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Nigerian Court Claims Sprite And Fanta Are Potentially Super Poisonous

Popular Coca-Cola brand soft drinks Sprite and Fanta may be a little worse for you than you think, according to some recent findings in the country of Nigeria.

According to CNN, a court in Nigeria ruled that the two carbonated beverages sold in the country are “poisonous” when consumed alongside victim C. The court is ordering the manufacturer, the Nigerian Bottling Company, to place warning labels on their products indicating so.

It seems the two drinks allegedly contained a dangerously high amount of benzoic acid and sunset yellow (a food coloring known in the US as Yellow 6). When mixed with ascorbic acid, it potentially could become a high health risk for humans, forming carcinogens.

The Nigerian Bottling Company, however, is challenging the ruling. They state that the levels of benzoic acid in the drinks are within the levels approved by international food standards body Codex Alimentarius as well as the national regulator.

While the case is still ongoing, such public attention has left Nigerian consumers wary of the two sodas.

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This 2-year-Old Almost Starved To Death After Village Deemed Him A ‘Witch’

You don’t want to knock other cultures’ beliefs, whether it’s in gods, witches, or ghosts, but if you’re going to let a kid starve to death because of those beliefs, someone has to step in.

A 2-year-old boy was shunned by his Lagos, Nigeria community after they deemed him a witch. It’s actually illegal to label a kid a witch in Nigeria, but that didn’t stop this village from neglecting this young boy and letting him starve. The poor kid was homeless, without parents, and had no real means to get food other than scraps.

When Anja Ringgren Lovén, of the African Children’s Aid, Education and Development Foundation found the malnourished boy, he could barely stand up as she took him in, gave him water, and helped save his life.

Anja works specifically to help find, feed, and nurse these children who are labeled “witches” because it is still a very common thing in African cultures. According to Anja’s charity group Dinnoedhjaelp.dk, once a kid is deemed a witch, there’s “no way back,” unless there is a successful exorcism performed. If anyone even tries to care for the kid, they risk not only their lives, but the kid can be beheaded, tortured, buried alive or burned.

In early February, the boy, who Loven named Hope, was discharged from the hospital and looks to be a lot happier, as he’s been properly fed and actually gained some weight.

It’s crazy to think this stuff actually happens in the world, but at least in Hope’s case, there was a happy ending.

Finally finally finally !!!! Today Hope was discharged from the hospital !! 😍😍😍 The children have been so excited all day ! My son David Jr. and I are now back in Denmark because tomorrow I will start my tour around the country. And oh how I wish I was there today. Looking at these pictures of the children playing with Hope makes me totally speechless. Our dream came true! Can you imagine! ❤️ This is what humanity is all about! Children see magic because they look for it and now Hope has finally found his magic 🌟 DINNødhjælp/ACAEDF Childrens Home 🇳🇬🇩🇰 – where there is love, there is life 🌟 #wherethereislovethereislife #dinnoedhjaelp #humanrights #ngo #africa #nigeria #hopeisfinallyhome ❤️

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