Global firms such as Starbucks ... have come under fire for avoiding
paying tax on their British sales. There seems to be a growing culture od
namung and shaming companies...
Starbucks , for example, had sales of UKpound 400m in the UK last year, but
paid no corporation tax. It transferred some money to a Dutch sister
company in royalty payments, bought coffee beans from Swiss and paid high
interest rates to borrow from other parts of the business. http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-20560359
Starbucks has declared that
it will no longer use cochineal extract, an insect-derived
red coloring, in its wares. If anyone is imagining that the use
of this dye is rare or new, they’re mistaken.
UCLA “economic botany” website we learn, among other things,
that cochineal bug, or Dactylopius coccus, if you want
to address it formally, is an insect that sucks the sap of
prickly pear cactus and was used by the early Mixtec Indians of
pre-Hispanic Mexico as a red dye for clothing. The insects were
carefully farmed by these peoples. They even domesticated it.
香港星巴克 自从中环中银大厦(Bank of China Tower)厕所中“星巴克咖啡店专用”水龙头的照片传到网上之后，许多顾客都在质问，他们是否在用厕所用水制作咖啡。
香港本地报纸《苹果日报》(local newspaper Apple Daily) 率先登出该系列照片:
" Hong Kong University School of Public Health associate
professor Benjamin Cowling 对《香港杂志》说，过滤系统能除去细菌，但除不掉比细菌体积更小的病毒。