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Coke and Pepsi being used by Indian farmers as a pesticide

Don't know if I'll use it in my garden, but it does do wonders when I use it to clean my toilet.

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Comment by Lissa on May 13, 2014 at 17:00

She's actually quite slim and with good health. Go figure. Everyone else I know who's addicted to coke is overweight and unhealthy.

Comment by Jake on May 13, 2014 at 16:40

probs selling her on coke to get her sick to keep his business flowing in? :-P

Comment by Lissa on May 13, 2014 at 16:34

She has either horribly misunderstood her doctor or her doctor is a quack.

Comment by Vanessa Thompson on May 13, 2014 at 13:48

o wow! very interesting! 

Comment by Lissa on May 13, 2014 at 5:20

Coke etc horrify me when I see people actually drinking the stuff. We have one lady comes to our centre who doesn't drink water AT ALL. Only drinks coke. Asian lady. Tells me it's on her doctors orders :/

Comment by Jake on May 12, 2014 at 8:30

haha, good one Lissa

Comment by Lissa on May 10, 2014 at 6:29

It is interesting. They've finally found a use for what I call "poison in a bottle" :/

Comment by Jake on May 7, 2014 at 12:06

Yeah I myself wouldn't risk spraying it on my plants. I just thought it was interesting.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on May 7, 2014 at 10:19
I wonder is it the pesticide residue the farmers are utilising - or the fact that the cola drinks are quite acid? The pesticide residue would vary from drink to drink I imagine and in some batches might not be present. But the acid content (the pH) would be uniform over batches. Although what that acid would do to the plants sprayed is anyone's guess. And wouldn't the pesticides vary too in what they were? Interesting!

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