Pepsi to Pull High Calorie Drinks from Schools Around the World
High calorie soft drinks are viewed as a major cause of obesity and diabetes. Researchers reported on this growing problem recently at the American Heart Association's 50th Annual Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention, according toScience Daily. Obesity is considered one the the primary reasons for increasing healthcare costs because of its effects on the heart.
In reaction to the issue of sugar drinks and their related medical costs, the Senate Finance Committee has considered a 3 cent tax on all sugary drinks in order to help support Obama's program to reform the healthcare system.
Pepsi can begin to change its practice of soft drink distribution, especially to the young, or it can be forced to do so by regulation. It looks much better to the public and politicians if it acts on its own.