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  • Coca-Cola to remove controversial drinks ingredient

    05/06/2014 12:13:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 70 replies
    BBC.com ^ | May 6, 2014 | BBC
    The world's largest beverage-maker, Coca-Cola, plans to remove a controversial ingredient from some of its US drinks brands by the end of this year, following an online petition.Brominated vegetable oil, or BVO, is found in Coca-Cola fruit and sports drinks such as Fanta and Powerade.Rival Pepsi removed the chemical from its Gatorade sports drink last year.In Japan and the European Union, the use of BVO as a food additive is not allowed.Pepsi has a plan to remove the ingredient from its entire product portfolio.It uses BVO in its Mountain Dew and Amp Energy drinks sold in the US.BVO has been...
  • PepsiCo: We Didn’t Sponsor Giffords’ Gabfest. Specifically.

    02/19/2014 9:39:20 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 2/18/2014 | Robert Farago
    Dear Mr. Farago, Thank you for sharing your concern stemming from our participation in last summer’s Aspen Ideas Festival.
  • Is PepsiCo Underwriting Gabby Giffords’ Gun Control Activism?

    02/19/2014 8:12:05 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 2/18/2014 | Bryan Preston
    If you haven’t heard of the Aspen meeting, it’s one of those gatherings of the high and mighty around the world, UN heavyweights and Hollywood nitwits and politicians with big government causes, like Giffords. Here’s the text from that screenshot:
  • Hey, Coke and Pepsi! I've Got Your Back! : Big Government is lining up its next shakedown victim

    02/18/2014 7:00:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/18/2014 | Christopher Chantrill
    It was only last week here in Panama that I was talking to a Pepsi truck driver from Philadelphia. They'll be coming for you sugar guys next, I said. It's already started, he retorted. In Philadelphia recently, the union bussed the drivers down to City Hall to protest a tax on sugar. Now we read that the trial lawyers are going for a repeat on the Big Tobacco shakedown of the 1990s. They want the state attorneys general to sue Big Food to "pay for soaring obesity-related health care costs." And why not? Back in the 1990s, Big Law got...
  • UPDATE: PepsiCo Prez Behind Gabrielle Giffords’ Civilian Disarmament Lovefest

    02/17/2014 9:18:46 AM PST · by rktman · 55 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 2/15/2014 | Robert Farago
    The TTAG tipster who alerted us to PepsiCo’s financial support of Gabrielle Giffords’ 2013 civilian disarmament gabfest entered “pepsico” into the search bar at aspenideas.org. (Fiendishly clever, eh?) Up popped Brad Jakeman, President, Global Beverage Group, PepsiCo, Inc., right below none other than Gabrielle Giffords, the doyenne of disarmament. Being the seasoned journalist I am I Googled Mr. Jakeman’s name and the festival and found the YouTubery above. According to Mr. Jakeman’s full official bio the Aussie was the marketing maven behind Activision’s gun-intensive Call of Duty video game (“There’s a soldier in all of us”). Here he is below...
  • Who Funds the Far Left? You’ll Be Surprised

    12/14/2013 3:20:29 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 49 replies
    Powerline ^ | 12-13-13 | John Hinderaker
    The Center for American Progress is a left-wing organization that is closely associated with the Obama administration. Its principal product is a web site called Think Progress. Think Progress is part of the internet cesspool that modern liberalism has become. Written by hack left-wing bloggers, it is bitterly hostile to free enterprise. It is a low-rent site that traffics in the most absurd smears and conspiracy theories. Many have wondered for some years who finances far-left web sites like Think Progress. As of today, we know at least part of the answer, as CAP released its corporate donor list for...
  • Michelle Obama to tout water in soda town

    09/10/2013 7:25:30 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 9-9-13 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON — Wash this political trip down with a little irony. When first lady Michelle Obama pays a call on Watertown on Thursday afternoon to urge Americans to choose water over soda, she’ll be making her latest health pitch in a southern Wisconsin community that earns its living, at least in part, on the sweat of soda bottlers. The corporate office of Wis-Pak Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of Pepsi-Cola and other leading soft drinks, is located in Watertown. Wis-Pak, with production facilities and warehouses throughout the central U.S., is the community’s 10th largest employer, according to the Watertown Area...
  • At Issue: Opponents of fetal tissue ban say it would shut down Madison business

