Tap water has been the subject of much debate lately as the growing evidence suggesting that emerges from tap water often contains antibiotics and above the permissible limits fluoride. For this reason many people opt for bottled water instead. However, recent findings show that, in most cases, bottled water is just bottled tap water.
To this end, “ Corporate Accountability International, ” a group of defense has been examining the content and quality of bottled water for years, forcing companies to clearly state the nature of water they sell and to stop its misleading advertising.
As a result of his campaign, last Friday the Pepsi Corporation finally admitted that they have been falsely marketing its Aquafina bottled water as purified water or spring, when it is actually tap water. Now they have to clearly indicate on the label that is nothing more than tap water.
This inevitably will reduce the sale of one of the most popular brands of bottled water worldwide.
In the words of Michelle Naughton, a representative of PepsiCo, “ If this helps clarify the fact that the water comes from public sources, then it is a reasonable thing to do .”
There is no other product that “Corporate Accountability International” objective and Dasani bottled water from Coca-Cola. However, the Coca Cola Company still refuse to confess to false advertising though Dasani has also been found to be nothing more than tap water.
According Diana Garza Ciarlante, a spokeswoman for Coca-Cola, “ do not believe that consumers are confused about the source of Dasani water. The label clearly indicates that it is purified water “.
Regarding the controversy surrounding the bottled water goes, there has been another, rather disturbing piece of news. Namely, the largest water supplier in Niagara Bottling announced that one of its docks were contaminated with E-Coli, who made a number of leading companies that produce bottled water to recall their products from the market.
Source: Healthy Food House