Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Do You Drink Coke Or Water? Water or Coke? Your Choice!

~ Read this article containing some very interesting stats:


#1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated..
(Likely applies to half the world population)

#2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak
that it is mistaken for hunger.

#3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as 3%.

#4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs
for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of
Washington study.

#5. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

#6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of
water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain
for up to 80% of sufferers.

#7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term
memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on
the computer screen or on a printed page.

#8.. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of
colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast
cancer by 79%., and one is 50% less likely to develop
bladder cancer. Are you drinking the amount of water
you should drink every day?


#1. In many states the highway patrol carries
two gallons of Coke in the trunk to remove blood from
the highway after a car accident.

#2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of Coke
and it will be gone in two days.

#3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the
toilet bowl and let the ‘real thing’ sit for one hour,
then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes
stains from vitreous china.

#4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers:
Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of Reynolds
Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.

#5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour
a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble
away the corrosion.

#6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Apply a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola
to the rusted bolt for several minutes.

#7. To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into
the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake.
Thirty minutes before ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix
with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy.

#8. To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of Coke
into the load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run
through a regular cycle.. The Coca-Cola will help loosen
grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your


#1 the active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid.
It will dissolve a nail in about four days. Phosphoric
acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major
contributor to the rising increase of osteoporosis.

#2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup! (the concentrate) the
commercial trucks must use a hazardous Material place
cards reserved for highly corrosive materials.

#3. The distributors of Coke have been using it to clean
engines of the trucks for about 20 years!
Now the question is, would you like a glass of water?

Fancy a Coke or Water?

Friday, November 26, 2010

"Nestle running scared"

 Bottle ban argument doesn’t hold water: NestlĂ©

I read with interest the article written by Tina Depko that appeared in the Nov. edition of the Burlington Post, entitled, Thirsty? Try the tap.
In the piece, Ms. Depko quotes City of Burlington diversion co-ordinator Sean Kenney about a number of matters related to bottled water that require correction.
Mr. Kenney states that Burlington’s decision to ban the sale of bottled water in its facilities will divert thousands of single-use water bottles from landfill and reduce greenhouse gas emissions created through manufacturing and transporting single-use water bottles.
He further states that about 60 per cent of these bottles are being diverted from landfill. Beyond the fact that Stewardship Ontario reports that the diversion rate in Halton Region for plastic beverage containers is about 82 per cent, a 2009 City of Vancouver report put this entire matter in proper perspective when staff there wrote that, “The environmental costs of bottled water include the effects of bulk water removal, the life cycle of the bottles and greenhouse gas emissions associated with the transportation of the beverage. With the exception of bulk water removal, these costs are associated with any packaged beverage. The availability of bottled water in civic facilities is limited and represents only a tiny fraction of the market. It is unlikely that its elimination will have a significant impact in terms of reducing solid waste and greenhouse gases.”
Mr. Kenney’s lament that the diversion rate for plastic water bottles is less than 10 per cent in city facilities could have been dealt with at no cost to Burlington taxpayers had council accepted the Canadian beverage industry’s offer last year to host a pilot public spaces recycling program. Similar industry-led pilots in Manitoba, Quebec, Sarnia, Niagara Region and Halifax have yielded diversion rates well above 80 per cent, on average, and as high as 97 per cent.
Mr. Kenney’s statement that bans on bottled water are “happening all over the place” is incorrect.
Burlington is among just 25 municipalities in Canada that have banned the sale of bottled water in their facilities over the last five years. Over the last three years, 102 local governments across the country have formally rejected resolutions to ban the sale of bottled water in their facilities. Most telling, however, is the fact that several thousand local jurisdictions across Canada have determined that there are more important matters to attend to than considering bans on bottled water, like repairing aging water and sewer infrastructure, maintaining and/or improving local service delivery and keeping taxes low.
Most astonishing is Mr. Kenney’s statement that, “At Beachway Park, we’re still going to sell bottled water because people do need to drink water, especially in hot weather.”
On this point, we agree. But it begs the question, don’t Burlington residents need to drink water at any other city facilities, especially in hot weather?
John B. Challinor II,  NestlĂ© Waters Canada
Editor’s note: The Polaris Institute in Ottawa told the Post Tuesday that there are 81 municipalities in Canada that have banned the sale of bottled water at their facilities. 

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

"Get them while they are young - baby's bottled water for $3.50"

