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Pepsi steps up efforts to cut sugar in drinks

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>> Pepsi further buckling to pressure, to reduce the amount of sugar in its sodas. Announcing Monday, it will trim the sweet stuff, so that two-thirds of its drinks contain no more than 100 calories by the year 2025. Meaning you'll see a lot more low sugar, low cal beverages on the shelves in years to come.
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Along with reformulations of other offerings. Pepsi and it's rivals have come under fire for years from governments and health experts, who blame sugary drinks for fueling obesity and diabetes. Now forcing Pepsi CEO, Indra Nooyi, to step up her previous goal of reducing sugar in just 25% of certain drinks, by 2020.
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Big Soda, however, is still fighting a proposed global tax on sugary drinks, backed by the World Health Organization. Which has passed in France, Mexico, and a few US cities. And in a recent study, Pepsi and Coke were both caught with their proverbial pants down. The two revealed as having given millions of dollar to nearly 100 prominent health organizations, like the American Diabetes Association, and the American Heart Association.
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While simultaneously spending millions to fight laws to reduce America's soda intake. Pepsi's new 2025 health push also includes lowering sodium and saturated fat across its brands. Which go beyond soft drinks, and include Lay's potato chips and Fritos.