    07/16/2013 6:19:17 AM PDT · by Sopater · 10 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | July 15, 2013 | MATTHEW DeFOUR
    In a nutshell The Legislature has introduced a number of abortion-related bills this session, but the one that has drawn the most ire from the business community is a measure seeking to ban the sale and use of aborted fetal tissue. The bill, introduced by Rep. Andre Jacque, R-DePere, and co-sponsored by 29 other Republican representatives and five Republican senators, would make it illegal to experiment on a fetal body part. A fetal body part is defined as “a cell, tissue, organ, or other part of, or any material derived from any cell or tissue of, an unborn child who...
  • Pepsi now selling ‘fat-blocking soda’

    11/18/2012 7:27:35 AM PST · by Renfield · 17 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 11-14-2012 | Eric Pfeiffer
    Pepsi Japan launched a new line of soda on Tuesday that it claims blocks the body's absorption of fat. Pepsi Special is infused with indigestible dextrin, a synthetic dietary fiber. Even though dextrin has not been proven to have dietary benefits for humans, it has been successfully tested on rats. Which, apparently, is good enough for Pepsi and the Japanese government, which has formally backed the soda manufacturer's claims. The Japanese Ministry of Health says products carrying its FOSHU label are "intended to be consumed for the maintenance/promotion of health or special health uses by people who wish to control...
  • Pepsi seeks lead in the cola wars with new ‘fat-blocking’ soda (Moochelle approved?)

    11/13/2012 7:00:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Examiner ^ | 11/12/12 | Danielle Tworek
    Pepsi seeks lead in the cola wars with new ‘fat-blocking’ sodaBy: Danielle Tworek November 12, 2012 In the endless battle to shake their growing reputation as a key trigger point in America’s obesity epidemic, the major soda manufacturer, Pepsi, has a new invention for the soda market: Pepsi Special, the “fat-blocking” cola. On November 13, consumers in Japan will believe they can say yes to the fries and even add a little bacon on that burger as they head through the drive-thru, as long as they include a large Pepsi Special with their meal deal. At least that’s the concept...
  • Energy drink makers face NY state probe

    08/28/2012 1:52:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/28/12 | Joseph Ax and Martinne Geller | Reuters
    (Reuters) - The New York State Attorney General issued subpoenas in July to three firms that make energy drinks, including PepsiCo Inc, seeking information on the companies' marketing and advertising practices, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Besides Pepsi, maker of AMP, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman also sent subpoenas to Monster Beverage Corp and Living Essentials LLC, maker of the 5-Hour Energy drink, said the source, who declined to be identified, citing lack of authorization to speak to the media. A spokeswoman for Schneiderman declined to comment, as did PepsiCo. Living Essentials also declined to comment beyond...
  • Pepsi on the moon? Thousands of Iranians fall prey to hoax

    06/30/2012 9:45:09 PM PDT · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 20 replies
    France24 ^ | 06/06/2012
    On Tuesday night, thousands of Iranians looked up at the sky in the hopes of seeing the Pepsi logo appear on the moon. In the past few days, rumors had swelled on Iranian websites and social networks, saying that Pepsi Co. was going to shoot powerful lasers at the moon to display the brand’s colors on its surface. Some took this as a joke; others believed it. Either way, many went up on their roofs to inspect the moon at the announced time. Our Observers in Tehran tell us more.
  • PepsiCo Says It Will Halt Use of Aborted Fetal Cells in Flavor Research

