At first I thought I’d heard wrong.
It didn’t seem to make a lot of sense to me, but I checked and sure enough, the announcer was correct in saying 9 years.
So, now that I know 9 years is correct, I still don’t understand why it has to take 9 years.
That’s how long Pepsi is planning to take to cut down on the amount of added sugar in their drinks.
Nine years. 2025.
This, as we face a huge rise in obesity and diabetes.
People who study these things say added sugars should make up no more than 10% of your calories every day. One can of many kinds of regular pop can cover that.
You’ve heard how the World Health Organization wants an extra tax on sugary drinks to make you look for something that’s maybe more fizzy than sweet.
In the U-S, new labeling laws will show you the natural versus added sugar, but that’s not for another 2 years. Or, they could just wait for 9 years.
In fairness, we could all choose a diet pop instead with no added sugar and a low calorie count or one of those little cans.
Pepsi also sells a drink no one is complaining about. It’s called bottled water.
Let me know what you think about all of this, and don’t wait 9 years to do it.