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. Continue reading →
Here in New York City there’s a war going on outside no man is safe from. No not that war or those wars, The Soda Tax Wars.
Our mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is calling for a penny-per-ounce tax on soda to deal with budget cuts for health care and education.
Of course this is all under the guise of this new measure being for your own good, after all you and your kids are fat remember? Who can forget this charming anti soda ad?
The fact is the city is looking for money and health issues are a smokescreen for that. I’ve seen ads on TV with a Latino store owner talking about how this tax will hurt his Black, Latino and lower income customers in the Bronx. Check it out below. Continue reading →
Photo Credit: Reuters Pictures: U.S. President Barack Obama gives a thumb’s-up when asked about his health as he walks on the South Lawn of the White House February 28, 2010.
We already knew our president is young but now we know for sure he’s pretty healthy, and still smoking.
At the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. Obama’s doctor and the head of the White House medical unit, Jeff Kuhlman, examined him. Dr. Kuhlman pronounced him “fit for duty” adding the president will likely “remain so for the duration of his presidency” in his first check up since taking office.
It’s amazing what you can find out about a President. We can know more about Mr. Obama than many of us know about ourselves!
The New York City Department of Health has released a 30 second video aimed at getting you to stop drinking soda so you can stop becoming obese. Yeah you.
The anti soda ad features a man drinking fat.
Some say the ads go too far and grossing people out is unnecessary. Seriously, how nasty is that pic above? hahaha
The Health Department says over the course of a year drinking one non-diet soda a day can make you 10 pounds heavier.
Also being targeted are sports drinks and energy drinks.
The American Beverage Association called the campaign fired back: “If the goal is to reduce obesity among New Yorkers, then this public education campaign should be based in fact, not simply sensationalized video that inaccurately portrays our industry’s products, products that are fat-free.”
It’s true a lot of those beverages are fat free and not at all what people think of when they think of fattening foods anyway. Sugar has a lot of effects on the human body, like diabetes and insulin resistance, and maybe the ad should have shown that. Then again what do you want in 30 seconds I guess.
The Health Department is instead encouraging alternative beverages like seltzer or plain old NYC tap water, which is sometimes brown. Wanna watch the vid?