This blog chronicles my life as I try to balance healthy lifestyle habits with my husband's penchant for pizza rolls and my daughter's desire to watch iCarly 8 hours a day. It contains a mostly humorous, kind, and somewhat spiritual look at everyday life and the people who live it.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Pepsi Refresh? Shame on you!
My problem is with the campaign.
Pepsi, how dare you spend money on this campaign while saving money by using inferior, unhealthy,and carcinogenic sweeteners such as high fructose corn syrup as the main ingredient in your product? You want to Refresh the Planet? Start with your own product. You want to make a sweetened cola? Fantastic, make it with organic cane sugar. Bottle it in recyclable glass bottles, not cans made with aluminum that 1. leach toxic aluminum into our soil when they are not recycled, and 2. are made from bauxite which is not mined responsibly and is devastating lives in India and the rainforests in Brazil.
How does contributing to obesity, heavy metal poisoning, and environmental destruction Refresh our world? But the slogan is catchy, it gets celebrities behind it, people feel good buying Pepsi and sales go up. So it's all good, right?
No. Pepsi, you should be ashamed of yourself.