I wasn't sure where to post this, so feel free to move it if you want. I was reading the ingredients in my root beer, and I noticed the ingredient, acacia. "The Ingredients: Carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup and/or sucrose, caramel color, sodium benzoate (to protect taste), citric acid, caffeine, artificial and natural flavors, acacia." http://www.rootbeerreviews.com/brews/barqs.php I wondered what it was, and found that it is a tree, but also that the tree contains various naturally occuring drugs. I was wondering what part of the acacia tree is in the soft drink, and why it is in there? How can a tree be listed as an ingredient? "Methamphetamine occurs naturally in Acacia berlandieri and possibly Acacia rigidula, trees which grow in west Texas. Acacia trees contain numerous other psychoactive compounds (ex. amphetamine, mescaline, nicotine, DMT, ...), but scientific papers specifically mentioning the presence of methamphetamine did not exist until 1997 and 1998." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methamphetamine Nicotine, mescalin, meth, and DMT, all in one tree, amazing. Anyways, is my root beer laced, or is acacia used for some other reason?