We believe that a healthier future for all people and our planet means a more successful future for PepsiCo,” said Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo chairman and chief executive officer.
PepsiCo Inc is looking to cut salt, sugar and saturated fats levels in its top-selling products.
According to reuters.com: “It also would reduce the average saturated fat per serving by 15% by 2020, and cut the average added sugar per serving in key global beverage brands by 25% by 2020.”
I like how their goals are so far into in the future, but they do have one goal set to take place next year: Last week Pepsi said it would stop peddling sugary soft drinks to primary and secondary schools on a globally by 2012.
Lawmakers in over a dozen U.S. states, including New York, are campaigning to tax the highly sweetened beverages to cover health costs that are obesity-related.
Pespi also wants to peddle whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and low-fat dairy. I don’t know when that’s supposed to take place but I never thought I’d see the day they’d even say that.
Campbell Soup Co. and Kraft Foods Inc are looking to get in on the “wholesome foods” act too and they better do it fast. U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama is urging these companies to move even faster in making their foods healthier for kids.
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