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The Coke Machine: The Dirty Truth Behind the World's Favorite Soft Drink

Author: Micheal Blanding
Publisher: Avery
Format: pdf

Publisher: Avery | ISBN: 1583334068 | edition 2010 | PDF | 385 pages |

[This book is not authorized by or endorsed by The Coca-Cola Company.]

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.

Reviews
Every company has a dark side, and you won't believe how dark Coca-Cola's is. After reading this book, good luck having a Coke and a smile.
[Morgan Spurlock, director of Supersize Me]

In The Coke Machine, Michael Blanding takes a tough, unsweetened look at the business practices of this iconic American company. His investigations reveal the costs in ethics, health, public resources, and sometimes even human life, of Coca-Cola's relentless pressure to expand sales of its products. This book is a terrific introduction to the inner workings of corporate capitalism as it plays out on a global scale.
[Marion Nestle, author of Food Politics and What to Eat]

Coca-Cola wants to teach the world to sing, but in the process they've trashed water supplies, peddled sugar to generations of kids, and undermined worker's rights around the world. Put down your soda, read The Coke Machine, and join the global movement to rein in unaccountable corporations.
[Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America]

Michael Blanding is an award-winning magazine writer whose investigative journalism has taken him around the world. Based in Boston, he has written for The Nation, The New Republic, salon.com, The Boston Globe, Condé Nast Traveler, and Boston magazine, where he is a contributing editor.