It has been around two years since the license of Johnson & Johnson to make cosmetics at a plant outside Mumbai was cancelled in March 2013 on finding that ingredients causing cancer to babies. But there had been no outrage by the highly qualified media (national and international), intellectuals and obviously government about this. This is quite strange and obvious as well. What we can expect from us than this? We as a nation prefer to just talk about something that has passed but not something that is challenging us.
This is not an isolated and single case of such negligence by the reputed MNCs in India. There have been a lot of controversies for different products qualities such as Nestle, Cadbury and soft drinks by Coca-Cola and Pepsi. In case of colas, claims have been made by farmers across India that they use different soft drinks as pesticide. Also there had been numerous reports that cola products can be used as toilet cleaner. That means colas are not good for health in any ways if these claims are true and can be substantiated. But there had hardly been any investigation about these claims. Rather these claims have underplayed by so called experts, media houses and intellectuals coloring these as false, saffron and other.