Bugs hate Coke

This story is fascinating, and a cautionary tale for the continent’s favorite poison.

Farmers in the Durg, Rajnandgaon and Dhamtari districts of Chhattisgarh say they have successfully used Pepsi and Coke to protect their rice plantations against pests.It is a trend that has been seen in other parts of India, with farmers also using Indian brands of colas.The practice of using soft drinks in lieu of pesticides, which are 10 times more expensive, gained so much popularity that sales of the drinks increased drastically in remote villages.

via Pepsi and Coca-Cola Used As Pesticide In India Because They’re Cheap and Get The Job Done.

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