PepsiCo Assures Safety Of Gatorade Despite Online Petition Challenging Ingredient BVO

A PepsiCo spokesperson reassured consumers Gatorade is safe to consume in the wake of an online petition asking it to reformulate the drink to be made without brominated vegetable oil (BVO), according to the Chicago Tribune. Started by a Mississippi high school student, the petition has gained 183,809 signatures and claims BVO poses a health risk. Full article.