What is your first thought? Mine was, is that kinda good news on #7 and not so good news on #8? Yea, I think so right?
Let's look at #7 because I can go off the chart on #8 (GMO's in HFCS, how about stevia for a low-calorie sweetener and what is with the high levels of 4-methylimidazole (4-MI), a known animal carcinogen in your coke and diet coke?) and I really don't want to go there.
You see there are countless (did you see the pic above??) Coca-Cola products being consumed every day around the world. We cannot stop that. We don't want to stop that. Think of all of the people Coke employs around the globe? That is something we want to support.
We must support Coke in their green efforts like researching and changing their cans to BPA free containers. Coke® has a big responsibility to consumers worldwide and changing their cans can impact health of people around the world.
In my opinion, the Coca Cola Company should have already switched to BPA free cans and they have a long way to go to make their line of products something that I would allow my kids to have regularly. Although my husband is a Coke addict, I have only allowed my youngest daughter to have a total of a half dozen sodas in her life. And she only got those cokes because of my acquired use of the finely honed, poor parenting skill of bribery.
Still, the green news that The Coca-Cola Company is starting to get their act together now when it comes to BPA, is good for consumers any way you slurp it.
P.S.- Have you heard about The Green PolkaDot Box ! Recently launched with over 12,000 members and backed by the Organic Consumer's Association, you can easily buy NonGMO organics at wholesale pricing online. It's like a Sam's club but focused on products for green, healthy living!! You can even shop by dietary restrictions like gluten free, vegan or diabetic.
Sources: Thank you to my fellow Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families fellow Mom Blogger Lori Alper from Groovy Green Livin' for the Google+ she gave today to the Center for Science in the Public Interest article about the carcinogen found in Coke and Diet Coke, Center for Science in the Public Interest , The Coca Cola Company
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