In a case of shocking parental negligence, an alcoholic Frenchman has been jailed after he was found guilty of feeding his children Coca-Cola and nothing else. The father of two who can neither write nor read didn’t realise the gravity of his actions. According to Carol Papon, a representative of French Victims 87 told Agence France Presse (AFP) that the unemployed man spent all his money to fuel his alcohol addiction. He used to exhaust the money within a few days of payment and the children were left with nothing to eat.
Papon said, “They only had Coa-Cola to drink.” The man was also known for his violent behaviour towards his wife and children, and has been imprisoned for three months in the French city of Limoges. History of Coca-Cola and McDonald and True Story of Their Founders.
The deputy public prosecutor told AFP that there was nothing left in their flat. “There was no fridge, the children slept on a mattress without covers and there were no toys… Their father fed them on cakes and coke,” he said.
The extreme diet has taken a toll on the young children’s health. The elder one is suffering from tooth decay from a constant diet of the sugary beverage. Oral Sex Hidden Images in Coca-Cola Poster! Reports Claim 'Feel the Curves' Controversial Ads Were Taken Down in Australia During 80s.
Aerated drinks are corrosive by nature and high in sugar. A cola drinks can be full of caffeine, which can lead to dehydration and tooth decay. The excessive sugar content can also led to many other health issues in children, especially if the diet is exclusively centred on aerated beverages.