Soda Producers Agree to Cut Calories by 20 Percent Until 2025

September 24, 2014 8:04 AM

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Soda Producers Agree to Cut Calories by 20 Percent Until 2025

The largest soda companies in the US pledged to reduce their drinks’ calories by 20 percent until 2025. Yes, in about 10 years from now, any beverage sold by PepsiCo, Coca-Cola and the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group will contain a bit less sugar. But is that enough to counter the obesity problem?

The announcement took place at the 10th Annual Clinton Global Initiative organized by former president Bill Clinton. The rates of diabetes could drop significantly, as children in low-income families gain around half of their daily needed caloric in-take from sugary beverages. Clinton said that acco...

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