Is BVO Kosher?

The Times reports on the possible health issues of BVO, an additive found in Gatorade and other drinks. According to Jewish law, the chemical is kosher. But given the health risks, we don’t think anyone should consume it.

We are told that, “about 10 percent of drinks sold in the United States contain brominated vegetable oil, including Mountain Dew, also made by PepsiCo; Powerade, Fanta Orange and Fresca from Coca-Cola; and Squirt and Sunkist Peach Soda, made by the Dr Pepper Snapple Group.”

The Times reports on a young woman who started a petition on to ask for the removal of brominated vegetable oil from Gatorade.

This information about the chemical in the article is particularly troubling:


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