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Friday, July 25, 2008

The Politics of a Coke Bottle

Sometimes you just can't do anything right.

Today I purchased a bottle of Coke. Look at all the issues tied up in one lone bottle.

1. The bottle was made of plastic. Plastic is made of oil and it never biodegrades. Bad environmental decision.

2. Coke has a large concentration of high fructose corn syrup. Corn! That's what's fueling this crazy biodiesel fever. Food or fuel? What does one do?

3. Coca Cola Company has bad ethics problems (You'll find plenty about them on the Internet. Plus, they're mentioned in my Business Ethics textbook).

4. There is an advertisement on the bottle for the Beijing Olympics. Beijing, of course, is in China, a country with huge animal and human rights issues.

Aargh! All from one bottle!

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