    05/23/2012 10:36:05 AM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 63 replies
    The New American ^ | 5/23/12 | Dave Bohon
    A pro-life leader has won a victory in her efforts to convince soft-drink manufacturer PepsiCo to stop the use of aborted fetal cells in its research for enhancing the flavors of its products. Debi Vinnedge, executive director of Children of God for Life (COGFL), announced that in late April she had received a letter from Paul Boykas, PepsiCo’s vice president for Global Public Policy, confirming that the company will not allow the use of HEK-293 — a cell line derived from human embryonic kidney — in its partnership with Senomyx, the company with which it had inked a four-year, $30...
  • Activist firm takes $600 million stake in PepsiCo (prepares to dump Obama-loving CEO Indra Nooyi)

    05/16/2012 4:50:32 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    KPVI ^ | 5/15/12 | AP
    Activist investor Ralph Whitworth says his firm has taken a $600 million stake in PepsiCo Inc., a move that could ramp up pressure on the company to make changes.
  • Pepsi brings back Michael Jackson in ads (Dead pedophile hired by Obama-lackey PepsiCo)

    05/06/2012 2:58:33 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    Online Athens ^ | 5/5/12 | CANDICE CHOI
    PepsiCo Inc. is going on a reunion tour with The King of Pop. The Purchase, N.Y.-based company says it struck a deal with Michael Jackson’s estate to use the late pop star’s image for its new global ad campaign. The rollout will vary by country, but will include a TV ad, special-edition cans bearing Jackson’s image and chances to win leather jackets inspired by the singer’s style. The promotion is part of a broader marketing blitz by Pepsi, which is looking to take business back from The Coca-Cola Co.
  • Don’t do business with progressive appeasers (heads up - take action!!)

    04/11/2012 4:50:35 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 28 replies
    Let’s stipulate: Activists on the left are free to exercise their rights of speech and assembly to boycott businesses whose politics they oppose. Conversely, activists on the right are free to exercise the power of their pocketbooks and refrain from supporting businesses that shun their values. So, what are you waiting for, conservatives? There are coordinated shakedowns taking place right now that involve some of America’s most prominent companies who’ve chosen to surrender to progressive bullying and race-card opportunism. Silence is complicity. On Tuesday, McDonald’s told liberal magazine Mother Jones that the company had “decided to cut ties with ALEC,...
  • Pepsi named one of “world’s most ethical companies” despite exploitation of aborted babies

    03/27/2012 4:01:27 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 13 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/27/12 | Christine Dhanagom
    NEW YORK, March 27, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In the midst of a pro-life boycott over PepsiCo’s use of aborted fetal cells in flavor research, a prestigious international think tank has designated the soft drink company one of the “world’s most ethical companies.” According to Ethisphere, the California based organization that produces the list, the ranking honors those companies that “go beyond making statements about doing business ‘ethically’ and translate those words into action,” and “demonstrate real and sustained ethical leadership within their industries.” The recently released 2011 list names 110 companies, including Pepsi. Several other pro-life boycott targets were also...
  • In Stores Now, "Pepsi Next" -- Review

    03/26/2012 1:31:38 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 9 replies · 21+ views
    The Impulsively Buy ^ | March 25, 2012
    Pepsi Next contains a veritable who’s who of sweeteners. The latest addition to the Pepsi line includes the high fructose corn syrup in regular Pepsi, the aspartame in Diet Pepsi, the sucralose in Pepsi One, and the acesulfame potassium in Pepsi Max.
  • Pepsi CEO on 'short list' for World Bank boss (Obama nominates another failed CEO alert)

    03/11/2012 7:02:01 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    TVNZ ^ | 3/8/12 | Reuters
    Former White House adviser Lawrence Summers, diplomat Susan Rice and PepsiCo Inc CEO Indra Nooyi are on a "short list" of possible US candidates to head the World Bank, a person with knowledge of the Obama administration's thinking said today. -snip- Nooyi, the Indian-born chief executive of PepsiCo, has been under pressure from investors for a stagnating stock price. She recently laid out a plan to turn around the company's North American soft drink business and took responsibility for management missteps.
  • Obama agency rules Pepsi use of cells derived from aborted fetus ‘ordinary business’

