Her name is Katie Bayne. She’s president and general manager of sparkling beverages for Coca Cola North America.
According to Ms Bayne, “There is no scientific evidence that connects sugary beverages to obesity. If you look at the data, you can see that during the same period obesity was rising, sugar intake from beverages was decreasing. Between 1999 and 2010, sugars from soda consumption decreased by 39%, but the percentage of obese children increased by 7%, and 13% for adults.”
In 2011, Coca-Cola introduced 20 new low-calorie and no-calorie beverages. The biggest difference between Coca-Cola’s 12-ounce can of no-calorie soda and their 12-ounce can of 140 calorie Coke?