All the More Reason to Give Coke the Boot …
From a health perspective, drinking Coke or any soft drink is a disaster. Just one extra can of soda per day can add as much as 15 pounds to your weight over the course of a single year, not to mention increase your risk of diabetes by 85 percent.
From my perspective, there is absolutely NO REASON you or your kids should ever drink soda. If you were stranded in the middle of a desert with no other fluid available, then maybe, but other than that … none, nada, zip, zero. No excuses.
Now, when you add in Coca-Cola's alleged crimes against human rights, the environment and social responsibility, it makes it that much more important to boycott from your life. When you make a purchase you're using your money to lend support to the company behind the brand … and if it doesn't match up to your principles, it's time to withdraw your support.
Coca-Cola, of course, is not unique in their shady dealings. It is rare to find a multinational corporation that is operating according to any level of moral or ethical scruples. Still, that doesn't excuse the behavior or make it any less atrocious.
So the next time you're thinking of making a purchase that will further support this corporate giant, you may want to think twice and instead put your money toward an organization that is more in line with your own value system.