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FDA Bans Unsafe Ingredient Found in Some Sodas
So Long to This Controversial
Soft-Drink Ingredient
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So Long to This Controversial Soft-Drink Ingredient

FDA to enforce ban on brominated vegetable oil beginning in 2025

(Newser) - Say goodbye to BVO. The FDA announced Tuesday that brominated vegetable oil, the controversial ingredient found in some citrus-flavored soft drinks, will no longer be allowed in food or beverages in the US due to safety concerns. Used to keep citrus flavoring from rising to the top of drinks, the...

Daily Soda Habits in Kids May Lead to Alcohol Problems
Drinking Soda Changes
How Kids' Brains Work
NEW STUDY

Drinking Soda Changes How Kids' Brains Work

Researchers suggest it may make them more susceptible to substance abuse later

(Newser) - If you needed one more reason to keep soda out of the fridge, here's a pretty good one. A new paper published in Substance Use & Misuse says children who consume caffeinated soda daily may be more prone to future addictions. The study, involving 2,000 children ages 9...

Sudan's War May Take a Surprise Toll on Coke, Pepsi

Fighting threatens the supply of gum arabic, an ingredient vital for soda-makers

(Newser) - The war between two generals in Sudan is threatening to create what the UN calls a humanitarian catastrophe . But big-name manufacturers of everything from soda to chewing gum are bracing for a smaller effect: shortages of a vital ingredient called gum arabic. Rural regions in Sudan produce 70% of the...

For the 4th Time, Pepsi Takes Aim at Coke's Sprite

It hopes Starry will wrest the lemon-lime soda crown away from its No. 1 rival

(Newser) - Pepsi wants a piece of Coca-Cola's lemon-lime pie with its new soft drink, Starry, which it's marketing as for "a generation of irreverent optimists." Bloomberg reports that this marks the company's fourth try at taking on Sprite's dominance. Coca-Cola's clear soda (both regular...

This Is How We Know Bears Don't Like Diet Soda

At least this black bear in BC, who downed 69 cans of regular from woman's car but not the diet version

(Newser) - Diet soda isn't for everyone, and now we can add bears to that list—or at least this particular one in Canada, who broke into a resident's vehicle and quaffed 69 cans of regular pop before calling it a night. Per the CBC , Sharon Rosel of Earls Cove,...

Here's Another Way Sugary Sodas May Be Bad for You
Here's Another Way Sugary
Sodas May Be Bad for You
NEW STUDY

Here's Another Way Sugary Sodas May Be Bad for You

Study suggests link with early onset colorectal cancer in women

(Newser) - Can a daily sugary drink raise the risk of cancer? A new study in the journal Gut suggests the possibility. Researchers say women in an ongoing study were twice as likely to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer before 50 if they drank about a pint of sugary drinks every day,...

Like Pepsi? Like Hot Chocolate? You're in Luck

Soft drink giant is launching Cocoa Cola

(Newser) - On Thursday, the Pepsi Twitter feed put up a rather intriguing call to action. In honor of bidding adieu to the "worst year ever" and welcoming 2021, the soft drink giant asked for 2,021 retweets of a picture of its latest potential offering: Cocoa Cola, a soda described...

This Soda 'Did Its Job.' Now It's Time to Go

Coca-Cola is cutting diet drink Tab from its portfolio after nearly 60 years

(Newser) - Rarely does a company keep selling a product that barely makes a dent in sales. For decades, though, Coca-Cola kept churning out Tab, a saccharin-sweetened beverage that once ruled the diet soda category, purely for the drink's obsessive fan base, who became known as "Tabaholics"—even after...

Dr. Pepper Plays a Role in 2 Sad, Strange Cases

Chad Kinnaird, 39, is arrested for pointing a gun at his son's head

(Newser) - A Louisiana man is in hot water for allegedly putting a loaded gun to his son's head—because the boy drank their last Dr. Pepper, KATC reports. Chad Kinnaird, 39, was arrested Wednesday after the apparent incident in West Monroe. According to authorities, Kinnaird had been drinking and got...

A Meeting Was Set to Start. Then, a Splash and 'Oh, My God'

Georgia county commissioner's wife accused of dumping soda on reporter

(Newser) - The wife of a county commissioner in Georgia is facing battery and disorderly conduct charges after an incident Friday before a budget meeting. The Washington Post reports that AllOnGeorgia reporter Casie Bryant was in the conference room to cover the meeting, which included Chattooga County Commissioner Jason Winters, who can...

