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Coca-Cola Will Remove Flame Retardent Chemical From Drinks

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The chemical, brominated vegetable oil, is used to keep flavoring oils in sports drinks distributed. It's also used as a flame retardent in furniture. Video provided by Newsy


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AFP (Sep. 18, 2013) — The Mexican government wants to tax sugary drinks to curb Mexico's obesity epidemic. President Pena Nieto wants Mexicans to pay an extra peso (almost 8 US cents) for every liter of sweetened drink in a country that guzzles more soft drinks than any other and rivals the United States as one of the world's most obese nation.
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New Fertilizer Revolutionizes French Agriculture

New Fertilizer Revolutionizes French Agriculture

AFP (Apr. 30, 2012) — A new, organic fertilizer created in France’s Averyon region utilises a specially developed strain of fungus to speed up organic decomposition without any of the harmful side-effects of chemical fertilizer. Already in use by 5000 of France’s 350,000 farmers and becoming a hot item on the international market, it just may step up to challenge the global dominance of chemical fertilizers.
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Colombian Army Troops Try to Step Up Coca Eradication

Colombian Army Troops Try to Step Up Coca Eradication

AFP (Sep. 5, 2014) — In the past three months, more than 100 hectares of coca leaf plantations have been destroyed by local authorities in the mountains northeast of Medellin in Colombia. Duration: 01:05 Video provided by AFP
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Sugary Drinks Linked to Cancer in Women

Sugary Drinks Linked to Cancer in Women

Newsy (Nov. 23, 2013) — A new study by researchers in Minnesota found a link between consumption of sweetened drinks among older women and endometrial cancer.
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