Coca-Cola to Remove a Questionable Ingredient

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    May 07, 2014 12:29 AM GMT
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    NYT: The company said on Monday that it was replacing brominated vegetable oil, which contains bromine, an element found in flame retardants, in products that contain it. It did not list the products, but they include Fresca and some varieties of Fanta, as well as some fountain drinks.

    “Brominated vegetable oil is used in some of our beverages to improve the stability of our products, preventing certain ingredients from separating,” the company said. “All our beverages, including those with B.V.O., are safe and have always been — and comply with all regulations in the countries where they are sold.”

    The European Union and Japan ban the substance from foods and drinks.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/06/business/coca-cola-to-remove-an-ingredient-questioned-by-consumers.html?ref=health
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    May 07, 2014 12:36 AM GMT
    You know it's bad when Japan bans something.
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    May 07, 2014 4:19 AM GMT
    thanks Coke, bromine is just fucking wonderful to injest

    boycott
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    May 07, 2014 4:21 AM GMT
    Scruffypup saidYou know it's bad when Japan bans something.
    Why's that? My uncle used to export fruits and grains to Japan and were far more strict on stuff than the US or Canada.
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    May 07, 2014 4:24 AM GMT
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    Scruffypup saidYou know it's bad when Japan bans something.
    Why's that? My uncle used to export fruits and grains to Japan and were far more strict on stuff than the US or Canada.


    Yep. I think Scruffypup's statement is more likely to be correct about the US. Where regulations bow to the all mighty profit.
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    May 07, 2014 4:55 AM GMT
    a lot of farms now are nothing more than toxic waste dumps with plants
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    May 07, 2014 2:50 PM GMT
    tj85016 saida lot of farms now are nothing more than toxic waste dumps with plants
    Not plants in the strict sense of containing only plant genes either ...

    The fact is that our focus on cheap food and economies of scale have forced our farms this way.

    My family farm isn't like that though, it's been certified organic for two decades.
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    May 07, 2014 3:18 PM GMT
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    shawnathan said
    Scruffypup saidYou know it's bad when Japan bans something.
    Why's that? My uncle used to export fruits and grains to Japan and were far more strict on stuff than the US or Canada.


    Yep. I think Scruffypup's statement is more likely to be correct about the US. Where regulations bow to the all mighty profit.


    That was my point actually. The U.S. is one of the worst as far as allowing toxic chemicals into our food supply. I'm just saying it's bad when Japan is having to show us the way.
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    May 07, 2014 3:49 PM GMT
    I've seen so many guys at the gym drinking that kinda shit.
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    May 07, 2014 4:01 PM GMT
    shawnathan said
    tj85016 saida lot of farms now are nothing more than toxic waste dumps with plants
    Not plants in the strict sense of containing only plant genes either ...

    The fact is that our focus on cheap food and economies of scale have forced our farms this way.

    My family farm isn't like that though, it's been certified organic for two decades.


    that's good, my ex is from St James, MN with a big extended family. I've seen a bunch of farms in IA, MN, western WI and it's disgusting what they use to grow corn and soy beans

    There are hundreds of organic farms in NY, VT , CT now
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    May 07, 2014 6:51 PM GMT
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    If you're having a brutal workout and want to replenish your electrolytes, drink a coconut water with a tiny pinch of sea salt. If you buy it in a container, make sure there are no other added ingredients.
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    May 08, 2014 5:19 PM GMT
    These days, it's all about money and capitalism. Anything manufactured is questionable.
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    May 13, 2014 10:34 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidI've seen so many guys at the gym drinking that kinda shit.
    icon_question.gif i dont get why people need anything more than water icon_question.gif