Q. 84.7( 3 Votes )

Can you recall the incident such as pesticides being found in soft drinks? How is this related to the use of pesticides? Discuss.

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According to research done by CSE- center for science and research, there is a high level of pesticides detected in many soft drinks. For example, Thumbs Up has the highest pesticide content of 15.2 percent. Followed by Coca-Cola and 7up with 13.4 percent 12.5 percent respectively. Next are Pepsi and Mirinda with approximately 10 to 11%. Last is Fanta with approximately 9.1 percent content. These reports were made public to create awareness about its harmfulness. The consumers of the soft drinks are mostly the youth as compared to the adults. Even after this shocking revelation, many people have not been able to get rid of this habit. The regular usage of soft drinks can affect the liver and lead to cancer. In rural areas and even in certain urban areas soft drinks are used as pesticides because they are cheap and abundantly available undefined farmers found it easy to use this as compared to the proper pesticides because of the low cost.


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