Guarani Indians of Brazil urge Coca-Cola to stop buying sugar from U.S. firm Bunge

Posted on December 20, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Business, Latin America Indigenous Issues, United States reported that the Guarani Indians in Brazil have urged Coca-Cola to stop buying sugar from US food giant Bunge, which has been implicated in a landgrabbing scandal. A recent Oxfam report revealed that Coca-Cola is sourcing sugar from Bunge – which in turn buys sugar cane from land stolen from the Guarani to produce biofuels ‘tainted with Indian blood’. A Guarani spokesman told Survival International, ‘Coca-Cola must stop buying sugar from Bunge. While these companies profit, we are forced to endure hunger, misery, and killings’. Read Article

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