Talk about easy feeding on-the-go! This is one of those products that seems like a no brainer. We can't believe this wasn't around ages ago. Luckily for new moms and dads, it's available now. Nourish baby and toddler bottles are purified spring water bottled two ways, formula-ready for baby and spill-proof with a sippy top for your toddler. We're not the only ones that think this product is pretty cool. Celeb moms and dads including Minnie Driver, Tiffany ThiessenNicole Sullivan, and Joey Lawrence don't leave home without it.
Nourish Baby is a patented, ready-to-serve bottle for babies complete with 8 oz purified spring water, volume markings for mixing formula and a baby nipple top - perfect for families on the go and travel. Just add formula, shake, serve and reuse or recycle. Nourish Toddler is a patented, spill-proof bottled water complete with 10 oz purified spring water and a spill-proof sippy top so toddlers and preschoolers can enjoy their independence while mom/dad enjoys smiles instead of spills on the kids, on them, in the car... No more ruining a fun day out with the kids by fighting with a toddler over sharing a beverage or by spilling formula everywhere! Finally a healthy alternative to sticky/sugary juice boxes or flavored milks that helps establish a healthy habit of drinking water.
Nourish products are 100% BPA Free, Phthalate Free, made in the USA, and both recyclable and reusable. So when traveling or engaging in outdoor activities they can be recycled and you can open a clean bottle/clean water rather than trying to wash bottles and sippy cups in public sinks, but they can be washed and reused if you have a trusted location to safely clean them - the best of both worlds for our children and for our world.
Nourish launched just a few months ago and is available at airports, sports arenas, entertainment venues (water parks, botanical gardens...), hotels/resorts, baby boutiques and specialty food stores. Nourish was just awarded a MAX Award for the most innovative new product in Georgia!
This company believes in giving back. The Nourish Haiti Program was launched a few months ago at the request of a customer and Nourish has now donated along with our customers over 5000 bottles to babies and toddlers in Haiti, as Nourish is perfect in disaster relief situations or any time a child lacks access to clean water and clean bottles.
Nourish is available for purchase online for $3.50 per bottle.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Fiji military battling Fiji Water

~ A close associate of Fiji’s military strongman has revealed that he quit as defence minister yesterday because the regime is targeting the ownership of one of the country’s most successful exports, Fiji Water.
Epeli Ganilau quit yesterday while the self-described prime minister, Voreqe Bainimarama, is in China on undefined business.
Rumours have grown that the military wanted to take over Fiji Water, which is the top selling bottled water in the United States and likely to globally over take French bottled water.
It is privately owned by Los Angeles billionaires Stewart and Lynda Rae Resnick who also own Teleflora and the Franklin Mint.
Two years ago the military government tried to put a 20 cent per litre royalty on Fiji Water, but yielded to pressure from the company when they said they would pull out if taxed.
Fiji Water earns around US$150 million a year in sales and makes up 20 percent of Fiji exports and 3  per cent of its gross domestic product.
In martial law-controlled Fiji, where the media is heavily censored, rumours have grown that the military government wants to take over Fiji Water and force it into local ownership, as it did with the once Rupert Murdoch-owned Fiji Times.
The military appointed attorney-general Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum was said to have ordered the deportation of Fiji Water’s CEO, David Roth.
Ganilau, who preceded Bainimarama as military commander, was a close supporter of the 2006 coup which ended Fiji’s democracy. He announced his resignation as defence minister yesterday, leaving the office within hours.
This morning he told the FijiLive website that Fiji Water was behind the resignation.
“We had some differences over the David Roth issue,” he said, adding he had resigned willingly.
He said he did not agree with discussions he had with the regime concerning Roth. 
“I sent my resignation through email but it has not been acknowledged by the PM as yet.”

Monday, November 15, 2010

Liquid Gold

 Sometimes you've got to admire their sheer audacity.
Talk about selling ice to eskimos.
We’re referring to those cunning folk flogging us all that bottled water.
Think about it. You can get perfectly healthy stuff straight from the tap for almost nothing, yet millions of Australians are forking out more than $3 a litre for the bottled variety, double the price of petrol.
Apparently, we spent more than half a billion dollars on bottled water last year.
The question is, just what do we think we're buying in those fancy bottles?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Most Expensive Tap Water on Earth?

 Bottled water comes only from pristine streams, right? Not necessarily.

In fact, nearly half of all bottled water is reprocessed tap water, sold at prices up to 3,000 times higher than consumers pay for tap water. And even before the additional processing, the water meets federal water-quality standards.

From CBS news

Monday, November 8, 2010

Bottled Water: 10 Shockers "They" don't want you to know

American tap water? It's considered some of the safest in the world. Yet countless Americans shun the stuff that flows from faucets and fountains and buy bottled water instead.

What's really in the stuff and why does it cost 3,000 times more than tap?

Here Dr. Peter Gleick, the author of "Bottled and Sold: 
The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water," shares 10 of the most shocking facts about bottled water.

from CBS news

Friday, November 5, 2010

It takes a lot of oil to make water bottles

~ It takes the equivalent of 17 million barrels of oil just to make the plastic bottles for our bottled water consumption in the U.S., says Dr. Gleick, who worries that our demand for bottled water puts pressure on our energy resources and contributes to our dependence on foreign oil.

(a report from CBS news)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Uni weighs bottled water ban

 from The Canberra Times
28 Oct, 2010 09:31 AM

The University of Canberra is considering banning the sale of bottled water, which could be a $100,000 loss for campus retailers.

The move had some of the university's 8000-plus students worried the Bundanoon-style ban to become Australia's first bottled water-free campus may increase the sale of unhealthier soft drinks.

University management has already decided to install cold water bubblers and will now consider the ban suggested by a group of students. The bubblers will allow students to fill up re-usable plastic bottles as opposed to buying fresh ones.

The ban is a continuation of the ACT's war on environmentally unfriendly plastic, with the territory Government expected today to succeed in the Legislative Assembly to ban plastic shopping bags.
Between 50,000 and 60,000 plastic bottles of water are sold at the University of Canberra every year. The University of Canberra Student Association broadly supports the ban but has reservations about some of the details.
For more on this story, including comments that revellers at university festivals should still be able to buy water, and that the move may lead to the sale of more soft drinks, see the print edition of today's Canberra Times.