Coke and Pepsi replacing toxic Flame-Retardant Brominated Vegetable Oil (BVO) with another chemical: Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate (SAIB)
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 derivatives bonded with a bromine atom.
All bromines are endocrine disruptors, just like fluoride and chlorine (they’re all in the same column on the Table of Elements). They can also interfere with iodine absorption by the thyroid, breast tissue and prostate tissue, causing nutritional deficiencies which can promote cancer.
If you’ve been drinking Mountain Dew, Gatorade, Fanta or other similar beverages made by Coke or Pepsi, you’ve been drinking brominated vegetable oil.
Posted on May 6, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged Brominated Vegetable Oil, Bromine, Coke, Flame Retardant, Genetically Modified Corn, Iodine, Pepsi, Removing BVO. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.