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BBC Shorts: Coca-cola to remove drinks ingredient

The world's largest beverage-maker, Coca-Cola, plans to remove a controversial ingredient from some of its drinks brands by the end of this year, following an online petition.

Brominated vegetable oil, or BVO, is found in Coca-Cola fruit and sports drinks such as Fanta and Powerade. An element of the additive, also found in flame retardants, could have negative health effects, activists say. Read more here.

  • 06 May 2014
  • From the section World