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The Yoga-Mat Chemical’s Quiet Fast-Food Exit

In 2014, a blogger's campaign pushed Subway to remove the additive from its bread. Other fast-food chains followed suit—but they're not crowing about it.

In early 2014, a blogger known as Food Babe launched a petition pushing sandwich chain Subway to remove an obscure chemical also used in yoga mats from its bread. Two days and more than 78,000 signatures later, Subway announced it was taking out azodicarbonamide—the yoga-mat chemical, as it came to be known.

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