The Buzz(kill) about Caffeine

"Caffeine is arguably the most popular drug in America. But what do you really know about it? This short video explains how the beloved stimulant became the key ingredient in top-selling soft drinks and how those drinks came to be blended with foreign-made synthetic caffeine. It also examines the regulatory mess surrounding this potentially lethal drug in the U.S.

Director, Producer & Editor
Ariane Wu

Based on reporting by
Murray Carpenter

Al Letson

Anna Vignet

Motion Graphics Artists
Sam Ward
Richard Levien

Gary Coates

Sound Mix
Christopher Galipo" -- Center for Investigative Reporting

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