    03/05/2012 2:19:36 PM PST · by NYer · 67 replies
    Life Site News ^ | March 5, 2012 | JOHN-HENRY WESTEN
    LARGO, FL, March 5, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Pepsi Company, which is set to release the new product Pepsi Next in the coming weeks, is facing a more robust boycott as pro-life activists protest the company use of cells derived from an aborted fetus in flavor-enhancing research. But Pepsi has succeeded, with help from the Obama Administration, in keeping its controversial operations from consideration by its shareholders. In a decision delivered Feb 28th, President ObamaÂ’s Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) ruled that PepsiCoÂ’s use of cells derived from aborted fetal remains in their research and development agreement with Senomyx to...
  • HUGE Job Cuts At Pepsi, As Firm Plans To Slash 3% Of Workforce (Obama's favorite CEO FAIL alert)

    02/09/2012 4:40:35 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2/9/12 | Simone Foxman
    PepsiCo just announced earnings, and proposed a devastating strategy outlook for both the company and its employees. It announced that it will cut about 3% of its workforce, or 8,700 employees.
  • Pepsi Beverage Guru Massimo d'Amore to Retire (Pepsi-Obama logo architect gets the boot...)

    02/09/2012 5:45:35 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Ad Age ^ | 2/9/12 | Natalie Zmuda
    Massimo d'Amore, the divisive figure at the center of many of PepsiCo's biggest marketing campaigns over the past several years, is retiring. -snip- Mr. d'Amore has cast a long shadow at PepsiCo and in the marketing world. A charming Italian, he has been lauded as both innovative and creative, but has also been a lightning rod for controversy. He oversaw the creation of new logos, packaging and marketing campaigns for several brands, including Pepsi, Tropicana, Gatorade, Mtn Dew and Sierra Mist.
  • PepsiCo to stir up CEO succession battle (America-hating Obamabot CEO to get the boot soon)

    01/27/2012 10:02:37 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/27/12 | JOSH KOSMAN
    PepsiCo will take the first step toward finding an eventual successor to Chief Executive Indra Nooyi next month when it plans to ask several top executives to step up their duties. The beverage and snack giant, which is set to release the results of a months-long review on Feb. 9, will give at least two executives additional responsibilities, anointing them as possible replacements, a source close to the company said.
  • Pepsi Beverages pays $3.13 million to settle federal race discrimination charges

    01/13/2012 6:53:19 AM PST · by detective · 9 replies
    NEWSER ^ | Jan 11, 2012 | SAM HANANEL
    Pepsi Beverages Co. has agreed to pay $3.1 million to settle federal charges of race discrimination for using criminal background checks to screen out job applicants even if they weren't convicted of a crime. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which is working to crackdown on hiring policies that can hurt blacks and Hispanics, said Wednesday that the company's policy of not hiring workers with arrest records disproportionately excluded more than 300 black applicants. The policy barred applicants with arrest records even if they had never been convicted of a crime, and denied employment to those arrested or convicted of minor...
  • Pepsi Beverages pays $3.1 million to settle federal race discrimination charges

    01/11/2012 7:14:47 PM PST · by posterchild · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan 11, 2012
    WASHINGTON — Pepsi Beverages Co. will pay $3.1 million to settle federal charges of race discrimination for using criminal background checks to screen out job applicants — even if they weren’t convicted of a crime. The settlement announced Wednesday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is part of a national government crackdown on hiring policies that can hurt blacks and Hispanics. EEOC officials said the company’s policy of not hiring workers with arrest records disproportionately excluded more than 300 black applicants. The policy barred applicants who had been arrested, but not convicted of a crime, and denied employment to others...
  • Pepsi profit play (Obama-loving, America-hating CEO Indra Nooyi to slash jobs, 401k match...)

