Thursday, November 04, 2004

Things Grow Better With Coke

Farmers in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh have discovered that spraying their fields with Coke (or Pepsi) works as well as using pesticides, and is 1/10th the cost. Agricultural specialist Devendra Sharma explains that the soft drinks coat the plants with sugar. The sugar attracts ants, and the ants eat other insect larvae. I thought Coke was mostly good for opening rusted bolts.


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