Gatorade through its parent company Pepsico announced earlier today that it won't be adding brominated vegetable oil to its drinks any more. This announcement came at the result of of a petition on Change.org, started by one 15 year old, Sarah Kavanaugh of Hattiesburg Mississippi.
Brominated vegetable oil, you see, has some issues. For one thing, according to the New York Times, "Studies have suggested there are possible side effects, including neurological disorders and altered thyroid hormones."
What did the spokespeople for Gatorade have to say about it? According to the Times: