Pepsi http://www.kunc.org en Coke Changed Caramel Color To Avoid Cancer Warning; Pepsi In Transition http://www.kunc.org/post/coke-changed-caramel-color-avoid-cancer-warning-pepsi-transition In 2011, the state of California created a problem for the soda industry.<p>The caramel color that Coke and Pepsi used to give colas that distinctive brown hue contained a chemical, 4-methylimidazole — 4-MEI — that is listed as a carcinogen by the state.<p>And in accordance with California's Proposition 65 law, the levels of 4-MEI found in sodas would have warranted a cancer warning label on every can sold in the state.<p>So, as I <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/03/07/148075310/coca-cola-modifies-caramel-color-to-avoid-cancer-warning-label">reported</a> last year, Coke and Pepsi Wed, 03 Jul 2013 12:03:00 +0000 46617 at http://www.kunc.org Coke Changed Caramel Color To Avoid Cancer Warning; Pepsi In Transition The Beyonce Experiment: How Far Can She Go? http://www.kunc.org/post/beyonce-experiment-how-far-can-she-go <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESV5YAp2e5s</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMok-RBgj1I</p> Fri, 03 May 2013 07:23:00 +0000 43782 at http://www.kunc.org The Beyonce Experiment: How Far Can She Go? Mountain Dew Pulls Ad Called 'Most Racist ... In History' http://www.kunc.org/post/mountain-dew-pulls-ad-called-most-racist-history PepsiCo announced today that it was pulling a Mountain Dew ad from all its online channels, after it was buffeted by criticism.<p>Boyce Watkins, a professor at Syracuse University and an outspoken social critic, <a href="http://www.yourblackworld.net/2013/04/black-news/mountain-dew-releases-arguably-the-most-racist-commercial-in-history/">called the commercial</a> "arguably the most racist commercial in history."<p><a href="http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1706630/tyler-creator-racist-mountain-dew-ad-commercial.jhtml">MTV has the background on the commercial</a>, the last of three directed by Wed, 01 May 2013 22:08:00 +0000 43723 at http://www.kunc.org Mountain Dew Pulls Ad Called 'Most Racist ... In History' PepsiCo Says It Will Cut 8,700 Jobs Worldwide http://www.kunc.org/post/pepsico-says-it-will-cut-8700-jobs-worldwide PepsiCo, the maker of Pepsi soda and Doritos chips, said it will cut 8,700 jobs worldwide. That represents about 3 percent of its 300,000 person global work workforce.<p>The announcement also comes just after the company announced better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings. Thu, 09 Feb 2012 21:03:00 +0000 22118 at http://www.kunc.org PepsiCo Says It Will Cut 8,700 Jobs Worldwide