Coca-Cola to remove controversial drinks ingredient

The Coca-Cola Company has agreed to stop using an ingredient known as B.V.O by the end of the year.

Turns out a chemical in brominated vegetable oil is also used as a flame retardant.

A Mississippi teenager led the charge through a petition on

After 200,000 people signed it, Pepsi agreed to remove B.V.O from Gatorade.

Now, Coca-Cola is following suit.

B.V.O is used in citrus-flavored drinks, keeping the ingredients from separating from each other.

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