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After Gatorade removes controversial ingredient BVO, will Powerade?

After Gatorade removes controversial ingredient BVO, will Powerade?

Just weeks after PepsiCo Inc. announced it would remove a controversial ingredient from its Gatorade sports drinks, an online petition is urging Coca-Cola Co. to remove brominated vegetable oil from its Powerade sports drinks.

The petition, started by a Norcross, Ga. woman, has so far garnered more than 49,000 signatures urging Coca-Cola to nix the ingredient from its sports drinks.

"BVO is very controversial due to the health effects it can have on people and animals," the Norcross woman, Aveyca Price, wrote. "It’s scary to know...

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