| Jan 25, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Brominated vegetable oil, a synthetic chemical that has been patented in Europe as a flame retardant, will no longer double as an ingredient in Gatorade sports drinks.
Molly Carter, a spokeswoman for Gatorade owner PepsiCo Inc., said the company has...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 12:55 PM
Responding to consumer concerns, PepsiCo today announced that it will remove brominated vegetable oil, an emulsifier, from citrus-flavored Gatorade.
Mississippi teenager Sarah Kavanagh had launched an online petition in November that drew recent media...
| Jan 28, 2013
After spending four miserable days in the hospital with gallstones, Chicago resident Priscilla Dias Hill resolved to improve her eating habits. Rather than working with a licensed dietitian, however, she chose a holistic health coach.
Dias Hill's coach,...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 12:48 PM
Since launching in March, Taco Bell's Doritos Locos Tacos have become the company’s most successful new product.
Now, Doritos will see if the appeal goes both ways by launching chips in a “Taco Bell” flavor.
The chips are to be...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 11:04 AM
Just weeks after PepsiCo Inc. announced it would remove a controversial ingredient from its Gatorade sports drinks, an online petition is urging Coca-Cola Co. to remove brominated vegetable oil from its Powerade sports drinks.
The petition, started by a...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 10:14 AM
Olympian McKayla Maroney is about as well known for her endlessly memed unimpressed smirk as she is for her powerhouse performance on the vault.
So will she be recognizable wearing a smile in a new advertising campaign this month for Dr Pepper Snapple...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 6:46 PM
Officials at the University of Maryland have pledged to spend an additional $5 million on student mental health services at the state's flagship College Park campus over the next 10 years, the largest investment in counseling services there in decades....
| Apr 6, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Amid all the self-congratulation at the University of Maryland over a corporate financed modest boost in mental health services for students, I'd like to demur ("UM adds funding for mental health," April 3).
In the article, we're told how happy everyone...
| May 1, 2013
| 11:07 AM
PepsiCo has removed an online ad plugging its Mountain Dew soft drink after viewers complained that the spot –-- featuring a battered and terrified white woman trying to pick a suspect out of a lineup of black men -- was racist and misogynistic....
| May 3, 2013
| 5:14 PM
In a week that has already seen PepsiCo pull an ad developed by Odd Future ringleader Tyler, the Creator, the beverage giant is severing ties with another rapper, Lil Wayne.
PepsiCo announced it has ended its partnership with the rapper over a vulgar...
| May 4, 2013
| 7:39 AM
Aerosmith, New Kids on the Block and the J. Geils Band -- all Massachusetts natives -- are to perform at a concert to benefit victims of the bombings at the Boston Marathon.
Boston Strong: An Evening of Support & Celebration, scheduled for May 30 at...