Friday, March 2, 2018

Coke and their water problems

Today, Coca-Cola is the most popular soft drink in the world. However it has always had its fair share of problems throughout its history. Its water woes are a dark secret. It takes 0.71 gallons of water to make 0.26 gallons of Coca-Cola. This becomes a problem when Coca-Cola decides to set up bottling factories in water stressed regions. In such regions when Coca-Cola sets up a bottling plant, they use up too much ground water, causing a fall in the water table and a shortage of drinking water and irrigation water supply. Examples of where this has happened are in several states in India, and several places in Latin America. After a decade of protesting, one plant in India was shut down in 2015, but Coca-Cola plants using up too much local water is still a problem in India, Latin America, and in developing countries around the world.

Miss Tibet 2017

The Miss Tibet 2017 paegant was held in McLeod Ganj, India on 4th June 2017. 21-year-old Tenzin Paldon was crowned Miss Tibet 2017 in a ceremony at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA). Paldon works as cabin crew with a premier airline, apart from modelling. There were a record number of participants from India, United States, and Europe in the 15th edition of the beauty contest. Tenzin Khechoe was named first runner-up and Tenzin Nordron was adjudged second runner-up.