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Food, beverage firms remove 6.4 trillion calories from products
Food, beverage firms remove 6.4 trillion calories from products

A new study found that 16 major food companies have removed 78 daily calories per person from their products following a 2010 pledge by the firms to slash calorie counts.  The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a Princeton, N.J.-based health philanthropy group, said the food companies sold 6.4 trillion fewer calories in 2012 than they did in 2007.  The foundation worked out a pledge with the food companies -- including General Mills Inc., Campbell Soup Co. and Coca-Cola Co. --  to cut 1 trillion calories by 2012 and 1.5 trillion calories by 2015.  “It’s extremely encouraging to hear that these leading companies appear to have substantially exceeded...

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