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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Drinking Pepsi and Obesity

Now a days, obesity is emerging as one of worst problems in USA. It is going to seriously affect the US economy in near future. A lot of criticisms are hurled against soft drinks like Pepsi and Coke. Indra Nooyi is the CEO of Pepsi. She has now a tough job of responding to all the criticism. Of course, under her leadership, the company has become more profitable. Now, she has suggested that if most people did exercise then obesity would not be a problem.

You've said that Pepsi should be part of the solution, not the cause, of obesity. How are you and PepsiCo planning to go about that?
If all consumers exercised, did what they had to do, the problem of obesity wouldn't exist. But because society has changed so much, I think we can also be part of the solution by transforming our portfolio.
If I look at our portfolio, I think you can classify them into three groups: "fun-for-you foods" like Pepsi, Doritos, Lays, and Mountain Dew, "better-for-you" products like Diet Pepsi, PepsiMax, Baked Lays, Sobi Life Water, Propel, all of these products, and "good-for-you" products like Quaker, Tropicana, Naked Juice, Gatorade.

Well, I do not agree with her because in modern life, it is impossible to be physically active. Instead, it is possible to cut back on drinking Pepsi. In fact, if you drink 7 glasses of Pepsi in a week then you can decide to drink just 3 glasses in a week. That is within your control. 

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