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

Michael Blanding

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Ever since its "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing" commercials from the 1970s, Coca-Cola has billed itself as the world's beverage, uniting all colors and cultures in a mutual love of its caramel-sweet sugar water. The formula has worked incredibly well, making it one of the most profitable companies on the planet and Coca-Cola the world's second-most-recognized word after hello. However, as the company expands its reach into both domestic and foreign markets, an increasing number of the world's citizens are finding the taste of Coke more bitter than sweet. Journalist Michael Blanding's The Coke Machine probes shocking accusations about the company's global impact, including: -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 A disturbing portrait drawn from an award-winning journalist's daring, in-depth research, The Coke Machine is the first comprehensive probe of the company and its secret formula for greed.

Language:

English

Narrators:

George K. Wilson

Length:

13h


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

10:43


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

35:58


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

33:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

46:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

40:06


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

33:31


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

38:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

40:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

36:38


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

34:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

35:29


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

36:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

34:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

44:00


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

35:59


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

32:29


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

36:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

45:59


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

43:45


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

45:57


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

39:26