Kid's Clever Beer Sign Impresses Cops, a Senator

Read the fine print: They're root beers

(Newser) - A Utah boy has earned widespread social media attention for his neighborhood soda stand thanks to a rather genius sign. It reads, "Ice Cold Beer" with "root" above the word beer in tiny print, per the AP . Brigham City Police responded after several residents reported a young boy...

San Francisco's Soda Warnings Ruled Unconstitutional

Federal appeals court blocks city's law

(Newser) - A federal appeals court on Thursday blocked a San Francisco law requiring health warnings on advertisements for soda and other sugary drinks in a victory for beverage and retail groups that sued to block the ordinance, the AP reports. The law violates constitutionally protected commercial speech, the 9th US Circuit...

Trump's Tariffs Mean Pricier Coke
Trump's Tariffs
Mean Pricier Coke

Trump's Tariffs Mean Pricier Coke

Hit on aluminum imports is one factor

(Newser) - President Trump's favored Diet Cokes will be climbing in price as a result of recently imposed tariffs. Coca-Cola says it's raising prices for several reasons, including new tariffs on aluminum imports. "We had to take with our bottling partners an increase [in prices] on our sparkling beverage...

Coke's Newest Offering Has Booze in It

But you'll have to go to Japan to sample Chu-Hi

(Newser) - Coke: the pause that intoxicates. At least in Japan, where the Coca-Cola Co. will now offer a boozy carbonated beverage called Chu-Hi. The Telegraph reports this "alcopop" will be made up of fizzy water, flavoring, and a distilled Japanese alcohol called shochu, which Forbes has described as "the...

New Diet Coke Flavors Bow to Millennial Whims

'Millennials are now thirstier than ever'

(Newser) - It appears soda-makers are getting increasingly desperate to hook young people on their product. On Wednesday, Coca-Cola announced four new flavors of Diet Coke—Twisted Mango, Feisty Cherry, Ginger Lime, and Zesty Blood Orange—expressly targeting Millennials, CNN reports. "Millennials are now thirstier than ever for adventures and new...

Pepsi Preps for Holidays With 2 New Flavors

Salted Caramel in the US, cake-flavored Christmas Cola in Japan

(Newser) - You can now have your cake and drink it, too. Food & Wine reports on a new limited-edition dessert-flavored drink from Pepsi, though you'll have to travel to Japan to sample it. Christmas Cola, which goes on sale there Nov. 21, is a white soda that Kotaku describes as...

Mormon-Owned BYU Ends 6-Decade Ban
Mormon-Owned BYU
Ends 6-Decade Ban

Mormon-Owned BYU Ends 6-Decade Ban

Caffeinated soft drinks are now being sold on Brigham Young University campus

(Newser) - Mormon church-owned Brigham Young University ended a six-decade ban Thursday on the sale of caffeinated soft drinks on campus, surprising students by posting a picture of a can of Coca-Cola on Twitter and just two words: "It's happening." The move sparked social media celebrations from current and...

Enjoy Your Coke Zero While You Can, America

Coca-Cola is replacing Coke Zero with new-ish Coca-Cola Zero Sugar

(Newser) - Don't call it "New Coke Zero." USA Today reports Coca-Cola will begin phasing out Coke Zero in the US next month, replacing it with the new Coca-Cola Zero Sugar. But the new soda isn't actually all that new. Coca-Cola states it experimented with the recipe for...

'Unexpected' Pepsi Flavor Not Wowing Soda Fans

Early testers aren't taking to cinnamon-infused Pepsi Fire

(Newser) - Strike two for Pepsi? A month after becoming the laughingstock of advertising , the company has debuted a new soda flavor for summer that Mashable describes as "unequivocal bad." Pepsi Fire, which will be stocked in stores for eight weeks beginning May 22, is a cinnamon-infused soda that tastes...

CrossFit Founder: 'I Like Watching the Bodies'

Greg Glassman deflects criticism about injuries, rails against 'a--holes' in soda industry

(Newser) - Despite allegations of injuries caused by questionable techniques, the fitness phenomenon known as CrossFit is said to boast an estimated 4 million members around the globe with a program that Newsweek says "has come to dominate the athletic world." And it has no bigger fan than its founder,...

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