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Coca-Cola Yanks Controversial Ingredient

Company phases out brominated vegetable oil in Powerade

(Newser) - Looks like a teenager's online petition has induced Coca-Cola to remove an ingredient from Powerade. The Mississippi teen, Sarah Kavanagh, led the charge with two Change.org petitions against brominated vegetable oil—one targeting Powerade , the other Gatorade —that gathered nearly 260,000 supporters in all, the AP... More »

Pepsi Yanks Controversial Gatorade Ingredient

Brominated vegetable oil gone after customer complaints

(Newser) - PepsiCo is removing a controversial ingredient from its Gatorade sports drink following customer complaints. A spokeswoman says the move had been in the works for the past year after the company began "hearing rumblings" from consumers about the ingredient. She said it wasn't a response to a petition... More »

Flame-Retardant Chemical Lurks in Soda, Sports Drinks

Brominated vegetable oil is in 10% of the drinks America buys

(Newser) - Nasty or neutral? Brominated vegetable oil, a long-used drink additive tucked into the ingredients list of about 10% of the drinks sold in America, finds itself the subject of fresh debate. It's used in Mountain Dew, Gatorade, and other citrus drinks in order to distribute that lemon/lime/orange flavor evenly,... More »

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