NaturalNews: Pepsi admits its soda contains cancer-causing ingredients

Pepsi admits its soda contains cancer-causing ingredients
(NaturalNews) When the Center for Environmental Health released test results showing that Pepsi intentionally covered up the presence of high levels of 4-Mel in its popular soft drinks in 2013, the company denied both the presence of this chemical in its beverages and the fact that it was dangerous. 4-Mel, which is short for 4-Methylimidazole, is a compound that is formed in the manufacturing of caramel coloring, and is a known carcinogen.
Since then, the drinks maker has fought against complying with California state requirements to place a cancer warning label on the beverages that contain the ingredient, which include not only Pepsi, but also Diet Pepsi and Pepsi One.
Now, a settlement in a class action lawsuit against Pepsi has gained preliminary approval from a federal judge in California. As part of the proposed settlement, Pepsi has agreed to ensure its caramel coloring’s 4-Mel levels do not exceed 100 parts per billion in products that are being shipped for sale within the U.S. They will also be required to test the soda using specific protocols.
The soft drink giant also agreed to these measures in a different lawsuit that was settled in a California state court last year. The new settlement, however, expands the reach of these measures from California to the entire country.
Pepsi failed to warn consumers that its drinks contain known carcinogens

I’m good. Because I have Pepsi Max

I’m good. Because I have Pepsi Max

Whisky Coca Cola – Balkan Fanatic

This video still needs explanation but do not expect any from me. I only understand Whisky and Coca Cola from what they are singing and only see the fanatic balcan guy in dancing with the synthesizer in the background and doing weird things. Besides I only know that I want to dance like him. NOW!

Coke and Pepsi Among Major Soda Brands Hiding Alcohol Content

Coke and Pepsi Among Major Soda Brands Hiding Alcohol Content

Every can of Coke contains about 10 teaspoons of sugar—an inflammatory, an  energy sapper, and a leading cause of tooth decay—but it’s the 10mg of  alcohol in every liter that might concern consumers the most. A new  report reveals that many leading soda brands — including Coke and  Pepsi — contain a small amount of alcohol per bottle. The findings are  particularly startling for those who object alcohol for religious or  spiritual reasons and may be unknowingly consuming it through Coke and  Pepsi beverages.

French Scientists Find  Alcohol Hiding in Coke and Pepsi

On June 27, Paris-based National Institute of Consumption (INC) revealed that  half of the most popular sodas contain minute traces of alcohol  – including incredibly popular Coke and Pepsi. In addition to Coca-Cola  and Pepsi Cola, Coca-Cola Classic Light, and Coke Zero also contain the minute  alcohol content. Many cheaper supermarket versions are actually  alcohol-free.

Admittedly, 10mg per liter isn’t much (it’s about 0.001 percent alcohol).  Because the Qur’an forbids consumption of alcoholic beverages, though, some  Muslims may take issue with that small percent, even if the Committee of the  Mosque of Paris deems it still in line with their religious beliefs. Others who  have decided to abstain from alcohol may also be outraged.

So, what is alcohol doing in soda? Michel Pepin, the scientific director for  Coca-Cola France, says that traces of alcohol come from the process of making  soda rather than the initial ingredients of its secret recipe. The amount is,  however, legal. In fact, even orange juice has some alcohol because  ethanol occurs naturally in many citrus fruits, particularly toward the end of  harvest season, when the yeasts have had more time to convert sugar into  alcohol.

Massive Sugar Content Spikes  Disease Rates

Meanwhile, sugar and artificial sweetener consumption has been linked  repeatedly with obesity, diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. A 2009 study even  found that almost half of high-fructose corn syrup (usually in the top two  ingredients of soda) contained toxic mercury.  So no matter how you look at it, soda is definitely a health destroyer.

Additional sources:

Daily  Mail

Oxford  Journals

University  of Buffalo Department of Psychology

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What Chemicals are Really in Coca-Cola’s Coke Soda?

What Chemicals are Really in Coca-Cola’s Coke Soda?

by October 10th, 2013 Updated  10/10/2013 at 1:44 am
soda chemicals 263x164 What Chemicals are Really in Coca Colas Coke Soda?
Perhaps  you already know that the Coca-Cola Co. has committed atrocious ground-water polluting in other countries, along with  creating water shortages. You probably know as well that the company is turning  providing the mass population with toxic beverage choices. After reading this  quick, informative article, you will understand exactly what you are putting  into your body, and this just might make it easier to break the Coke-drinking habit.

Here’s what’s really in Coca-Cola’s famous Coke soda:

  • Carbonated tap water – Whatever is in unfiltered municipal water  is also in your Coke. The carbonation that is added increases gastric secretions  and can make you flatulent. Here is what  your tap water looks like, by the way.
  • E150D – This is a food coloring,  which is made from processing sugar at certain temperatures. Ammonium sulfate is  then added (also a constituent of Round Up Ready  Chemicals used by Monsanto). This chemical has been known to increase asthma attacks.
  • E952 – This is a sugar substitute. It is 200  times sweeter than sugar and can cause your glycemic levels to sky-rocket. This can lead to  diabetes, obesity and other diseases.
  • E950 – This is Acesulfame  Potassium, and it aggravates the heart, vascular system, and nervous system.  It is especially bad for children and pregnant women.
  • E951 – Aspartame – GMO product which can cause seriously negative impact  on your body. Symptoms of aspartame  poisoning include: unconsciousness, headaches, fatigue, dizziness, nausea,  palpitation, weight gain, irritability, anxiety, memory loss, blurry vision,  fainting, joint pains, depression, infertility, hearing loss and more. Aspartame  can also provoke the following diseases: brain tumors, MS (Multiple Sclerosis),  epilepsy, Graves’ disease, chronic fatigue, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, mental  deficiency and tuberculosis. Later, this substance was initially illegal  due to its dangers but was again made legal in a suspicious manner.
  • E338 – Orthophosphoric Acid – This causes skin and  eye irritation, and can interfere with your body’s ability to absorb calcium,  causing osteoporosis.
  • E330 – Citric Acid – This is  preservative that is also used in the medical field for preserving blood. In  small doses it is fine, but in large doses it can eat away at your stomach and  esophageal lining.
  • Aromas – Unknown aromatic additives.
  • E211 – Sodium Benzoate –  According to a study completed by Peter Piper at the Sheffield University in  Britain, sodium benzoate can harm  DNA.

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