PepsiCo in the McSpotlight
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Inc. operates in many countries considered to have oppressive regimes. It
has subsidiaries in Burma, Mexico, the Philippines and Turkey, bottling
plants in China and during the years of economic sanctions against South
Africa, continued a sales and licensing agreement with a South African company.
PepsiCo owns Kentucky Fried Chicken, the world's largest quick-service chicken restaurant with outlets in 58 countries. KFC has been the focus of recent protests in India.
PepsiCo is part of the food & drink industry.
It is not only the specific practices of individual companies that cause problems. The attitudes created by the currrent system of exploitation gives power and profits to the few, at the expense of people, animals and the environment. It is important to expose the unethical practices of specific companies as their behaviour is often indicative of the entire system.
The main criticism of PepsiCo Inc. is the fact that it operates in countries considered to be oppressive regimes. PepsiCo has subsidiaries in Burma, Mexico, the Philippines and Turkey. It also has a joint venture in India and bottling plants in China. During the years of economic sanctions against South Africa, PepsiCo continued a sales and licensing agreement with a South African company.
PepsiCo has in-house animal-testing facilities, where it conducts nutritional studies on laboratory rats. It also sponsors experiments to test the safety of certain ingredients.
Opposition and Campaigns
Exploitation and profiteering do not need to exist. A better way of running our lives can be created based on the sharing of resources and on respect for each other and for nature. Increasingly people are questioning and challenging those with power and are seeking alternatives. Let's hope it's possible to make a difference.
Products and brandnames:
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Email address(es): email@example.com
Web site(s): www.pepsico.com/web_pages/
Domain name(s): pepsi.com
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