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FDA, FTC asked to stop Coca-Cola, Pepsi from falsely advertising unhealthy "diet" soda

5/23/2015 - How is it that a product that can make people gain weight is allowed to be labeled as "diet"? Doesn't that word imply that it aids in shedding pounds and is something that those hoping to lose or maintain weight should gravitate towards? Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo Inc.'s advertising and overall branding...

Pepsi drops aspartame from diet soda as consumers reject toxic sweetener

4/24/2015 - After more than two decades of sweetening its sodas with aspartame -- a chemical sweetener that more and more consumers equate with a neurological poison -- PepsiCo has announced it's dropping the chemical and replacing it with sucralose. The dropping of aspartame from its sodas is yet another monumental...

Coke and Pepsi replacing toxic brominated vegetable oil (BVO) with another chemical: sucrose acetate isobutyrate (SAIB)

5/6/2014 - Coca-Cola and Pepsico have both announced they are removing brominated vegetable oil (BVO) from their beverage products following a sustained social media campaign that protested the practice. Brominated vegetable oil is a flame retardant, and it's usually made from genetically modified corn or soy...

Pepsi forks over $9 million settlement, agrees to stop calling Naked Juice 'natural'

7/30/2013 - The Pepsi-owned Naked Juice brand will soon be getting a labeling makeover following a lawsuit that challenged the processed food giant's indiscriminate and deceptive use of the word "natural." According to new reports, PepsiCo has not only agreed to pay out a $9 million settlement as part of the case,...

Pepsi still contains cancer-causing ingredient

7/10/2013 - Last March, a third party watchdog group, the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) found dangerous levels of a carcinogen in the caramel coloring of Coke and Pepsi products. The carcinogen, 4-methylimidazole, is a byproduct created during the production of caramel coloring. As the caramel coloring...

Pepsi to begin using unlabeled, sweetness-enhancing 'mystery' ingredients developed by 'aborted fetal cells' company

3/28/2013 - Beverage giant PepsiCo has once again partnered with Senomyx, the San Diego, Cal.-based chemical company that gained nationwide attention back in 2011 for using aborted human fetal cells to develop flavor chemicals, to create even more flavor chemicals for its products. According to reports, the new...

Are Coca-Cola and Pepsi Lobbying the FDA for a GMO Labeling Law?

1/13/2013 - High-level executives from some of the U.S.'s largest food corporations are meeting with the FDA behind closed doors this week to lobby for a mandatory federal GMO labeling law. Could it be that bad press and consumer backlash have dulled the enthusiasm of these former biotech cheerleaders? Or is Big...

Pepsi's 'Next' generation - Less sugar, more toxins!

4/22/2012 - On March 26, 2012, Pepsi introduced their latest in a long line of soft-drinks aimed at the health-conscious consumer. According to their press release, Pepsi Next is aimed at, "a segment of consumers who are resistant to both regular, full-sugar cola and diet cola offerings. These consumers love the...

Obama agency rules Pepsi's use of aborted fetal cells in soft drinks constitutes 'ordinary business operations'

3/17/2012 - The Obama Administration has given its blessing to PepsiCo to continue utilizing the services of a company that produces flavor chemicals for the beverage giant using aborted human fetal tissue. LifeSiteNews.com reports that the Obama Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) has decided that PepsiCo's...

Pepsi's lawyers say Mountain Dew can dissolve a mouse

1/9/2012 - While drinking Mountain Dew, have you ever seen (or perhaps felt on your tongue) a thick, jelly-like substance? Maybe you assumed the ingredients in the soda had gelled. According to Mountain Dew manufacturer Pepsi, you may have been ingesting some extra protein with your beverage in the form of a liquified...

PepsiCo Chooses to Continue Using GE Ingredients Despite Evidence of Harm

8/23/2009 - PepsiCo's 2009 shareholder proxy report contains a proposal (pg. 61) that paints a clear picture of the company's use of genetically-engineered (GE) food ingredients and its attitude toward this issue. The proposal describes a loose plan to remove GE ingredients from Pepsi's products in order to maintain...

Pepsi admits Aquafina comes from tap water

8/2/2007 - It's a great marketing gimmick: A bottle of water with a clean, blue label showing images of snow-capped mountains and the claim, "Pure water, perfect taste." That's the image created by Pepsico's Aquafina brand of water, and many consumers leap to the incorrect conclusion that Aquafina is sourced from...

Coke, Pepsi to push marketing of "healthy" carbonated beverages

3/22/2007 - In an effort to make up for slumping sales of both sugared and diet soda, both Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo will soon be introducing carbonated drinks fortified with vitamins and minerals. Diet Coke Plus and Pepsi's Tava will be marketed as "sparkling beverages." There is considerable skepticism in the...

Bush administration pressures India to reinstate Coke, Pepsi sales regardless of pesticide content

8/17/2006 - -- Amitabh Pal, a writer for social justice publication The Progressive, says the Bush administration is pressuring the Indian government to reinstate sales of Coke and Pepsi, which have been restricted or banned in many Indian states for high pesticide content. A report recently released in India...

India threatened by business interests: Sell Coke and Pepsi, or your economy will suffer

8/11/2006 - After a Center for Science and Environment study found 24 times the acceptable level of pesticides in soda sold in India, a few state governments acted quickly to ban the big name soft drinks -- Coca-Cola and PepsiCo -- but the country's top business groups warned Thursday that the move could hurt India's...

Coke, Pepsi banned in India over harmful levels of aspartame, pesticides and other chemicals

8/7/2006 - A spokesman for the administration of the largest state in India announced Friday that Rajasthan would be banning the sale of PepsiCo and Coca-Cola products after the Indian Supreme Court gave the companies one month to reveal their products' ingredients. A report from the Center for Science and...

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