Nearly 18,000 people wrote the government over the summer and fall to protest arcane new rules that may kill off the iconic Smith Brothers Dairy, as well as two other family-owned Northwest milk farms. But that eye-popping opposition from the public had no effect on the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Drink companies, including big players like Atlanta-based Coca-Cola, are interested in the enhanced water market because it is growing quickly and the margins are better than for regular bottled water.
A new soft drink made in Colombia may not be cola, but it's definitely coca. A Nasa Indian company in southern Colombia has created a golden, carbonated drink made from coca leaf extract, and they plan to market it as an alternative to Coca-Cola.