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Coke to Develop Drinks Based on Chinese Herbs
MarketWatch ^ | October 14, 2007 | By Robert Daniel

Posted on 10/14/2007 6:26:57 PM PDT by JACKRUSSELL

(TEL AVIV) -- Coca-Cola Co. said it opened a research center in Beijing that will partner with a Chinese research center to develop drinks based on Chinese herbal ingredients and formulas.

The Coca-Cola Research Center for Chinese Medicine opened within the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences. The academy is the national center for research, health care and education in traditional Chinese medicine, the Atlanta soft-drink giant said.

Coke, the world's largest maker of non-alcoholic beverages, has a long-term collaboration agreement with the academy, which is overseen by the country's Ministry of Health......

(Excerpt) Read more at marketwatch.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; cocacola

1 posted on 10/14/2007 6:27:06 PM PDT by JACKRUSSELL
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To: Duchess47; jahp; LilAngel; metmom; EggsAckley; Battle Axe; SweetCaroline; Grizzled Bear; ...
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”Made in China” Ping.

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2 posted on 10/14/2007 6:27:50 PM PDT by JACKRUSSELL
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To: JACKRUSSELL

Leaded or unleaded?


3 posted on 10/14/2007 6:29:42 PM PDT by Mark (REMEMBER: Mean spirited, angry remarks against my postings won't feed even one hungry child.)
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To: JACKRUSSELL

Since when is Lead an Herb?, LOL!


4 posted on 10/14/2007 6:30:09 PM PDT by cmsgop (Hillary's Milkshake is better than Your's, She could teach you, but you would rather go blind.......)
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To: JACKRUSSELL

What makes Coke think that we want to ingest something made in China? Until the Chinese get their act together on food safety and seem to care about whether or not their goods make us ill, then, no thanks.


5 posted on 10/14/2007 6:30:36 PM PDT by Blogger (Propheteuon.com)
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To: JACKRUSSELL

Melamine = the Chinese version of cocaine, without the high.


6 posted on 10/14/2007 6:31:10 PM PDT by Kieri (Midwest Snark Claw & Feather Club Founder)
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To: JACKRUSSELL

Based on the current quality of Chinese products and additives, they could call the new product...CROKE.


7 posted on 10/14/2007 6:32:55 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (Round up the homeless - Soylent Green needs inputs.)
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To: JACKRUSSELL

This might actually be an opportunity. I’ve ingested a few of the herbal formulas from China. While there might be some ‘hocus-pocus’ from a Western perspective, there are certain herbal formulas that do provide benefits (for instance, try some puh-er tea for a scratchy throat sometime).


8 posted on 10/14/2007 6:34:01 PM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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To: JACKRUSSELL
Wonder how long before these get recalled?
9 posted on 10/14/2007 6:35:14 PM PDT by teacherwoes ("It is vain to expect a well-balanced government without a well-balanced society" -Gideon Welles)
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To: Blogger
What makes Coke think that we want to ingest something made in China?

Perhaps the Coca Cola company has a much larger market in mind.

10 posted on 10/14/2007 6:38:32 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: JACKRUSSELL
ONE IN EVERY BOTTLE

11 posted on 10/14/2007 6:39:00 PM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: JACKRUSSELL

e-Cola?


12 posted on 10/14/2007 6:45:38 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo (Earth - Taking care of itself since 4.6 billion BC)
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To: devolve; JACKRUSSELL

Herbicide more likely, lol. How foolish of Coke at this particular time!


13 posted on 10/14/2007 6:49:45 PM PDT by potlatch ("Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we might as well dance!")
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To: WorkingClassFilth

CROKE!

ROFL!


14 posted on 10/14/2007 6:58:09 PM PDT by donna (Chickens grown in the USA; then processed in CHINA; then sold in the USA. Huh?)
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To: donna

They could revive their old ad campaigns for internation sales: CROKE adds life!


15 posted on 10/14/2007 7:02:17 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (Round up the homeless - Soylent Green needs inputs.)
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To: JACKRUSSELL
Copycats!


16 posted on 10/14/2007 7:04:47 PM PDT by Dumpster Baby ("Hope somebody finds me before the rats do .....")
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To: JACKRUSSELL

Herb who?


17 posted on 10/14/2007 7:08:40 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: JACKRUSSELL

Lead Lite
Cherry Lead
Classic Lead
Diet Lead


18 posted on 10/14/2007 7:09:44 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: Tench_Coxe

Chinese formulas? Maybe.

Chinese ingredients? It’s your funeral.


19 posted on 10/14/2007 7:10:57 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: JACKRUSSELL

Drop Dead Cola?


20 posted on 10/14/2007 7:12:15 PM PDT by airborne (Proud to be a conservative! Proud to support Duncan Hunter for President!)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

“Based on the current quality of Chinese products and additives, they could call the new product...CROKE”

ROTFLMAO!!


21 posted on 10/14/2007 7:13:42 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: JACKRUSSELL
Coke to Develop Drinks Based on Chinese Herbs

Which one?

Lead, or diethylene glycol?

