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Gatorade to remove controversial ingredient
Associated Press ^ | Jan 25, 2013 2:33 PM EST | Candice Choi

Posted on 01/25/2013 11:53:58 AM PST by Olog-hai

PepsiCo Inc. is removing a controversial ingredient from its Gatorade sports drink in response to customer complaints. A spokeswoman for the company, Molly Carter, said Friday that the change was in the works for the past year after the company began “hearing rumblings” from consumers about the ingredient. …

The petition on Change.org noted that the ingredient, brominated vegetable oil, has been patented as a flame retardant and is banned in Japan and the European Union. …

For Gatorade, Carter said the ingredient is used as an “emulsifier,” meaning it distributes flavoring evenly so that it doesn’t collect at the surface. She said it was used only in select varieties including orange and “citrus cooler.” Other drinks that use brominated vegetable oil, or BVO, include Coca-Cola’s Fanta and PepsiCo’s Mountain Dew. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Food; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: bvo; emulsifiers; flameretardant; gatorade

1 posted on 01/25/2013 11:54:04 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Yeah, I heard that bromated vegtable oil is bad stuff. Mt. Dew is loaded with it... and I’m in trouble! Kinda like the nasty high fructose corn syrup.


2 posted on 01/25/2013 11:58:06 AM PST by Obadiah (America is Babylon)
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To: Olog-hai

Shake Well before pouring over coach’s head !!!


3 posted on 01/25/2013 11:58:18 AM PST by WKB ( Remember "Bush Lied and People Died" Now it's "People died and Obama Lied")
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To: Olog-hai

They are ignoring the real culprit. They don’t talk about it, but people who have done a little research have verified that Gatorade contains measurable amounts of dihydrogen monoxide. This stuff kills thousands of people every year — yet many school children are habitually exposed to it during sporting or other activities. Congress will ban it one of these days, but for now, the scourge goes almost unrecognized.


4 posted on 01/25/2013 11:58:42 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: Olog-hai
...the ingredient, brominated vegetable oil, has been patented as a flame retardant...

Should I douse my computer with it before posting on Free Republic?

-PJ

5 posted on 01/25/2013 12:00:46 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Olog-hai

I wonder if this protects against spontaneous combustion?


6 posted on 01/25/2013 12:01:45 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: ClearCase_guy
Gatorade contains measurable amounts of dihydrogen monoxide

Hardly coincidental that dihydrogen monoxide is also used as a fire retardent.

7 posted on 01/25/2013 12:04:18 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Olog-hai

I would imagine that if anyone ever took the time to research all the posted ingredients in a product EVERYTHING would be banned.

Like an earlier poster (on another thread) had said he took a test for health insurance and they called it the
enitocin test
(supposedly to see if you smoked - may be a joke etc but it is ‘cute’)

Always got a kick out of Evian backwards is Naive ...


8 posted on 01/25/2013 12:06:50 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: Olog-hai

Japan....a Country where BVO is an outlawed food additive but nicotine is just fine...LOL! Japanese energy drinks come with a kick.


9 posted on 01/25/2013 12:06:50 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: Olog-hai

It was initially added to prevent jock humor, lighting farts.


10 posted on 01/25/2013 12:07:39 PM PST by Cyman
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To: SampleMan

George Bush used it when they did dihydrogen monoxide boarding, interrogations!


11 posted on 01/25/2013 12:10:22 PM PST by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Lethal amounts of Dihydrogen monoxide have also been found in many aquifers and reservoirs. Trace amounts have also been discovered during early morning hours on lawns that are frequented by children and pets.


12 posted on 01/25/2013 12:16:09 PM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

“Congress will ban it one of these days”

Please - the dihydrogen monoxide lobbyists have figured out a way to make the horses drink, so to speak - offers that cannot be refused.


13 posted on 01/25/2013 12:16:22 PM PST by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: Olog-hai
brominated vegetable oil, has been patented as a flame retardant
Been a runner for 30 years and downed more than my share of Gatorade.
Never had any problem with flames so I guess the BVO is working.
14 posted on 01/25/2013 12:16:52 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Gatorade contains measurable amounts of dihydrogen monoxide.

