Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sushil Bhatt Vs Moon Beverages Limited & Others dated 31/08/2021.
Grievance in the application was that M/s Moon Beverages Ltd. and M/s Varun Beverages Ltd. were operating at Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh in violation of environmental norms by discharging effluents in the nearby drain against the provisions of the Water Act, 1974. They are also extracting groundwater illegally.
Dietary intake of added sugars has increased dramatically worldwide during the past few decades, coinciding with increases in obesity and noncommunicable diseases. About 75% of all processed foods and beverages contain added sugar in the United States.
Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Toxic Elements in Soft Drinks, 29/11/2016. Samples of food items are picked up for testing and analysis by the State/UT Food Safety Departments from time to time. Separate data about samples of soft drinks having been tested/found not conforming to specified standards, has not been compiled centrally.