22 posted on 10/14/2007 7:29:25 PM PDT by SIDENET (I don't want to find "common ground" with a bunch of damn leftists.)
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To: JACKRUSSELL

I predict the first defective drink will be recalled because it dissolves the plastic bottle, releasing the potion all over the store shelves.


23 posted on 10/14/2007 7:55:32 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: JACKRUSSELL

I cant believe this, Pepsi for me.


24 posted on 10/14/2007 8:07:41 PM PDT by sweetiepiezer (Duncan Hunter .....................a man of his word.)
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To: Mark

Leaded of course. Lots and lots of lead.


25 posted on 10/14/2007 8:10:53 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: Blogger
What makes Coke think that we want to ingest something made in China?

What makes you thin that we're the target market? Coke sells a lot of things in a lot of places.

26 posted on 10/14/2007 8:13:55 PM PDT by ReignOfError
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To: WorkingClassFilth
Based on the current quality of Chinese products and additives, they could call the new product...CROKE.

LMAO! ****** POST OF THE DAY ******

Love it!
27 posted on 10/14/2007 9:00:33 PM PDT by mkjessup (Jan 20, 2009 - "We Don't Know. Where Rudy Went. Just Glad He's Not. The President. Burma Shave.")
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To: WorkingClassFilth
Based on the current quality of Chinese products and additives, they could call the new product...CROKE.

Excellent!

28 posted on 10/14/2007 9:02:24 PM PDT by null and void (Lib-uh-rulz can't foresee even the clearest consequences to their actions...)
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To: JACKRUSSELL

Tiger Penis Energy Drink bump.


29 posted on 10/14/2007 9:04:38 PM PDT by Nachoman (My guns and my ammo, they comfort me.)
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To: JACKRUSSELL

I’ve used a number of ‘chinese’ herbs, and I am reasonably sure that the drinks will taste wierd enough that nobody will buy them twice!


30 posted on 10/14/2007 9:05:31 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Turning the general election into a second Democrat primary is not a winning strategy.)
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To: metmom; Tench_Coxe
"Chinese formulas? Maybe.

Chinese ingredients? It’s your funeral."

You're right. Most of the herbs used by natural health practitioners come from India, and their quality is reliable because the upper caste of India uses them too.

31 posted on 10/14/2007 9:09:56 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Turning the general election into a second Democrat primary is not a winning strategy.)
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To: JACKRUSSELL

Tiger penis?


32 posted on 10/14/2007 9:10:30 PM PDT by endthematrix (He was shouting 'Allah!' but I didn't hear that. It just sounded like a lot of crap to me.)
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To: NewHampshireDuo
e-Cola?

May I be the first to congratulate you on that witticism. I trully did, 'laugh out loud.'

PaMom

33 posted on 10/14/2007 9:11:13 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them. Jane Austen.)
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To: JACKRUSSELL

lol!!


34 posted on 10/14/2007 9:12:13 PM PDT by KoRn (Just Say NO ....To Liberal Republicans - FRED THOMPSON FOR PRESIDENT!)
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To: JACKRUSSELL

Blech, no thank you


35 posted on 10/14/2007 9:12:29 PM PDT by Kaslin (The Surge has worked and the Neo-Commies know it)
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To: JACKRUSSELL
I don't know about you guys, but I know a lot of people who would drink goat pee if they thought some old Chinese guy lived to be 120 on the stuff.

If you mix it up, and can convince folks it will slow the inevitable, they will drink it, eat it, or rub it on somewhere :)

36 posted on 10/14/2007 9:16:36 PM PDT by lawnguy (The wand chooses the wizard, Mr. Potter.)
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To: JACKRUSSELL

37 posted on 10/14/2007 9:40:15 PM PDT by bobbyd (Flyer, I love and miss you...Lords best my FRiend)
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To: JACKRUSSELL

Panda-flavored Coke, now in unleaded.


38 posted on 10/14/2007 10:19:28 PM PDT by gunservative
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To: Dumpster Baby

This pict reminds me of a story I heard about in china. All over they have noodle stands on the streets in China. One of them seemed to have become hugely popular. In the past some noodle stands would add opium to their noodles to get people addicted. So the cops suspect the same thing and go and test the noodles for opium. The soup comes up drug free. The people still would line up for those particular noodles. Cops were stumped.... until they realized the owner of the noodle stand was wiping opium on the inside of the bowls, knowing the cops would check the soup but not the bowls.

Just thought it was an interesting story.


39 posted on 10/14/2007 10:38:59 PM PDT by Walkingfeather (u)
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To: JACKRUSSELL

Is hemlock a Chinese herb?


40 posted on 10/14/2007 10:42:32 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby (I was born with nothing. So far I have most of it left.)
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To: abigailsmybaby

Hemlock will spoil your day!


41 posted on 10/15/2007 7:54:35 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Turning the general election into a second Democrat primary is not a winning strategy.)
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To: editor-surveyor
Yeah, puts a real kink into everything. SmileyCentral.com
42 posted on 10/15/2007 8:40:44 AM PDT by abigailsmybaby (I was born with nothing. So far I have most of it left.)
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To: JACKRUSSELL

These guys never learned from their fiasco back in the 80’s with COKE.

If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.


43 posted on 10/15/2007 1:30:04 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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