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  • Powerade drops controversial ingredient (brominated vegetable oil)

    05/04/2014 11:27:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 4, 2014 1:26 PM EDT | Candice Choi
    Coca-Cola is dropping a controversial ingredient from its Powerade sports drink, after a similar move by PepsiCo’s Gatorade last year. The ingredient, brominated vegetable oil, had been the target of a petition by a Mississippi teenager, who questioned why it was being used in a drink marketed toward health-conscious athletes. The petition on Change.org noted that the ingredient is linked to a flame retardant and is not approved for use in Japan or the European Union. In response to customer feedback, PepsiCo said last year it would drop the ingredient from Gatorade. At the time, Coca-Cola declined to say whether...
  • Gatorade to remove controversial ingredient

    01/25/2013 11:53:58 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 25, 2013 2:33 PM EST | Candice Choi
    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...
  • Norwegian Males are Super Males

    02/11/2005 11:59:37 AM PST · by tomjohn77 · 6 replies · 397+ views
    In todays Norwegian society the feminists have tried to force through Affirmative action. Tried to enlighten us males that we are not as god as them to manage enterprises. They have almost tried to force women into politics and established quotas in different political parties etc etc. But what have happened: Instead males dominate politics and business even more. Board rooms have almost no women. Males on the other hand have learned a lot about bringing up children and cleaning, cooking etc. In contrast females have not gotten that much better when it comes to re-modelling houses. Hand craft, practical...
  • Study: 'Toxic Dust' on Computers Has Chemicals Linked to Diseases ( WE'RE DOOMED)

    06/03/2004 5:24:23 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 53 replies · 330+ views
    AP ^ | June 3, 2004
    Study: 'Toxic Dust' on Computers Has Chemicals Linked to Diseases By Rachel Konrad/Associated Press Jun 3, 2004 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - "Toxic dust" found on computer processors and monitors contains chemicals linked to reproductive and neurological disorders, according to a new study by several environmental groups. The survey, released Thursday by Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition, Computer TakeBack Campaign and Clean Production Action, is among the first to identify brominated flame retardants on the surfaces of common devices in homes and offices. Electronics companies began using polybrominated diphenyl (PBDEs) and other flame retardants in the 1970s, arguing that the toxins prevent...