Cutting Off Coke

Sudan threatens to cut off the world’s Coke supply in retaliation for sanctions over Darfur. The majority of the gum arabic used in soft drinks comes from Sudan, as the Sudanese ambassador to Washington reminded everyone yesterday at a very weird press conference. “I can stop that gum arabic and all of us will have lost this,” he said, gesturing to a bottle of Coke. As for that pesky, on-going genocide? A matter of opinion, he says.

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