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  • Gatorade Banned and Fined $300k for Bad-Mouthing Water

    09/21/2017 8:36:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 21, 2017 | Ruth Brown
    Gatorade has been banned from insulting its main competitor — water — and fined $300,000 after it slandered nature’s sports drink in a video game, California’s Attorney General announced Thursday. AG Xavier Becerra sued the neon-colored beverage company over its cellphone game “Bolt!” in which players guide track star Usain Bolt around to collect coins and bottles of Gatorade but must avoid water — which slows the Olympian down.
  • 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...
  • At Issue: Opponents of fetal tissue ban say it would shut down Madison business

    07/16/2013 6:19:17 AM PDT · by Sopater · 10 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | July 15, 2013 | MATTHEW DeFOUR
    In a nutshell The Legislature has introduced a number of abortion-related bills this session, but the one that has drawn the most ire from the business community is a measure seeking to ban the sale and use of aborted fetal tissue. The bill, introduced by Rep. Andre Jacque, R-DePere, and co-sponsored by 29 other Republican representatives and five Republican senators, would make it illegal to experiment on a fetal body part. A fetal body part is defined as “a cell, tissue, organ, or other part of, or any material derived from any cell or tissue of, an unborn child who...
  • 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...
  • Gatorade drops Tiger Woods

    02/26/2010 3:17:49 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 856+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/26/10 | AP
    NEW YORK – Add Gatorade to the list of endorsement deals that Tiger Woods has lost. A representative for the drink, sold by PepsiCo Inc., confirmed late Friday that it had ended its relationship with the golfer, who made a lengthy public apology last week for his infidelities. "We no longer see a role for Tiger in our marketing efforts and have ended our relationship," a Gatorade spokeswoman said. "We wish him all the best." The spokewoman said Gatorade would continue its relationship with the Tiger Woods Foundation.
  • Woods, wife on adulterated Gatorade label

    01/14/2010 4:21:13 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 28 replies · 1,353+ views
    upi ^ | Jan. 13, 2010
    DENVER , Jan. 13 (UPI) -- A Colorado man adulterated labels on bottles of Gatorade with photos of admitted adulterer Tiger Woods and his wife, federal authorities alleged Wednesday. The bottles, which were found on shelves of stores in Erie, Boulder, Longmont, and Broomfield, carried labels with images of the world's top golfer and his wife Elin Nordegren with the word "Unfaithful," officials said. Jason Eric Kay, 38, of Longmont was charged with misbranding and altering food labels with intent to seriously harm a person's business, the U.S. Attorney's Office and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a...
  • Gatorade Drops Tiger Woods Drink

    12/08/2009 12:48:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 95 replies · 2,701+ views
    TheStreet.com ^ | 12/8/09 | Andrea Tse
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Gatorade has become the first sponsor to drop a Tiger Woods product since his scandal began. On Tuesday afternoon, the PepsiCo(PEP Quote) company told CNBC that the "Gatorade Tiger Focus" will be phased out.
  • IT BEGINS: Gatorade Discontinues Tiger Line

    12/08/2009 11:53:39 AM PST · by FromLori · 56 replies · 2,435+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 12/8/09 | Joe Weisenthal
    Just in from CNBC: Gatorade says it is discontinuing its "Gatorade Tiger Focus" product line. "It has nothing to do with recent events," the company says, laughably. Of course, they're still sponsoring him, so it's not a total cut-off. But this is just the beginning of the damage about to be inflicted on Woods's very fat pocketbook. Tiger Woods is now associated with pornstars, domestic disputes, and the hospitalization of his mother-in-law. In other words, he's toxic. See the full list of Tiger ladies -- now up to 10! -- here >>
  • Soda Tax Weighed to Pay for Health Care

    05/12/2009 2:35:48 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 274 replies · 10,684+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 11 | Janet Adamy
    Senate leaders are considering new federal taxes on soda and other sugary drinks to help pay for an overhaul of the nation's health-care system. The taxes would pay for only a fraction of the cost to expand health-insurance coverage to all Americans and would face strong opposition from the beverage industry. They also could spark a backlash from consumers who would have to pay several cents more for a soft drink. On Tuesday, the Senate Finance Committee is set to hear proposals from about a dozen experts about how to pay for the comprehensive health-care overhaul that President Barack Obama...
  • Inventor of Gatorade dies at 80