    01/05/2012 4:15:38 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/5/12 | JOSH KOSMAN
    Embattled PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi is considering laying off roughly 4,000 workers and ending the company’s 401(k) match in order to boost earnings, The Post has learned. A final decision could be made in days, according to sources close to the situation. “They are burning the furniture” is how one source described the proposed actions, referring to quick-strike actions undertaken after the usual means of accomplishing the goal of increasing profits have failed. Nooyi has been testing the patience of company directors who are fretting over the lack of a clear heir apparent, a series of marketing missteps and a...
  • Pepsi Says Mountain Dew Can Dissolve Mouse Carcasses

    01/04/2012 6:55:47 AM PST · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    http://www.theatlanticwire.com ^ | 01-02-12 | Eric Randall
    Pepsi Co., facing a lawsuit from a man who claims to have found a mouse in his Mountain Dew can, has an especially creative, if disgusting, defense: their soda would have dissolved a dead mouse before the man could have found it. An Illinois man sued Pepsi in 2009 after he claims he "spat out the soda to reveal a dead mouse," the Madison County Record reports. He claims he sent the mouse to Pepsi, which then "destroyed" the remains after he allowed them to test it, according to his complaint. Most shudder-worthy, however, is that Pepsi's lawyers also found...
  • Do You Know if Your Food or Vaccines Contain Aborted Cells?

    12/14/2011 3:01:14 PM PST · by surroundedbyblue · 42 replies · 1+ views
    Life News ^ | 12/13/2011 | Susan Tyrrell
    Little upsets pro-life people more than learning that things they consider innocent are actually tainted with the shedding of innocent blood. This long list of guilt-ridden products includes childhood vaccines, wrinkle creams and even your favorite soft drinks and chewing gum The problem is, it’s hard to keep it all straight even if you are trying to avoid putting products in you that are obtained through the death of a baby. Fortunately, Children of God for Life has produced an easy reference guide—a one page list of fetal call products. CLICK HERE FOR A PDF DOWNLOAD OF FETAL CELL PRODUCTS....
  • Pepsi says Tingyi alliance won't affect workers

    11/16/2011 7:48:33 AM PST · by Cardhu · 2 replies
    China Daily ^ | November 16th 2011 | Yang Ning, Chen Xin, and Huang Zhiling
    BEIJING / FUZHOU - PepsiCo Inc on Tuesday said that its proposed strategic alliance with Tingyi (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp will not mean changes in employment contracts at its bottling operations in China, after protests against the deal broke out at five bottling plants on Monday. "We are a responsible employer and are highly committed to protecting the interests and benefits of our employees," the company said in an e-mailed statement. "If the deal is approved, there will be no change in employment contracts at our bottling operations." On Nov 4, Tingyi, which owns the Master Kong brand, said it...
  • Pepsi Shareholders Demand It Stop Using Aborted Fetal Cells

    10/25/2011 4:06:02 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 25 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/25/11 | Steven Ertelt
    Pepsi shareholders have filed a shareholder resolution with the Securities and Exchange Commission and PepsiCo demanding that the company has been contracting with a research firm that uses fetal cells from babies victimized by abortions to test and produce artificial flavor enhancers.As recently as May, Pepsi ignored concerns and criticism from dozens of pro-life groups and tens of thousands of pro-life people who voiced their opposition to PepsiCo contracting with biotech company Senomyx even after it was found to be testing their food additives using fetal cells from abortions. “The company’s key flavor programs focus on the discovery and development...
  • Pepsi shareholders demand company stop using aborted fetal cell lines in flavor research

    10/25/2011 10:39:37 AM PDT · by surroundedbyblue · 50 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/25/2011 | John-Henry Westen
    LARGO, FL, October 25, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The pro-life organization Children of God for Life announced today the filing of a shareholder resolution with the Securities and Exchange Commission and PepsiCo, protesting the use of aborted a fetal cell line for the research and development of flavor enhancers for their beverages. In August 2010, PepsiCo entered into a 4-year agreement with Senomyx for the development of artificial high-potency sweeteners for PepsiCo beverages. Under the contract, PepsiCo is paying $30 million to Senomyx for the research and future royalties on PepsiCo products sold using Senomyx technology. When the pro-life group wrote...
  • Company Using Aborted Fetal Cells in Flavors Shields Partners

