Denise HrubyOctober 7, 2013 23:34
KOH KONG, Cambodia — Song Kong wouldn’t think of buying a Coke or Pepsi at the local village store in rural Cambodia. With an income of about $1.50 per day, he needs every penny to keep his five children from starving. Despite Kong’s thriftiness, Oxfam contends that the soft drink powerhouses are already taking food from his children’s mouths. The organization alleges that a plantation whose sugar ends up in the companies’ products has robbed 457 families of their farmland — their primary source of income.