I have heard that Hydrogen Hydroxide is also very bad and that some kids are actually permitted to bath in it supposedly for the health benefits of doing so.

How crazy is that!

15 posted on 01/25/2013 12:20:05 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: jakerobins

Japan....a Country where BVO is an outlawed food additive but nicotine is just fine...LOL! Japanese energy drinks come with a kick.

Nicotine in drinks? That is totally kicka$$ and explains how they work for like 20 hour days... Maybe that is why they are so skinny and healthy.....

The Bad thing anbout smoking is not the nicotine, but instead it is the smoke itself. Nicotine is probnably only as bad as Caffine when used as an additive. If people smoked tea leaves and coffee beans they would probably have just as high rates of cancer as tobacco smokers.


16 posted on 01/25/2013 12:33:29 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Olog-hai

Those who work out in the heat gotta have that flame retardant.


17 posted on 01/25/2013 12:49:32 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: ClearCase_guy

LOL! It’s odorless (unless it comes from a swamp) and tasteless too!


18 posted on 01/25/2013 12:50:12 PM PST by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Olog-hai

That does it, I’m switching to Brawndo. It’s got what plants crave.


19 posted on 01/25/2013 12:57:41 PM PST by ReagansShinyHair
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To: Olog-hai

I quit gaterade and sodas because of the stuff in them. Sticking to coffee and tea and hoping they have not put too much fillercrap and pestcides in those.

Same with food. Anything packaged has so much exotic chemicals and most that stuff comes from china.


20 posted on 01/25/2013 1:03:39 PM PST by winodog (Thank you Jesus for the calm in my life)
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To: GraceG

Nicotine without the smoke does increase blood pressure so it is not completely benign but you are right, smoke is the worst way to take a drug.


21 posted on 01/25/2013 1:14:38 PM PST by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: ClearCase_guy
They don’t talk about it, but people who have done a little research have verified that Gatorade contains measurable amounts of dihydrogen monoxide.

Mandrake, have you never wondered why I drink only pure grain alcohol? It's because I gave up distilled water and rain water after finding out that even they were contaminating my precious bodily fluids with dihydrogen monoxide.

22 posted on 01/25/2013 1:54:24 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: dangerdoc
Nicotine without the smoke does increase blood pressure so it is not completely benign

Got that right. Nicotine is extremely toxic. Pure nicotine requires only a small dose to kill you dead right there.

23 posted on 01/25/2013 1:57:06 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Olog-hai

Customers complaints caused business to change product.

I dare a company to respond to customer complaints.


24 posted on 01/25/2013 2:02:47 PM PST by ThomasThomas
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To: Olog-hai

Of course someone should point out that if an ingredient is a fire retardant and is therefore bad for a person, then the fire retardant ingredient water is also bad ...


25 posted on 01/25/2013 2:02:57 PM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: Pontiac
How crazy is that!

Now worse than the levels of hydric acid in the tap water everywhere...

26 posted on 01/25/2013 2:03:51 PM PST by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: Pontiac
How crazy is that!

No worse than the levels of hydric acid in the tap water everywhere...

27 posted on 01/25/2013 2:04:05 PM PST by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: IYAS9YAS
No worse than the levels of hydric acid in the tap water everywhere...

OH, your right that’s bad too.

28 posted on 01/25/2013 2:09:30 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Olog-hai

how about the fetal cell lines used in flavoring... not controversial??


29 posted on 01/25/2013 2:34:17 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: oh8eleven

You must never have eaten my Chili?
The kind that melts ear wax, ignites navel lint and you need ice cubes for toilet tissue in the morning!
:^}


30 posted on 01/25/2013 2:38:49 PM PST by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: Olog-hai

Gatorade is about 99.9% water...last I heard, that was even a more potent fire retardant.


31 posted on 01/25/2013 4:21:52 PM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (...and to the Republic for which it STOOD...)
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To: Olog-hai

“Drink *NEW* Gatorade - Feel the Burn...”


32 posted on 01/25/2013 5:32:46 PM PST by Hegemony Cricket (The emperor < still > has no pedigree.)
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