    07/23/2011 7:09:05 PM PDT · by johngrace · 20 replies
    Life news ^ | 7-15-2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Company Using Aborted Fetal Cells in Flavors Shields Partners by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 7/15/11 10:13 AM PrintEmail National 3796Share The company that was found to be testing their food additives using fetal cells from abortions is now working to hide the names of the corporations it contracts with as a pro-life boycott continues. LifeNews.com reported on the controversy in March when information came to light showing biotech company Senomyx was found to be testing their food additives using fetal cells from a line based on cells from a baby victimized by abortion. Senomyx ignored a...
  • Company Using Aborted Fetal Cells in Flavors Shields Partners

    07/15/2011 8:22:55 AM PDT · by julieee · 13 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | July 15, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Company Using Aborted Fetal Cells in Flavors Shields Partners Washington, DC -- The company that was found to be testing their food additives using fetal cells from abortions is now working to hide the names of the corporations it contracts with as a pro-life boycott continues. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/07/15/company-using-aborted-fetal-cells-in-flavors-shields-partners/
  • Pepsi Ignores Criticism on Use of Aborted Cells in Research

    05/30/2011 12:59:16 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 47 replies
    Life News ^ | 5/30/11 | Steven Ertelt
    PepsiCo is ignoring criticism from pro-life advocates upset that the company contracts with a research firm that uses fetal cells from babies victimized by abortions to test and produce artificial flavor enhancers.Last week, dozens of pro-life groups called for a boycott of Pepsi because of information that came to light in March showing biotech company Senomyx was found to be testing their food additives using fetal cells from abortions. Senomyx ignored a letter from the pro-life group Children of God for Life, which complained about its practices. “The company’s key flavor programs focus on the discovery and development of savory,...
  • Pro-Life Groups Unite In Pepsi Boycott

    05/26/2011 11:25:27 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 36 replies
    lifeissues.net ^ | 2011-05-25
    Search || Home » News Pro-Life Groups Unite In Pepsi Boycott Cogforlife@aol.com2011-05-25 For Immediate Release May 25, 2011 Pro-Life Groups Call for Pepsi Boycott over Aborted Fetal Cell Lines (Largo, FL) Scores of prolife groups are calling for a public boycott of food giant, PepsiCo due to their partnership with Senomyx, a biotech company using aborted fetal cells in the research and development of artificial flavor enhancers. Pepsi is funding the research and development – and paying royalties to Senomyx which uses HEK-293 (human embryonic kidney cells) to produce flavor enhancers for Pepsi beverages. Senomyx boasts they have over 800,000...
  • At Joplin Walmart, Death, Survival and the ‘Best Soda I Ever Had’

    05/26/2011 10:05:22 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 26 May 2011 | Amy Merrick
    When Cameron Paul, a Walmart employee in Joplin, Mo., was growing up, he and his father would go storm-chasing. From what seemed to be a safe distance, Mr. Paul’s father, a freelance photographer, would shoot pictures of funnel clouds. In southwest Missouri, there were plenty to keep them busy. “When other people might have fire drills, we’d have tornado drills,” Mr. Paul said. Many residents had storm shelters in their yards, and tornado warnings happened so often, “it was almost like crying wolf,” he said. None of that prepared him for Sunday evening, when Mr. Paul, 19 years old, was...
  • Pro-Life Groups: Boycott Pepsi for Using Aborted Fetal Cell Lines

    05/25/2011 10:10:22 AM PDT · by julieee · 51 replies · 10+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | May 25, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Pro-Life Groups: Boycott Pepsi for Using Aborted Fetal Cell Lines Washington, DC -- Dozens of pro-life groups are calling on pro-life Americans to boycott PepsiCo because it has contracted with a company that uses fetal cells from babies victimized by abortions to test and produce artificial flavor enhancers. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/05/25/pro-life-groups-boycott-pepsi-for-using-aborted-fetal-cell-lines/
  • The REAL Differences Between Coke And Pepsi People

