Coke's Newest Headache

Only weeks after the Indian pesticide flap, British students are now boycotting the soft-drink maker due to human-rights concerns

First, it was American nutritionists. Then, Indian environmentalists. Now, soft-drinks titan Coca-Cola (KO) has another determined adversary nipping at its heels: British university students concerned over human-rights issues. In mid-August, the students' union at University of Sussex in southeastern Britain banned all Coca-Cola beverages from student-run bars and shops, citing alleged human-rights abuses in Colombia by the Atlanta-based company. At least four other student unions around Britain are considering similar campus bans.

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