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2014-01-23 08:23:53

Consumers Union calls on government to set stronger regulations for caramel color in food and beverages YONKERS, N.Y., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In Consumer Reports' recent tests of sodas and other soft drinks, varying levels of 4-methylimidazole (4-MeI), a potentially-carcinogenic chemical byproduct of the production of certain types of caramel color, were found in all of the samples that listed caramel color as an ingredient. Twelve brands of sodas and soft drinks from five...

Coca-Cola Responds To Recipe Change Reports
2012-03-09 14:00:51

Lawrence LeBlond for RedOrbit.com UPDATE: March 9, 2012 3:00 p.m Eastern. Reports that were originally received from various media outlets stating that Coca-Cola was changing its formula to avoid adding cancer warning labels to its beverages are false. In a statement posted on its website today, Coca-Cola said that it is in fact not changing its world-famous formula. “The caramel color in all of our products has been, is and always will be safe, and The Coca-Cola Company is...

Cancer Causing Chemical Prevalent In Pepsi And Coke Products
2012-03-07 08:26:01

Popular soft-drink products contain levels of a chemical that is a known animal carcinogen, according to new chemical analyses. The chemical 4-methylimidazole (4-MI) was found in Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola, Diet Coke, and Diet Pepsi after an analyses by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). CSPI said the carcinogen forms when ammonia or ammonia and sulfates are used to manufacture the "caramel coloring" that gives sodas their distinctive brown colors. The organization...

2011-02-16 15:03:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- JunkScience.com responded today to the claim by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) that the caramel coloring used in Coca-Cola, Pepsi and other foods is contaminated with cancer-causing chemicals. CSPI's claim is based on studies in which laboratory rats were given extremely high doses of 2-methylimidazole (2-MI) and 4-methylimidazole (4-MI). But such studies are entirely unreliable indicators of cancer-causing affects...


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  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.