Admitting such a thing would impair their ability to collect FRNs from the widest possible market (i.e. one that includes children).

3. When have we ever known a corporation to tell the truth when their ability to collect FRNs is threatened?

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agreed

Just imagine such a story on 20/20 or CNN what the effect would be on coca-cola sales and its stock value...
I hope such an article appears in our MSM.

Lately I have seen more and more well written eye opening stories in UK mainstream press and that is really good to see.

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*hug*

to the moderator who placed it on the front page.

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;)

;)

Reminded me of the thread about the Indian farmer who uses Coke as a pesticide:
http://www.dailypaul.com/node/76289

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Caffeine

Its the caffeine. For humans its a mild psychoactive stimulant; in insects the chemical paralyzes the central nervous system.

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oh I remember that one

from youtube video(I saw it on google video too)...I hope nobody here owns Coke stock LOL

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