    05/14/2011 9:45:11 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 142 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 13 May 2011 | Alana Horowitz
    You probably can't describe the difference between Coke and Pepsi. Perhaps one cola seems sweeter, but you couldn't certainly distinguish them in a taste test. Yet you know without a doubt which one you like more. The fierce brand loyalties of Coke vs. Pepsi are a marvel of American marketing. Slightly older, Coca-Cola was always the dominant brand. Pepsi gained market share in the middle of the century with a series of ad campaigns. In 1975 the first Pepsi Challenge claimed that people preferred Pepsi in a blind taste test. The brand was also marketed as the soda of the...
  • Diet Coke fizzes past Pepsi (America-hating, Obama-loving PepsiCo CEO flop)

    03/18/2011 3:22:42 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 75 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 3/17/11 | Charles Riley
    Score one for the Coca-Cola Company. Diet Coke unseated Pepsi as the second most popular carbonated soft drink in 2010, according to data from Beverage Digest. -snip- The switch marks a sea change in the industry. According to John Sicher, the editor and publisher of Beverage Digest, Pepsi has held the second position "for decades." Sicher attributed the decline in Pepsi's market share to its Pepsi Refresh Project marketing campaign, which is focused on community service.
  • Diet Coke Wins Battle in Cola Wars

    03/17/2011 8:45:24 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 17, 2011 | Mike Esterl
    U.S. sales of Diet Coke overtook those of Pepsi-Cola for the first time in 2010, making the diet soda the No. 2 carbonated soft drink in the country behind Coca-Cola, industry data are expected to confirm Thursday. Occupying the top two rankings would mark a historic win for Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO - News) in its decades-old rivalry with PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE: PEP - News), which has seen its market share slip in recent years and is trying to retool its marketing.
  • PepsiCo unveils 100 percent plant-based bottle

    03/15/2011 7:13:04 AM PDT · by arderkrag · 41 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 03/15/11 | Unknown
    PURCHASE, N.Y. – Remember the Cola Wars? Get ready for the Bottle Wars. PepsiCo Inc. on Tuesday unveiled a bottle made entirely of plant material, which it says bests the technology of competitor Coca-Cola and reduces its potential carbon footprint. The bottle is made from switch grass, pine bark, corn husks and other materials. Ultimately, Pepsi plans to also use orange peels, oat hulls, potato scraps and other leftovers from its food business. The new bottle looks, feels and protects the drink inside exactly the same as its current bottles, said Rocco Papalia, senior vice president of advanced research at...
  • Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Associated With Higher Blood Pressure

    03/01/2011 5:41:43 PM PST · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 03-01-11 | Staff
    Soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages such as fruit drinks are associated with higher blood pressure levels in adults, researchers report in Hypertension: In the International Study of Macro/ Micronutrients and Blood Pressure Micronutrients and Blood Pressure(INTERMAP), for every extra sugar- sweetened beverage drunk per day participants on average had significantly higher systolic blood pressure by 1.6 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) and diastolic blood pressure higher by 0.8 mm Hg. This remained statistically significant even after adjusting for differences in body mass, researchers said. mercury (mm Hg) and diastolic blood pressure higher by 0.8 mm Hg. This remained statistically significant...
  • CSPI: Caramel Coloring in Coke, Pepsi Can Cause Cancer; Industry Disputes Claim

    02/16/2011 4:10:22 PM PST · by Clock King · 27 replies
    abc news ^ | 02/16/2011 | ben forer
    A major consumer group today called for a government ban on two types of caramel coloring used in colas, warning that the ingredients could cause cancer. The soft drink industry came out swinging, strongly objecting to the claim.
  • Jackson Lee blasts 'demeaning' Pepsi Super Bowl ad

    02/09/2011 10:41:43 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 218 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/09/11 08:56 AM ET | Pete Kasperowicz
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) took to the House floor Tuesday night to criticize what she called a "demeaning" Pepsi ad that aired during the Super Bowl. In the ad for Pepsi Max, a black woman sitting on a park bench gets angry with her husband after an attractive, white female jogger sits down next to the couple and smiles and waves at the man. After the man smiles back, his girlfriend or wife gets angry and whips her Pepsi Max can at him. The man ducks, and the can hits the attractive jogger in the head. The ad is...
  • Doritos, Pepsi Max and Religion: An Unholy Mix in Super Bowl Ad Contest

