Soda industry sponsorships seem to be everywhere, and that’s no accident. Coke and Pepsi spend big money to keep health groups from taking a hard line against their products.
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More than a year ago PepsiCo, makers of Gatorade, removed brominated vegetable oil (BVO), an ingredient that has been patented as a flame retardant, from its beverages. Coca-Cola, makers of Powerade, are finally getting on the band wagon. It was news when PepsiCo agreed to remove brominated vegetable oil (BVO), an ingredient that has been patented as […]
PepsiCo recently filed a patent for a new paper bottle. Will it launch a packaging revolution or just a new waste stream? According to BeverageDaily.com, PepsiCo filed a patent for a new paper bottle with the World Intellectual Property Organization for a process for making bottles from paper fibers, although an internal plastic liner would still be […]
Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Associated British Foods are the world’s biggest producers and buyers of sugar are not doing enough to stop land grabs and conflicts in their supply chains, says Oxfam in a new report issued today. This is no small issue. According to a press release yesterday, the global sugar trade is worth about $47 […]
According to CEH, last year both Coke and Pepsi agreed to remove 4-MEI, a known carcinogen, from its caramel coloring, but only Coke has fully followed through.
My family recently went to Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY. One of our favorite things to do at the vast historic hotel is the legendary “rock scramble.” This two-hour hike has you squeezing yourself between rocks, climbing permanently mounted wooden ladders and scrambling over and hopping on rocks but yields “insane views … a […]
Litterati makes use of Instagram in a brilliant yet simple and philanthropic way. It makes you smile, and it’s social media at its best.
PepsiCo is experimenting with a ‘designer salt’. It’s shape is tailored to maximize the amount of salt perceived by the tongue while reducing the actual amount of sodium ingested.
PepsiCo, the parent corporation of Pepsi, is expanding its health food prospects. Is it a step in the right direction? Or “healthwashing”?
Why do people drink bottled water? Bottled water makes about as much sense as shipping in ice from Antarctica. Learn about manufactured demand from a video made by the people at The Story of Stuff.
A recent New York Times article noted that sugar is making a comeback in American diets as an alternative to High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS). The increased interest in sugar as an alternative to HFCS is attributed partly to HFCS backlash as well as increased PR campaigns and changes in consumer taste. The change in […]
[social_buttons] I don’t drink sodas primarily because they contain high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). Apparently, I am not alone in my concern over HFCS, as cane sugar sweetened Pepsi and Coke from Mexico are desirable in the United States. I’m not sure I would risk Montezuma’s revenge from Mexican water to drink a sugar cane […]