    11/27/2007 10:52:35 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 60 replies · 709+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/27/07 | Ron Word - apa
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Dr. Robert Cade, who invented Gatorade and sparked the multimillion dollar sports drink industry, died Tuesday of kidney failure. He was 80. His death was announced by the University of Florida, where he and other researchers created Gatorade in 1965 to help the school's football players replace carbohydrates and electrolytes lost through sweat while playing in swamp-like heat. A question from former Gator Coach Dwayne Douglas sparked their research, Cade said in a 2005 interview with The Associated Press. He asked, "Doctor, why don't football players wee-wee after a game." "That question changed our lives," Cade said....
  • Chocolate Milk: The New Sports Drink?

    11/02/2007 8:25:27 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 44 replies · 120+ views
    C(BS) Snooze ^ | 2/26/2006 | Richard Sine
    During a 2004 Summer Olympics awash in controversies over steroids and supplements, one sportswriter wryly noticed that top American swimmer Michael Phelps was playing it safe -- he preferred to drink Carnation Instant Breakfast between races. Now it appears that the six-time gold medalist may have been onto something. A new study shows that plain old chocolate milk may be as good -- or better -- than sports drinks like Gatorade at helping athletes recover from strenuous exercise. The study, published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, was small in scale; it was partially funded by...
  • The Gatorade Conspiracy

    05/24/2006 2:30:55 AM PDT · by Haruka3 · 2 replies · 697+ views
    Bawbasketball Blog ^ | March 10, 2006 | Bawbasketball
    Have you ever pulled a joke on somebody, but you could never tell them about it because it was a prank so foul, so degrading, so truly evil...that revealing it would have had dire consequences? Like maybe spitting on someone's food or stealing the Playboy they kept under their mattress during puberty for emergency masturbatory purposes? (And yes: I'm talking to you, Chris Wallace, you thieving bastard!) Sure you have. We all have. But this isn't the place for confessions, so please don't flood our inbox with comments about how you replaced your sister's birth control pills with Tic Tacs....
  • Murder suspect worked in KC radio (James P. Keown allegedly spiked Gatorade with anti-freeze)

    11/09/2005 4:51:43 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 9 replies · 1,320+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | Nov. 09, 2005
    The Jefferson City radio talk show host accused of poisoning his wife formerly worked for two Kansas City radio stations and the Learning Exchange. James P. Keown was charged in Massachusetts with murdering his wife, Julie Keown, 31, by lacing her Gatorade with a chemical found in antifreeze. He was arrested in Jefferson City on Monday and agreed to be extradited to Massachusetts for trial. Adam A. Kretowicz, Keown’s attorney, said Tuesday that Keown “absolutely denies that he had any involvement in her death. They were deeply in love with each other.” Keown, 31, was host of a talk show...
  • Radio Talk Show Host in Missouri Charged With Murdering His Wife

    11/07/2005 1:50:41 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 63 replies · 2,312+ views
    tbo.com | AP ^ | 11/7/05 | Denise Lavoie
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - A Missouri radio talk show host was arrested on murder charges Monday for allegedly poisoning his wife by spiking her Gatorade with a chemical found in antifreeze. James Keown, 31, was arrested at the radio station where he worked in Jefferson City, Mo. He later made a court appearance via video and said he would not fight efforts to return him to Massachusetts. Prosecutors said he slowly poisoned Julie Keown, 31, with ethylene glycol while the couple were living in Massachusetts in 2004. District Attorney Martha Coakley said the motive may have been financial: Julie Keown...
  • The Speedy Trial And Execution Of Leon Czolgosz - October 29, 1901

    10/29/2002 4:46:09 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 21 replies · 923+ views
    When Leon Czolgosz was removed from the Temple of Music and taken to Buffalo Police Headquarters, he was in near death condition. Having suffered a terrible beating at the hands of President McKinley's military escort and the secret service, it was questioned as to whether or not he would survive to go to trial. The police had a terrible time trying to keep the angry mobs of Buffalo away from Czolgosz. If given the chance the mobs would tear him apart, so security and protection for the assassin was a constant problem. On September 27, 1901, Czolgosz was moved...