Coca-Cola to check Cambodia land-grab claim – atimes.com, November 12, 2013
…The move came a month after global human rights group Oxfam and its supporters kicked off a campaign calling on Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Associated British Foods, three of the largest players in the sugar industry, to “commit” to zero tolerance for land grabs. In the campaign, Oxfam cited, among others, a seven-year-old land grab case in Cambodia.
Some 200 families in Sre Ambel district in the Koh Khong province have been fighting for land from which they were evicted in 2006 to make way for a sugar plantation supplying Tate & Lyle Sugars, which sells sugar to franchises that manufacture and bottle products for Coca-Cola and PepsiCo.
The plantation is controlled by companies which are 70% owned by Thai sugar giant Khon Kaen Sugar Co Ltd (KSL)…
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