    01/23/2011 1:45:34 AM PST · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | 01/19/11 | Jeffrey Weiss
    Doritos, Pepsi Max and Religion: An Unholy Mix in Super Bowl Ad Contest Jeffrey Weiss Correspondent Posted: 01/19/11 The NFL playoffs are still underway. But I can already tell you that neither Michael Vick nor any quarterback named Manning will play in Super Bowl XLV. And neither will a particular chips-and-soda ad. The veteran quarterbacks got beat by better teams. The ad, however, was sacked by a rookie mistake: A misreading by the writer about the acceptable use of religion and humor. The ad was actually an entry to a contest run by Doritos and Pepsi Max. The challenge: Make...
  • Build a 'Field of Dreams' for a DUI-killed kindergartner.

    01/17/2011 10:56:22 AM PST · by bjorn14 · 11 replies
    PepsiCo ^ | 17 January 2011 | Me
    Dear FRiends, I have never asked for any help from the FReeper community so I am going to appeal to you to help build a 'Field of Dreams' in memory of a young boy. www.refresheverything.com/treytonkilar Treyton was a 6 year old boy, a family friend of a colleague of mine at Elkhorn (WI) Middle School, who was killed by a drunk driver. His project is battling for #2 the voting, in the $250K neighborhoods category. Curious to what he is battling? How about a nationwide movement for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered youth. That's correct, a group out of New...
  • Doritos and Pepsi Mock God

    01/07/2011 5:06:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2011 | Brent Bozell
    The Super Bowl is more than just a huge day for professional football fans. Part of the game's massive audience is there for the chance to see how mega-corporations creatively spend millions of dollars for one Super Bowl commercial. Some Super Bowl ads are brilliant and successful. Budweiser knows it has hit one out of the park when its ad is Monday's water-cooler talk. But never underestimate the ability of some people to go too far, where talent and imagination are rejected for sophistry and shock. Take the ad geniuses for Doritos and Pepsi Max, who posted on YouTube some...
  • More on DORITOGATE From PepsiCo: "We Apologize"

    01/07/2011 7:34:28 AM PST · by GonzoII · 24 replies
    PepsiCo | Jan. 3; 2011 | Consumer Relations
    From the email responding to my protest: Thank you for contacting us at PepsiCo to share your sincere thoughts. We want to reassure you that the commercial you cited was not one conceived and produced by PepsiCo, and it never aired on television. Rather, it was a consumer submission in our web-based Crash the Super Bowl promotion, in which participants can upload their own 30-second spots for Doritos tortilla chips or Pepsi MAX to be considered for broadcast during Super Bowl XLV. We announced the contest finalists this morning and this consumer submission is not included in that selection. We...
  • “Feed your Flock” Superbowl Ad (offensive to Catholics)

    01/01/2011 7:49:25 AM PST · by NYer · 70 replies
    Doritos entry: Feed your Flock by "Feedyourflock"Pepsi Max entry: Pastor Solves his Problem by "Feedyourflock" The Pepsi Company is hosting an advertisement contest. The winner of the advertisement contest will air during the Superbowl and a 5 million dollar reward to the person who submits the winning commercial for the 2011 Super Bowl.. Apparently the current front-running commercial is titled “Feed Your Flock,” and it exploits and mocks the practice of receiving Holy Communion. The video can be seen HERE on Facebook, or HERE on the Pepsi website. The video is borderline (if not completely) blasphemous and Catholic Christians everywhere...
  • Nascar - The Pepsi Max 400 - Auto Club Speedway - Sunday 10-10-10 - ESPN 3pm ET

    10/07/2010 9:13:49 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 355 replies · 5+ views
    Nascar.com ^ | 10/7/10
    Come join the "poor,stupid" masses gathered at Fontana this week-end for some turn left and turn left some more racin'. That's if the crick don't rise and the sky don't turn gray or green or sumthin'. Remember, only you can prevent stupidity. Oh yeah.. and we got a FReepathon goin' on too.