The Coke Machine
The Dirty Truth Behind the World's Favorite Soft Drink
Publication Date: September 2010
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Journalist Michael Blanding's "The Coke Machine" probes shocking accusations about the company's global impact, including:
Coca-Cola's history of winning at any cost, even if it meant that its franchisees were making deals with the Nazis and Guatemalan paramilitary squads
How Coke has harmed children's health and contributed to an obesity epidemic through exclusive soda contracts in schools
The horrific environmental impact of Coke bottling plants in India and Mexico, where water supplies have been decimated while toxic pollution has escalated
That Coke bottlers stand accused of conspiring with paramilitaries to threaten, kidnap, and murder union leaders in their bottling plants in Colombia
A disturbing portrait drawn from an award-winning journalist's daring, in-depth research, "The Coke Machine" is the first comprehensive probe of the company and its secret formula for greed.
"Put down your soda, read The Coke Machine, and join the global movement to rein in unaccountable corporations.” ---Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Brightsided