International beverage companies like Coca-Cola and PepsiCo should do more to prevent land grabs in countries such as Cambodia by refusing to buy sugar from companies that have driven farmers off their land, a report released today by Oxfam International argues. The report, titled Nothing sweet about it: How sugar fuels land grabs, states that two companies belonging to Thailand’s Kon Kaen Sugar Co. Ltd. (KSL) are responsible for evicting 456 families from Koh Kong province’s Sre Ambel district. Because the companies have supplied sugar to global giant Tate & Lyle, which in return sells sugar to Coca-Cola
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