Cola Beverages Used as a Pesticide in Eastern India Farming.

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Cola Beverages Used as a Pesticide in Eastern India Farming.
For farmers in the eastern Indian state of Chhattisgarh it is cheaper than pesticides and gets the job done just as well. The product? Pepsi or Coca-Cola.
Agricultural scientists give them some backing – they say the high sugar content of the drinks can make them effective in combating pests.

Unsurprisingly, Pepsi and Coca-Cola strongly disagree, saying there is nothing in the drinks that can be used in pest control.

Cheaper

Farmers in the Durg, Rajnandgaon and Dhamtari districts of Chhattisgarh say they have successfully used Pepsi and Coke to protect their rice plantations against pests.

All that is happening is that plants get a direct supply of carbohydrates and sugar which in turn boosts the plants’ immunity
Sanket Thakur,
agricultural scientist
It is a trend that has been seen in other parts of India, with farmers also using Indian brands of colas.http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3977351.stm

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