Pepsi Introduces Carbon-Neutral PepsiFLAT
PURCHASE, New York — Soft drink giant Pepsi unveiled their new "environmentally sustainable" beverage PepsiFLAT today, at a press conference outside the company's world headquarters. The drink is not carbonated, substituting the recognized greenhouse gas with a proprietary chemical that simulates the sensation of carbon dioxide bubbles by selectively attaching to nerve cells on the surface of the consumer's tongue, gums and throat.
Due to recent legislation emphasizing the reduction of carbon emissions nationwide, the new chemical qualified for fast-tracking under guidelines administered by the FDA. "The average liter of soda contains 6 grams of CO2," Pepsi CEO Eric Foss told journalists at the PepsiFLAT product launch, adding, "That's roughly 389,000 tons of CO2 released nationally each year prior to consumption and in the form of burps." [Link]