At least fill up.
At least fill up.
This component is brominated vegetable oil. Interestingly, the main competitor of coca – Pepsi drink – is also being exempted from a poorly studied substance, its manufacturer made the same decision at the beginning of the year.
So far, they promised to cleanse the stabilizer from fruit punch and strawberry lemonade, which are popular overseas. But before the end of the year, the recipe for soda, popular in Russia, should also be rewritten – forfeits and fresco.
The company says that uniform standards for drinks will be introduced at all factories, in whatever country they are located. True, when exactly this will happen, no one began to specify. Instead of brominated oil, drinks will be supplemented with another food stabilizer that has High Pressure Car Washer been used in chewing gum for many years.
Producers of fizzy drinks did not make this decision because of a good life – for several months an active campaign, organized by soda lovers in the United States, continued on social networks. Consumers have filed two petitions to both soda market leaders demanding that they stop using the dubious ingredient. The fact is that brominated vegetable oil is poorly understood. And recently, information has become public that this substance can cause addiction.
In total, Americans who do not want to give up their favorite drink have collected more than 260 thousand signatures, and in the end it worked. Both Coca-Cola and PepsiCo made concessions.
The current scandal is by no means the only one. Last year, fizzy drink manufacturers, along with other giants of the food market and large retail chains, were accused of lobbying for their interests in the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) – they tried to slow down the introduction of a federal law that requires that labels indicate that the product contains genetically modified Components. In Europe, by the way, GMOs are treated extremely harshly, their use is prohibited, and food corporations, willy-nilly, comply with EU requirements.
Earlier, consumer organization The Center for Science in The Public interest said that 4-methylimidazole was added to the soda to give it a pleasant brown color. Which has recently been included in the list of carcinogens. However, the FDA has supported the manufacturers, saying that it has no reason to suspect that fizzy drinkers are really putting their lives in danger.
Say, the dye is in drinks in such an insignificant concentration that you need to drink hundreds of cans every day to eat a dangerous amount.
However, in 2008, the same FDA rather severely reprimanded the manufacturer who released the fortified version of the drink, indicating that the information on the label did not correspond to the real contents of cans and bottles.
In short, information about the dangers of cola and Pepsi appears every now and then. And only the lazy, it seems, does not know this. Well, and also children and young people, who with enviable persistence get hooked on the fizzy. At the same time, gastroenterologists amicably warn patients against excessive enthusiasm for chemical drinks.
In Russia, Rospotrebnadzor banned the sale of this kind of soda in schools, and this year it has extended the taboo to summer camps.
So what to drink or not drink, everyone decides for himself. But the community of opponents of cola joyfully and with inexhaustible ingenuity is looking for completely different, non-food ways of using it. And I must say, very successful.
Some of these methods were also tested by the correspondent of the RG. Here are the most curious ones.
1. Coca-Cola is good for cleaning rusty and oxidized surfaces – from yellowed bathtubs to tarnished jewelry. Just put rings and chains in a glass of liquid, and then walk with a soft cloth.
2. Kitchen utensils will simply sparkle if you use cola containing acid: you can remove scale on the kettle, deal with burnt residues on the bottom. You just need to pour cola into the container and heat it to speed up the process.
3. The limescale also dissolves – the taps can be wrapped with a cloth soaked in soda for a while. A bottle is poured into the toilet bowl – after a few hours, the lime deposits soften and are removed with an ordinary brush.
4. Organic matter is well washed – fly-covered windows and mirrors. But sticky traces afterwards must be washed off with clean water. Professional windshield wipers, admittedly, are more convenient, but they are quite expensive. You can also boil a greasy kitchen towel in cola.
Everything is more pleasant than using chlorine bleach.